Tag: Disability Insurance Industry News

If you are currently receiving long-term disability benefits from your insurance carrier you may be able to receive a lump sum buyout

A lump sum buyout, also known as a disability settlement, is one payment for the agreed upon value of a claimants disability insurance policy. After this onetime payment is made, the claimant will no longer be paid benefits on a monthly basis. Additionally, the claimant no longer has an obligation to provide documentation that he […]

Due to Lack of Objective Evidence, Ohio Court Upholds Sedgwick’s Denial of Short Term Disability Benefits

In Corey v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., plaintiff Bruce Corey began working as a machine operator for Eaton Corporation in 1987. Beginning in February 2014, he was periodically granted short term disability benefits when he took a few days off of work due to cluster headaches. On May 8, 2014, Corey quit working completely […]

California Court Rejects Liberty Life Insurance Company’s Attempt to Apply ERISA Law to a Non-ERISA Disability Policy

Although this California non-ERISA disability policy litigation was not handled by our disability insurance lawyers, it is relevant to contract law for those who are employed by a state or federal government and have long term disability policies not covered by ERISA. California insurance law, not ERISA, applies to a lawsuit against a disability insurer… Continue Reading