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Social Security Disability News by Joni Beth Bailey

October. 10, 2016
mmend visiting attorney Joni Beth Bailey's blog page.  Recent topics include: "Famous Last Words—'I’ve got this!  I don’t need an attorney at my Social Security disability hearing!'" and "SSA's mySocial...
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Insurer Required to Defend Insured

July. 28, 2016
in part the district court’s decision regarding insurer’s duty to defend. Cincinnati Insurance Company brought action seeking declaration that its policy did not apply to the underlying claims against insured,...
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Limits to Bad Faith Discovery in Illinois?

May. 17, 2016
ay 16, 2016) St. Clair Co. (CATES) Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated in part; remanded with directions.  (WELCH and GOLDENHERSH, concurring.) Plaintiffs filed suit against their insurer,...
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Social Security Agency Rules Proposal

March. 21, 2016
ved Resolution 106B. The Resolution proposes various reforms to the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), many of which embrace principles endorsed in past Administrative Conference of the United...
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Does ERISA Cover My Church-Affiliated Disability Insurance Plan?

March. 20, 2016
les may apply to your disability insurance claim. ERISA does not cover many church plans due to an exception in the law, so it’s important to understand whether your plan qualifies as a church plan before you...
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ERISA Preemption in Case of Liberty Mutual Health Insurance Plan

March. 20, 2016
applied to ERISA plans in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., decided on March 1, 2016. Liberty Mutual maintains a self-insured employee health plan and some of those employees reside...
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Congressional Research Service Social Security Primer

February. 15, 2016
SA: Social Security Primer Congressional Research Service Summary The Social Security program was established in the 1930s and has been modified by Congress many times over the years. Today, Social...
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Skilled Nursing Facilities Increase Therapy Minutes while Federal Fraud Enforcement Plays Catchup

January. 27, 2016
ealth and medical needs of our nation’s aging and disabled populations. Unfortunately, a small number of doctors,hospitals,nursing homes,drug companies, and other health care providers have taken advantage of our tax...
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Comments Re Claims Procedure Regulations for Plans Providing Disability Benefits

January. 18, 2016
published new proposed regulations for ERISA disability claims (RIN 1210-AB39; Regulation 29 C.F.R. §2560.503-1).  The Public Comment period runs through January 19, 2016.  I prepared and submitted the following comments...
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Dismissal of Medline Industries False Claims Act Case Upheld

January. 18, 2016
der the False Claims Act on January 4, 2016, finding the Relator was merely adding details to a prior kickback suit remarkably similar to his own.  Bogina v. Medline Industries,...
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Are Workers Compensation Benefits Affected By Other Benefits?

January. 3, 2016
. If a client gets Vet benefits, is there a reduction?  If Service Connected, no. If Non-Service Connected, yes. If client is getting UC & WC, will Social Security deny...
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