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Who Pays My Attorney Fees Under ERISA?

September. 4, 2020
When you’re unable to work due to a serious health condition or injury, hiring a lawyer may seem like an unwanted expense. However, federal disability insurance laws may allow you...
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What Is ERISA? We Answer Your Long-Term Disability Insurance Questions

June. 11, 2020
It can be hard to find reliable, understandable information about disability insurance law. Online search engines often confuse disability insurance and Social Security, which can lead to confusion and bad...
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ERISA Claims and Exhausting Administrative Remedies: What You Need to Know

May. 26, 2020
Before you file an ERISA lawsuit, you must follow a very specific process, and a single mistake can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, many disabled people don’t fully understand how ERISA...
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How to Prove Long-Term Disability in an ERISA Claim

May. 12, 2020
Before an insurance adjuster approves your disability insurance claim, they will investigate and look for reasons to deny or limit your benefits. You need to anticipate this investigation, which is...
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What Does “Regular Occupation” Mean in an ERISA Plan?

April. 16, 2020
Many people are surprised to discover that the definition of “disability” can vary drastically depending on the terms and conditions of their long-term disability (LTD) plan. Almost every Employee Retirement...
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What Does a “Full and Fair Review” Mean Under ERISA?

March. 25, 2020
In 2018, a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule went into effect, clarifying your right to a “full and fair review” under ERISA. While you may not have noticed the...
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Helpful Disability Claim Tips From Our ERISA Lawyers

January. 9, 2020
Filing for disability insurance benefits can be a difficult decision, especially when you love your profession. However, when you’re unable to work due to an illness, injury, or chronic condition, short...
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ERISA: When do “Lifetime” Healthcare Benefits Last a Lifetime?

April. 10, 2019
District Court Rules that Pension’s Healthcare Benefits Last a Lifetime By: Andrew B. Bryant The Northern District of Illinois recently addressed the question of whether healthcare insurance benefits under an...
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Do You Know the Deadline for Filing Your ERISA Claim?

April. 9, 2019
Do You Know the Deadline for Filing Your ERISA Claim? Even if You Think You Do, You May Be Wrong While ERISA claims come with many obstacles, one of the...
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ERISA Appeal Best Practices

February. 1, 2019
Experienced ERISA Denial of Benefits Attorney The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted in the 1970s with the intention of protecting plan beneficiaries from fund mismanagement and fiduciary...
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Seventh Circuit: ERISA Plan Can Be Penalized for Failure to Disclose Fee Schedules and Rate Tables used to Determine Usual, Reasonable, and Customary Rate

December. 4, 2018
By: Andrew B. Bryant How insurance plans determine “usual, reasonable, and customary” pay rates for healthcare claims submitted by out-of-network (“OON”) providers is a frequent bone of contention in medical...
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Attorneys Fees Awarded to Defendant in ERISA Disability Benefit Claim

May. 3, 2018
By: Jennifer Danish Courts infrequently award attorneys’ fees to defendants for having to defend themselves in ERISA disability benefit claims. Recently though, the Court, in James W. Hackney v. Allmed...
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