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LTD Benefits and Personal Injury Set-Offs

When people are hurt due to medical malpractice, car accidents, slip and fall injuries, or any other form of accident or injury, there are a lot of sweeping concerns about how money will be recovered to take care of essential needs. Whether it is a fear of being stuck with medical bills, getting reimbursed for…

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Seven Frequently Asked Questions About LTD Benefits

For a family that is struggling to pay the bills after an injury or serious medical condition, long-term disability benefits (LTD) can be the lifeline that is needed to weather the storm. LTD benefits can help to pay rent or mortgage payments, groceries, and other essentials. So, when an insurance company refuses to pay LTD…

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Four Common Types of Long-Term Disability Denials

For those who suffer from a serious medical condition, such as a catastrophic injury or a life-threatening illness, long-term disability insurance can be a blessing – that is, if the insurance carrier pays when it is supposed to. Sadly, many large disability insurance companies have a tendency to look for clever ways to avoid paying…

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Disability Setoffs After a Personal Injury Case

If you are currently involved in a personal injury claim and are out of work, you may be worried about how you will pay the bills until your case resolves. This is a common concern for those who are recovering from serious injuries. Fortunately, many Americans wisely purchase long-term and short-term disability insurance for just…

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What is ERISA and What Does it Mean for You?

In 1974, Congress passed a sweeping piece of legislation known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act or “ERISA.”  This landmark legislation was designed to protect retirement and employee welfare plans. Over the past few decades, ERISA has slowly been used by insurance companies as more of a weapon for avoiding paying benefits than a…

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What to do When LTD Benefits are Denied for Cancer

When you apply for long-term disability (LTD) benefits through your employer’s plan, you are making a claim for compensation to help you and your family survive while you battle your illness. Perhaps one of the most devastating diagnoses a person can receive is cancer. Being told you have cancer means a lot of things. It…

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Five Top Reasons for Long-Term Disability Denials

You have suffered injuries or developed a serious medical condition that makes you unable to work. Fortunately, your employer sponsors a long-term disability plan. You have paid your premiums every month, as they were dutifully taken from your paychecks. So, you do what anyone would do: You call and file your claim. For most applicants,…

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FDA Approves Targeted RNA-based Therapy to Treat Rare Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Onpattro (patisiran) infusion for the treatment of peripheral nerve disease (polyneuropathy) caused by hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidoisis (hATTR) in adult patients. This rare debilitating and often fatal genetic disease is characterized by the buildup of abnormal amyloid protein in peripheral nerves, the heart and other organs. Onpattro is…

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Yale Researchers Make Breakthrough on Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at Yale University have tested a new method for directly measuring synaptic loss in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Published in the Journal of American Medical Association Neurology, the study was a collaborative effort between researchers at the Yale PET Center and the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit. Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.7 million Americans, with…

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Court rules evidence shows Roundup causes cancer.

A federal judge in San Francisco ruled this past week that there is evidence that Monsanto’s weedkiller, Roundup, can cause cancer. Efforts by Monsanto to have the case dismissed were also denied. Both rulings are being considered a victory for those people across the country who have been harmed by exposure to Roundup. Since Monsanto…

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