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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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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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Once ERISA, Always ERISA: How and why to avoid having your disability insurance policy sucked into the black hole of ERISA

Disability insurance carriers have increasingly used The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to their advantage.  While ERISA was supposed to be for the protection of employees, it is actually being used to protect insurance companies and employers. … 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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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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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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Run ‘n’ Roll Event Held at U of A in Tucson

Jim Click’s Run ‘n’ Roll race was recently held at the University of Arizona, a college campus known nationally for its outstanding road-racing and track teams for wheelchair athletes.  Disability insurance law firm Comitz | Beethe congratulates Wheelchair Race winner Kaleb Kallapa … 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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Ed Comitz – My Own Story

An active lifestyle has been important to me throughout my life. But after I severely injured my neck and head,  I questioned whether I would ever be able to enjoy sports or be active again. Shortly after suffering injuries, I began to experience … Continue reading

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