Individual Disability Policies, Long Term Disability Plans, and Social Security all define disability differently; make sure you understand the difference. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five adults in the United States has a disability. As of 2015, that was 53 million people. What happens when you become disabled? For many people, suffering a disabling injury or sickness means they must stop working. Or, for those fortunate to be able to continue working, it often means changing what they do or reducing the amount of time they work. Unfortunately, this often causes financial […]
Mark F. Seltzer was featured in The Legal Intelligencer on August 4, 2017, highlighting his recent presentations at the 48th American Society of Addiction Medicine conference and the Federation of State Physician Health Programs conference. At The 48th ASAM Annual Conference, Mr. Seltzer presented during The ASAM Pain & Addiction Common Threads Course XVIII. His course “A Legal Perspective” discussed legal issues that may impact healthcare professionals treating patients with addiction and mental health impairments, and legal issues healthcare professionals may face themselves when dealing with similar impairments. At the 2017 FSPHP Annual Education Conference, Mr. Seltzer presented “Restoring Physician […]
Mark Seltzer will be presenting License to Kill – The Danger of Practicing While Impaired today at IDAA 2017. Mark will be discussing issues and pitfalls common to disabled professionals, how to avoid them, and how to return to safely to practice. Earn CME credits and learn how to use disability insurance as one of the tools in your recovery. If you are a professional or executive seeking assistance with your Individual or Long-Term Disability claim, please contact Seltzer & Associates today at 888-699-4222 to speak with one of our attorneys.
For Immediate Release PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2017 – The Law Firm of Seltzer & Associates is honored to announce that Ethan F. Abramowitz has been recognized as a 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Mr. Abramowitz represents disabled professionals and executives in individual and long-term disability insurance claims, ERISA, breach of contract, and insurance bad faith cases. About Seltzer & Associates Seltzer & Associates is dedicated to helping professionals and executives suffering from physiological, […]
For professionals and executives, having individual disability insurance and group long-term disability insurance from your employer is often the best bet. The key is to understand what each of your polices does for you, and make sure you have the coverage that meets your needs.
Mark Seltzer will be presenting today at The ASAM Pain & Addiction Course at The ASAM 48th Annual Conference. A Legal Perspective will present legal issues that may impact you as the treating addictionologist / addiction psychiatrist / addiction psychologist / licensed healthcare professional and what steps you can take to protect yourself in view of those issues. Additionally, your patient may have a variety of legal issues for which you should be aware.
In most states, healthcare providers and facilities are permitted to charge a patient or their representative for copies of medical records. The cost of copying medical records is generally controlled by statute or regulation in each state. Additionally, federal law requires “covered entities” to limit fees for medical record copying to “a reasonable, cost-based fee.” Below is the fee information for each state. Some states update the fees annually, while others have codified the fees in statute or regulations. We try to keep the information below as up-to-date as possible, please check the appropriate source if you believe the information […]
Seltzer & Associates represents professionals and executives, including dentists, in all aspects of individual and long-term disability insurance claims. See our ad in the January/February 2017 Pennsylvania Dental Journal and explore our website to learn more about how physiological impairments, psychiatric and psychological impairments, and addiction can force dentists to stop working or reduce how much they work, therefore entitling them to potential disability benefit. If you need assistance filling, appealing or maintaining your disability claim, call our office at 888-699-4222 to speak with one of our attorneys today.
In December, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its Final Rule amending the Claims Procedure rule regulating claim handling for ERISA governed disability benefits. In conjunction with the release of the Final Rule, the DOL released a Fact Sheet explaining the changes to this rule, 29 CFR 2560.503-1. Beginning in January 2018, ERISA governed plans will be required to make a number of changes to their claim handling that should be beneficial to disability claimants. Below are highlights from the fact sheet, along with an explanation of how these new rules affect you, the claimant. Improvement to Basic Disclosure […]
Welcome to the newly redesigned SeltzerLegal.com. We look forward to continuing to keep you up to date on legal developments regarding Individual Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability, and ERISA matters in the area of disability. Additionally, you can read more about the legal services we provide and select publications from some of our attorneys throughout our website. If you believe you have an Individual Disability or Long Term Disability claim that we can help you with, please contact our office today at 888-699-4222 to speak with one of our attorneys.