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Disability Insurance and the Dentist: Can You Collect on Your Disability Insurance Policy?

You have worked as a dentist for your entire career.  Your family relies on you, and you have numerous financial obligations both at the office and at home.  The stress associated with a disability can cause you significant problems, including, for example, … Continue reading

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FCC Proposes Improvements in Advanced Communications for Consumers with Disabilities

Back in October 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”), which has been characterized by the FCC as the “most significant piece of accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities … Continue reading

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How A Dentist Can Avoid The Common Obstacles To Filing A Disability Insurance Claim

  You have worked hard your whole career to develop your dental practice, but now you fear that you can no longer treat patients because of a physical or mental condition.  You’re not alone – statistics show that from the … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate for Disabled Individuals Rose Along With Social Security Claims

A report in the San Francisco Chronicle states that the quarterly unemployment rate for people with disabilities has climbed along with claims made under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). An Allsup Disability Study shows that for the third quarter of 2010, disabled … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance Bad Faith In Arizona and the Delegation of Administrative Duties: A Legal Primer

Under Arizona law, the relationship between an insured and its insurer is a special relationship that gives rise to duties not ordinarily found in other contractual agreements. Rawlings v. Apodaca, 151 Ariz. 149, 163, 726 P.2d 565, 579 (1986); Dodge v. Fidelity & … Continue reading

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Facebook Photos Lead to Disability Benefits Termination

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (“CBC”) reports that Nathalie Blanchard, an IBM worker who had been on long-term disability leave due to depression, had her benefit payments terminated after she posted photos on social networking site Facebook that showed her on vacation, having a … Continue reading

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Tucson, Arizona Legislative Candidates’ Forum on Disability Policy

Secretary of State candidate Chris Deschene and nineteen Southern Arizona state legislative district candidates participated in a forum on disability policy on October 15, 2010 at the Tucson Marriott University Park. Peri Jude Radecic, the Executive Director of the Arizona Center … Continue reading

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Senate Finance Committee Hearing Held to Discuss Abuses in LTD Insurance Industry

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a full committee hearing on September 28, 2010, titled, “Do Private Long-Term Disability Policies Provide the Protection They Promise?”  At the hearing, the Finance Committee and expert witnesses discussed what are at times the abusive practices … Continue reading

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Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition Awards Disability Community Leaders

The Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition (AzDAC) recently announced the recipients of their 2010 Americans with Disability Disability Act Awards and awarded them at a gala held in their honor in Tempe, Arizona for the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The attorneys … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues – Phoenix, Arizona

Disability insurance law firm Comitz | Beethe would like to make our clients in the City of Phoenix, Arizona aware that the Phoenix Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues meets on the fourth Wednesday every month at 4:15 p.m.  At the … Continue reading

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