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Unum Profits While Ailing Workers “Gut it Out”

In an interview with Andrew Frey of Bloomberg Businessweek, Unum Group CEO Thomas Watjen said that the economic slump has resulted in fewer disability claims being filed, with workers suffering from lower back pain, nervous conditions and other “more discretionary” conditions more … Continue reading

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Planning for Possible Health Problems: How Much Disability Insurance Should You Have?

As Chris Clark writes in a DoctorPlanning.com article “Planning for Possible Health Problems: How Much Disability and Long-Term Care Insurance Should You Have?”, health problems are one of the most common reasons people retire before they intended.  But knowing how much and which disability and … Continue reading

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A STIFF UPPER LIP CAN LEAD TO GETTING STIFFED BY YOUR INSURER: CHRONIC PAIN AND YOUR ABILITY TO COLLECT DISABILITY INSURANCE BENEFITS

*By: Edward O. Comitz, Esq. and Patrick T. Stanley, Esq. Dentists are trained to work through adversity.  The mental and physical strength and discipline required to survive dental school and build a successful practice makes dentists inured to many of life’s … Continue reading

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Comitz Beethe: Proud Sponsor Of Western Regional Dental Convention

Disability insurance lawyer Ed Comitz and Phoenix-based law firm Comitz | Beethe are proud to show our continuing support for the Arizona dental community as a sponsor of the Western Regional Dental Convention to be held March 3-5, 2011 in downtown Phoenix. … Continue reading

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How To File A Disability Insurance Claim

Disability insurance lawyer Edward O. Comitz, head of the healthcare and disability insurance practice group at Comitz | Beethe, has recently posted an interesting and informative article, How To File A Disability Insurance Claim. Mr. Comitz discusses the sophisticated techniques … 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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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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Healthcare Professionals Suffering from a Chronic Condition: Presenteeism

A recently-published article in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that presenteeism—showing up to work with a sickness, impairment or disability that restricts productivity—has reached pandemic proportions amongst medical professionals.  The survey, which studied residents at numerous hospitals, found that 3 of 5 healthcare … Continue reading

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Northwestern Mutual Provides a Glimpse Into the Ways in Which Disability Insurance Companies Interpret and Apply Own-Occupation Coverage

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, a major provider of disability income insurance for medical professionals, has launched a new website, the “Disability Income Insurance Knowledge Center,” which it claims will assist their insureds in understanding the terms of their own occupation disability insurance … Continue reading

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