For The New Year

What better way for us to start the New Year than with resolutions that are apropos for disability income insurance claimants, both ERISA and private.
So, here goes:
 

For a potential claimant: I will read my policy carefully and ask some one who knows to clarify what stumps me. And, I will do it now, before I become disabled.
 

For an actual claimant: I will do my best to get myself back on track so that I may go back to work (if I can get a JOB!).
 

For an insurance company: I will do my best to:

Train my claims employees to consider all of the evidence fairly when assessing claims.

 Halt the practice of getting a stable of shill doctors to “examine” claimants and call these exams “independent”.

Spend more money paying claims and less on fighting people who I know are entitled to benefits.
 

For an Independent Medical Examiner: I will call them as I see them, reread my Hippocratic Oath and conduct disability physicals so as to “do no harm” to those I examine.

For a treating physician: I will pay strict attention to my medical reports, knowing that insurance companies are just waiting for me to make a mistake or an omission which will prejudice my patient’s claim.

For myself, as a disability income attorney: I will continue to work hard to get all disability claimants the benefits they have paid for with their premiums.

For all of us: A wish for good health and that you never have to make a claim to any insurer for anything!

                   What a Happy New Year that would be!

 

 

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