Brian Woulfe of northern Illinois worked as a mortgage loan officer for Bank of America until he was no longer able to work with reasonable continuity because of complications that arose from being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The exact nature of Mr. Woulfe’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma isn’t specifically stated within the civil complaint he and his Illinois disability attorney filed against Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna) and Bank of America Group Benefits Program…
Sandy Brooks Scott filed a lawsuit against Aetna Life Insurance Company in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri requesting that she be awarded long term disability benefits as well as attorneys’ fees and court costs.
Many long-term disability companies have a clause in their disability plans which change the definition of disability after 24 months. For the first 24 months of complete and total disability, a long-term disability insurance company pays the claimant if the claimant is unable to perform the material duties of his or her “own occupation.” Once the initial 24 months have elapsed under the “own occupation” standard, it’s not uncommon for long-term disability insurance companies to review and reevaluate cases in which they pay long-term disability benefits to find out whether or not the claimant meets the “any occupation” standard. Such is the case with Hellen Owens, a Business System Analyst at Fulton Paper Company.
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Sun Life denies disability insurance benefits to Alabama man with heart problems
An Alabama disability lawyer recently filed a civil complaint on behalf of Philip Linville in United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in the Northeastern Division against Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Sun Life). Sun Life denied Mr. Linville’s claim for long-term disability benefit payments and is allegedly in violation of the terms of the group long-term disability plan held between Sun Life and Mr. Linville’s employer — Cherokee Nitrogen Company, a subsidiary of LSB, Inc. The long-term disability plan under which Mr. Linville was a participant is governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).