This was a shocking denial by The Standard. Our client, a technical support representative for the state of Oregon was denied long term disability after undergoing two hip, two knee and three back surgeries. After paying benefits for 1.5 years, The Standard relied on a hired-gun doctor to review our client’s medical records and determine that she can work 40 hours a week.Continue Reading Seven Surgeries and The Standard Still Denies Disability Insurance Benefits

Applying for long term disability insurance benefits is a process that must have a strategic plan. When you have disability policies with multiple disability companies it can be even more challenging.Continue Reading The Standard, Ameritas and Sun Life Agree to Pay Residual Disability Insurance Benefits to Surgeon

We discuss a successful long term disability appeal victory on behalf of a University of Utah network engineer. This long term disability denial by The Standard was horrible and should never have happened as our client underwent 3 neck surgeries and a shoulder surgery.Continue Reading Network Engineer with Neck Disorder Wins a Standard Long Term Disability Benefit Appeal

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.
Continue Reading Tips to Prevent Standard Insurance From Denying Your Disability Insurance Claim

This recent California Federal ERISA long term disability case is another example of an unreasonable denial by the Standard Insurance Company. While this lawsuit was not handled by our disability insurance lawyers, we felt that disability insurance claimants could learn a lot from the findings of this disability lawsuit.
Continue Reading The Standard Denies LTD Benefits to California Woman with Addison’s Disease

In a case not handled by Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, but which can be utilized to our clients’ advantage in the future, a Long Term Disability (LTD) Claimant has earned a partial victory against Standard Insurance Company.
Continue Reading California Federal Court Finds that Standard Insurance Company’s Review of LTD Claim was Insufficient; Remands Claim Back to the Plan Administrator

The Plaintiff, with the help of a California disability attorney, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court against Standard Insurance Company (Standard) and the Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corporation Employee Benefit Plan (Oscient). The lawsuit claims that the Plaintiff did not continue to receive the disability benefits that she was entitled to under the Plan

Disability Blog & Cases:
Oregon Judge orders Standard Insurance Company to pay disability insurance benefits beyond the 24 month mental disorder limitation

In James F. Kitterman Vs Standard Insurance Company and Standard Select Trust Insurance Plans, the plaintiff, through his Oregon disability attorney, brought an ERISA action against the Standard Insurance Company (Standard) seeking