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In Today’s Uncertain Financial Environment, How Difficult Will It Be for You to Collect on Your Disability Policy?

Attorney Ed Comitz’s article “In Today’s Uncertain Financial Environment, How Difficult Will It Be for You to Collect on Your Disability Policy?” was recently published in the July/August 2010 edition of  The Journal of Medical Practice Management.   The full article is … Continue reading

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Insurers Use High-Pressure “Return to Work” Programs to Terminate Disability Insurance Benefits

A personal return to work plan can be useful and empowering when it is the product of careful consideration between a disability insurance claimant, his doctor, and his attorney. In the hands of an disability insurer, however, a return to … Continue reading

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Provident Life Demands Disabled Dentist Submit to Surgery

Under California law, a disabled dentist who is receiving disability benefits may be required to undergo curative surgery in order to remain eligible for disability benefits. This was held in Provident Life and Accident Ins. Co. v. Van Gemert.  In … Continue reading

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California Assesses Punitive Damages for Disability Insurer’s Despicable Conduct

In our last blog post, we discussed when, under Arizona law, punitive damages may be assessed against a disability insurance company that is guilty of insurance bad faith.  In this blog post, we examine how the same issue is analyzed … Continue reading

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Disability Insurer’s Evil Hand Guided by an Evil Mind

In some disability insurance cases, punitive damages are assessed against the disability insurer when it violates the covenant of good faith and fair dealing with the insured.  In Arizona, a court may award punitive damages as punishment against a wrongdoer … Continue reading

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