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Wrongfully Denied Disability Insurance Claim? We Work With Your Disability Insurance Company.

Jul 9, 2020 in Articles by

Considering the years that you have paid premiums to your disability insurance company, in good faith, as well as the time and effort of applying for disability insurance benefits, a denial is frustrating and can feel demoralizing. If you are denied your disability insurance benefits, do not give up. You have options and our nationwide disability law firm is here to help. At Seltzer & Associates, we have years of experience working with all of the major disability insurance companies. Your Philadelphia long term disability denial lawyer at our firm will take a direct approach with your disability insurance company […]

Client Spotlight: Philadelphia Disability Insurance Attorneys for Physicians

Jul 2, 2020 in Articles by

Physicians are called to take care of the health and well-being of patients, but when an accident or injury results in their own disability, they need an advocate for their personal health and well-being, which includes financial security.    Seltzer & Associates has taken a special interest in representing physicians in disability insurance matters. Every Philadelphia disability insurance attorney on our team understands the intricacies of the medical profession. As a society, we place a unique pressure on physicians to perform at exceptional levels in demanding environments. A stressor that the coronavirus pandemic has amplified in recent months. After years of […]

Doctors & Addiction: Do You Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Jun 30, 2020 in Articles by

Doctors and medical personnel have high-stress jobs that can trigger emotional and physical conditions like addiction, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Dealing with the loss of life and patients and their families during the worst moments of their life can cause a person distress more so than less demanding jobs.  Addiction in doctors is a coping mechanism, and one that requires attention to overcome. For many, addiction to drugs or alcohol means they are unable to see patients or perform surgeries. If this is the case, you may qualify for benefits under your disability insurance policy.   About Addiction in Doctors Physicians […]

Do I Qualify for Short-Term or Long-Term Disability Insurance Due to Coronavirus?

Jun 24, 2020 in Articles by

Short-term disability insurance plans provide benefits if you’re unable to work due to an injury or illness. It’s different from workers’ compensation insurance that only provides coverage if you’re injured on the job. Disability insurance covers you when you get injured or become ill and can no longer perform the duties basic of your job. Seltzer & Associates is representing essential frontline workers, like healthcare professionals, claim and receive disability insurance benefits. If you’ve developed a disorder, like anxiety, depression, PTSD, or addiction, as a result of your COVID-19-related work, you may qualify for disability insurance benefits. Speak with a […]

A Note to Those on the Front Lines From Your Philadelphia Disability Insurance Lawyer

Jun 17, 2020 in Articles by

To our COVID-19 frontline workers in Philadelphia and across the country, we see you and value the work you’re doing for our communities. Our country has never seen a medical crisis of this magnitude, and we are learning together that the services of our frontline workers are more critical than we previously acknowledged.   For the doctors and nurses, police officers and health department officials, for the paramedics social workers, journalists and delivery men and women – we salute you and your essential efforts to combat the coronavirus and keep America up and running.  Disability Insurance Benefits for Healthcare Workers Each […]

What Essential Employees Need to Know About Long-Term Disability Insurance

Jun 10, 2020 in Articles by

A sudden condition or medical issue can devastate an employee’s career and cause financial problems. For example, a physician who has a debilitating heart attack and suffers a reduction of heart function that prevents her from being able to work will experience lost income and unplanned medical expenses for hospitalization, outpatient treatment, rehabilitation, prescriptions, etc. Long term disability insurance exists for scenarios like this one, where an employee is no longer able to complete their essential job duties due to a medical issue, psychiatric impairment, addiction or other disabling condition. Disability Insurance is Not the Same as Workers’ Compensation Long term […]

Medical Professionals Facing Denied COVID-19 Disability Claims

May 20, 2020 in Articles by

Disability Insurance Claims Being Rejected for COVID-19 Medical Professionals If you are a doctor or other medical professional with a health-compromising condition that could result in long-term disability or death if you are exposed to patients with COVID-19, be forewarned: insurance companies are beginning to challenge claims filed by medical professionals seeking disability benefits as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Physician Disability and COVID-19 Many physicians who have underlying physical and mental health conditions cannot safely work in an environment where close contact with patients puts them at risk for developing complications from the Coronavirus. Insurance companies are closely […]

Top Causes of Disability in 2017

May 24, 2018 in Articles by

Unum, one of the largest disability insurance companies in the United States, recently released their list of the top causes of disability in 2017 for claims filed with its company. According to Unum, the leading causes of long-term disability claims in 2017 were cancer, back disorders, injury, cardiovascular, and joint disorders. Injury, joint disorders, and cancer, along with pregnancy and digestive system, were also the leading causes of short-term disability claims in 2017. Cancer One in two men and one in three women in the United States are at risk of developing cancer in their lifetime. The most common types […]