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Disability insurance attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup answer the question: Can You Sue UNUM? In this video and article learn what to expect in a group policy lawsuit with UNUM and advantages of suing UNUM with a group policy.

  • What To Expect in a Group Policy (ERISA) Lawsuit with UNUM
  • An Advantage of Suing UNUM With a Group Policy (ERISA)


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In this video and article, Attorneys Gregory Dell and Stephen Jessup discuss how UNUM defines disability. UNUM‘s disability policy is very lengthy and every policy holder will have a better understanding of:

  • UNUM’s Definition of “Own Occupation”
  • How Can a Claimant Prove What Their “Own Occupation” Is?
  • What Is “Any Gainful Occupation”?


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MetLife seems to be committed to finding a way to deny your claim even after you have received a letter telling you your claim has been approved and you will receive benefits for “x years” or “until you reach the age of 65.” The company leaves out the caveat that they will be frequently monitoring your medical condition, looking for a way to deny you further benefits.

At Dell & Schaefer, our disability insurance attorneys offer you tips about how to prevent the denial. This means providing strong medical documentation that you are still disabled, educating your doctors on how to document your limitations and restrictions, and when to attach additional information to the Physician Statement form.
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Receiving a letter denying your claim for long term disability benefits can be a huge blow, especially if your condition is preventing you from earning an income or taking part in hobbies and activities you once enjoyed. What options do you have if Principal Financial Group has denied your claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and where should you go from here? Read on to learn more about the factors to consider when deciding how to proceed, as well as how the legal team at Dell & Schaefer can help you obtain the long term disability income benefits you deserve.
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New York Life recently acquired Cigna to become one of the biggest long term disability insurance carriers in the country, and unfortunately, this merger has only expanded some of the more frustrating parts of Cigna’s claims handling process and culture. It can be easy to become complacent after you’ve begun to receive benefits, but these benefits can be short-lived if you don’t take some proactive steps to preserve your entitlement to disability benefits. Your answers to the following three questions can put you in a better position to protect your long term disability benefits.
Continue Reading Maintaining Your New York Life Long Term Disability Insurance Benefits

Though you may think that being approved for long term disability benefits is the end of the race, disability insurers like Northwestern Mutual handle their benefit claims on a month-to-month basis – which means that disability claimants must prove that they are entitled to continue receiving benefits each month. Below, we’ll explain more about what we’ve learned after handling thousands of Northwestern Mutual disability insurance claims and what claimants can do to keep their monthly disability income benefits on track.
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Nearly one in every four U.S. adults will live with a disability at some point in their lives. For many of these people, long term disability insurance is the financial bridge they need to help them transition out of the workforce and seek training in another profession or pursue Social Security disability benefits. But when it comes to securing and maintaining your long term disability benefits through Standard Insurance Company, the process can be anything but standard.
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Prudential is one of the world’s largest long term disability insurance carriers and often will offer long term disability insurance claimants a lump sum buyout of their policy—providing the claimant with a lump sum of money in exchange for canceling the policy and eliminating the claimant’s right to ongoing disability benefits from Prudential. While this can often make financial sense for a claimant who needs these funds to pay bills or retrain for a different career, it’s not a decision that should be entered into lightly. Read on to learn more about some of the benefits and considerations of negotiating a lump sum settlement and buyout for your Prudential long term disability policy.
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Navigating the process of filing for long term disability benefits with an insurance carrier like Reliance Standard can be a challenge, even for the most well-organized claimant. Insurance carriers often seem to speak their own language, which can make claim denials seem unfair and arbitrary. At Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, we’ve handled literally hundreds of claims against Reliance Standard and know exactly what they’re asking (and not asking) in their disability claim forms. Read on for some tips to make handling your Reliance Standard disability claim a little easier.
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Unlike group long term disability policies that are offered through an employer (and must be litigated in federal court), Chubb policies are generally individual policies targeted toward specialty professions ranging from chiropractors to dentists. This can make these policies a little different from standard long term disability policies, and claimants must proceed quickly and efficiently when seeking disability benefits from Chubb. Below, we’ll discuss what claimants should be able to expect when submitting a disability claim to Chubb and why filing a lawsuit isn’t always the best idea in these cases.
Continue Reading What to Know About the Chubb Long Term Disability Claims Process