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ERISA Preemption: What is it?

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ERISA – The Employee Retirement Income Security Act When someone files a lawsuit on a Disability Insurance or Life insurance claim that was denied, the law that governs their case depends on how they bought their insurance.  If they bought the insurance on their own from a private insurance agent, state insurance law applies to […]

VIDEO: What to Do if Your Disability Insurance Company Wants to Send You to Its Doctor

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Listen as experienced ERISA Disability Attorney John V. Tucker describes what to do if your Long Term Disability insurance company wants you to visit their doctor. If your long term disability doctor wants you to go to their doctor, you will generally have to go to see them. After working on many long term disability […]

Do I Need to Hire An Attorney if My Long Term Disability Benefits Are Denied?

Disability insurance claim denied?  Listen as disability benefits attorney John Tucker discusses whether you need to hire an attorney if your insurance company has denied your Long Term Disability benefits. There are several reasons to hire an attorney if your disability insurance company has denied your LTD claim.  First, attorneys are trained in reading various […]

LTD Lawsuit Dismissed Where Plaintiff Failed to Appeal Denied Claim Before Filing Suit

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Group Long Term Disability Lawsuits Require An Appeal Before Suit is Filed in Court If you have a disability claim under your employer’s group Long Term Disability (LTD) plan, you have to use the plan’s pre-suit appeal process before you can file a lawsuit.  What does this mean?  If the LTD insurance company handling the […]

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