Long-Term Disability for Nurses: Get the Benefits You Deserve

Oct 28, 2020 | Blog |

Nurses and other healthcare professionals spend their days focused on other people’s health and wellness. However, when healthcare workers find themselves unable to work due to their own chronic health conditions, illnesses, or injuries, they often find themselves in unfamiliar territory, navigating the medical and disability insurance systems as a claimant and patient. It’s a lot to handle, but you don’t have to do it alone. Bryant Legal Group has served Illinois’ nursing and medical professionals for decades, helping them get the long-term disability (LTD) benefits they deserve. In this article, we outline key issues that every nurse should know […]

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How to Apply for Disability Insurance: A Professional’s Guide

Oct 21, 2020 | Blog |

At Bryant Legal Group, we get a lot of phone calls from high-income professionals, including doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs, who need to file a long-term disability insurance claim. Many of these professionals are struggling with their decision to file. They’ve invested a lot of time and effort into building their practices, only to find that their health is suddenly making their life’s work impossible. In this article, our experienced lawyers explain how to apply for disability insurance. Keep reading to learn more about the application process, disability laws that may impact your claim, and ways you can improve your chances […]

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Should I Take UNUM’s Disability Claims Settlement?

Oct 19, 2020 | Blog |

UNUM doesn’t want to pay out your long-term disability (LTD) benefits. UNUM is a for-profit company that’s much more interested in its shareholders’ happiness and profitability than your welfare. However, the company frequently offers disability claims settlements (sometimes called buyouts) to insureds. What gives? At Bryant Legal Group, we’ve made a career out of standing up to UNUM, and we’re very familiar with their tactics. Here, we explain why you should accept a UNUM buyout and when you should fight back. What Happens When You Settle a Long-Term Disability Claim With UNUM? A settlement ends your long-term disability claim. In […]

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Can I Get Short-Term Disability for Alcohol Addiction and Substance Use?

Oct 15, 2020 | Blog |

Substance use affects every social, economic, and demographic group. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 19.7 million people (aged 12 and above) struggle with some form of substance use, including addictions to alcohol, opioids, prescription medications, and illicit drugs. When substance abuse limits or eliminates your ability to work, many professionals turn to their short-term disability and long-term disability policies for help. However, these people often find themselves battling their insurance company rather than focusing on their recovery. In this article, Bryant Legal Group’s disability professionals explain how you can get the help you need. […]

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4 Things Doctors Need to Know About Provider-Payer Disputes

Oct 6, 2020 | Blog |

Our healthcare environment becomes more complex every year. While your organization may feel comfortable handling some provider-payer issues in-house, many medical groups are discovering that the insurance companies and other payers are becoming more aggressive with cost-cutting tactics. Whether payers are reducing your payments under a “value-based care” model or disputing the necessity of care, you need an advocate who understands these complex disputes and your legal rights. At Bryant Legal Group, we help physicians and healthcare providers throughout Illinois with their provider-payer disputes. Here are some of the essentials that every healthcare professional needs to know. 1. Provider-Payer Disputes […]

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Reporting Changed Circumstances to the LTD Company: When Is It a Good Idea?

Sep 29, 2020 | Blog |

If you’re receiving long-term disability benefits, you may find yourself in a confusing situation. It’s not uncommon for disabled people’s conditions to improve (or ebb and flow). However, the disability insurance company may argue that you’re no longer eligible for monthly benefit payments based on your improved circumstances. What are you supposed to do? Disabled individuals typically must take steps to improve their condition. However, when you start gaining function, your LTD insurer may start scheduling medical examinations and asking tough questions. In this blog, our experienced disability insurance lawyers explain how you should handle this situation and what you […]

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Long-Term Disability vs. Social Security: What’s the Difference?

Sep 22, 2020 | Blog |

When you’re unable to work due to a serious injury, illness, or chronic condition, you’ll get a lot of advice. “File for disability” is a common suggestion that doctors, colleagues, and loved ones may offer. But, you’ll quickly find that “disability benefits” come in various forms. Should you file claims with your private or group disability insurance plan or the Social Security Administration?  Sometimes, the answer is “file both.” However, Social Security and disability insurance claims are very different, and you need to understand what each type involves. In this article, the experienced disability lawyers at Bryant Legal Group explain the differences between long-term disability insurance and Social Security disability benefits.  Please note that Bryant […]

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How to Apply for Short-Term Disability Benefits in Illinois

Sep 16, 2020 | Blog |

As a professional or entrepreneur, you’ve worked tirelessly to build your practice or business. When a health issue or injury makes it impossible for you to do your job, you’ll need financial support while you care for yourself and focus on your recovery, and short-term disability is supposed to provide that support. Unfortunately, many claimants make mistakes during the application process, which complicates their claims and leads to unnecessary appeals. For more than a decade, Bryant Legal Group has helped people throughout Illinois get the short-term disability benefits they deserve. In this article, we outline the essential steps in the […]

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Should I Meet With a Disability Insurance Representative?

Sep 9, 2020 | Blog |

It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to request face-to-face meetings with people who file short-term and long-term disability claims. The adjuster or representative may describe it as a “field interview” or simply as a “casual meeting.” However, most of these meetings have another purpose: the insurance company wants to spy on you. In this article, our disability insurance lawyers at Bryant Legal Group explain the risks associated with a field interview and suggest ways that you can minimize the harm. What Is a Disability Insurance Field Interview? Insurance adjusters claim that field visits are simply a chance to get to […]

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Who Pays My Attorney Fees Under ERISA?

Sep 4, 2020 | Blog |

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 to try to collect some attorney fees from your disability insurance carrier to offset your bill for attorney fees if you meet specific criteria. In this blog, our disability insurance lawyers at Bryant Legal Group outline the essentials of ERISA’s fee-shifting laws and explain how they may impact your claim for long-term or short-term disability benefits. What Is ERISA? ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) is a federal […]

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