We discuss how we assisted a claimant that was denied long term disability benefits by Principal. We also provide some tips on what could have been done differently to prevent a Principal disability denial. This lawsuit against Principal was resolved with a confidential settlement.Continue Reading Principal Denies Disability Benefits to Software Engineer with Non 24 Sleep Disorder
This claim against Principal is a good example of how we helped an employment lawyer to prevent her long term disability benefits from being denied. Our client contacted us after her disability benefits were approved but she was concerned they would be denied and she was overwhelmed in dealing with The Principal.Continue Reading Principal Financial Approves Long Term Disability Benefits for Employment Litigation Lawyer
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.
Continue Reading Options if Your Principal Disability Benefits Claim is Denied
If you’re one of the many people who struggle with a disabling medical condition that makes it tough to hold down a job, you may be wondering about your disability options. If you have a long term disability policy through Principal, wonder no longer – here at Dell & Schaefer, we’ve handled hundreds of Principal Financial disability claims and can guide you through the ins and outs of the process and what you’ll need to do to recover disability insurance benefits. Like many insurers, Principal Financial has some common patterns and practices that can be worked around once you’re familiar with them. Learn more about what you’ll need to prove to obtain disability benefits from Principal.
Continue Reading What to Know About Suing Principal Financial Disability for Long Term Disability Benefits
After working for a law firm as a healthcare attorney for more than seven years, Amanda Foster began having intractable migraine headaches, so she stopped working. She received long term disability (LTD) benefits from Principal Life Insurance Company (Principal) from September 4, 2013, until they were terminated effective December 9, 2014.
Foster filed two administrative appeals and submitted additional medical records. After Principal paid numerous physician reviewers, it denied her claim and found she was not disabled according to the meaning of her disability insurance policy. She then filed an ERISA lawsuit. That was decided in favor of Principal, so she appealed that denial to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Continue Reading Principal Life Insurance Denial of Disability Benefits for Lawyer with Migraines Upheld by Court of Appeals
In this video, Attorneys Gregory Dell and Rachel Alters discuss a recent court decision in which Principal Life attempted to ignore an income qualifier in an “any occupation” definition as a technique to deny benefits. The court determined the policy language to be ambiguous and provided an interpretation in favor of the claimant. If you…
Recently, two different lawsuits were filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) against the Principal Insurance Company of America. In both cases filed through the respective plaintiffs’ disability attorney, Principal was alleged to have wrongfully denied the respective plaintiffs their claims for long-term disability (LTD) benefits.
The First Case
The plaintiff through a…
Dr. Bruce Leipzig had been denied long-term disability benefits by Principal Life Insurance Company, and brought his ERISA case before the District Court covering the northern part of Texas.