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ERISA Attorney John Tucker Admitted to District of Columbia Federal Court

On November 6, 2017, John V. Tucker was sworn in as a member of the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  this latest admission adds to the list of many federal courts in which Mr. Tucker is admitted to practice.  This admission will allow Mr. Tucker to litigate ERISA […]

John V. Tucker Named to “Top Lawyers 2016”

John V. TuckerDisabilty, ERISA & Life Insurance Attorney We are pleased to announce that Managing Shareholder John V. Tucker has been named by The Tampa Tribune to “Top Lawyers 2016.” In October 2016, Mr. Tucker will have practiced law for 25 years.  He has a national practice handling ERISA Disability and Life Insurance claims and […]

Do I Have to Send a Pre-Suit Appeal in My Group Disability Insurance Claims or Can I Just Sue Them?

Your disability insurance company just sent you a letter denying or terminating your Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance benefits.  You are so mad you could spit nails, and you cannot believe what you are reading.  When you get to the end of their letter, they tell you that you may file an appeal within 180 […]

Does the Law Require an ERISA Disability Denial Letter to Explain the Reasons for the Denial?

Yes, it does if your claim is governed by ERISA.   ERISA – the Employee Retirement Income Security Act – is the federal law that regulates employee benefits offered by private employers.  This includes disability benefit and insurance plans that you get through work, if you work for an employer other than a government entity or […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire The Same Attorney to Handle Your ERISA Disability and SSDI Claims

Have you ever heard the expression, “The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing”? That is what can happen when you have two different attorneys handling your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim and your ERISA Disability Insurance or Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance claim.  As I will explain below, having […]

Happy New Year!….Now Lets Talk About Whether You Really Want a Facebook Account

Happy New Year!  This is my first post of 2012,  and it continues a series I started last week on how your presence on Social Media (like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) can impact Disability Insurance and ERISA Disability claims. The problem with Social Media is that they work as free surveillance for disability insurance companies […]

How do I get a copy of my company’s ERISA Summary Plan Description?

If you have employee benefits through your job, you are participating in an ERISA plan. That is a benefit plan covered by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act. If you want to know the rules that apply to your ERISA plan, you have to get the Plan’s Summary Plan Description (abbreviated “SPD”). For example, […]

What is a Life Insurance Waiver of Premium Based on Disability?

If you have a life insurance plan through your employer and you become disabled, you may be able to keep your life insurance without paying premiums. How? Something called a premium waiver due to disability.   Some group life insurance plans – including many covered by the federal ERISA law that governs employee benefits – […]

What is an ERISA Summary Plan Description and How Do I Get Mine?

If you have benefits through work, your employer or union benefit plan is required by law to have a document that summarizes the key terms of the benefit plan. The law is called ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The summary is just that, a summary of the rules of the Plan.However, the law […]

What is an ERISA Plan?

An ERISA Plan is a group benefit plan that is subject to the federal ERISA law. That is any benefit plan offered by a private employer, not a government or a church.   An ERISA Plan may also refer to the document that spells out the benefit plan’s terms.   If you are making a […]


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