Category: COVID-19

Substance Abuse Rising Amid Pandemic, Extended Quarantines

Feb 24, 2021 in Articles by

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent periods of quarantine have seen an increase in substance abuse among people from various trades, including essential workers who are putting in maximum time and effort to serve their communities. Unfortunately, substance abuse can increase in stressful situations such as dealing with a pandemic or being quarantined for extended periods of time. If you are suffering from substance abuse and complications, you should seek assistance from a Philadelphia disability insurance attorney to help you pursue your disability insurance benefits. With experience nationwide in handling substance abuse disability insurance claims, Seltzer & Associates is able to […]

Stigma, Licensing Concerns Keep Doctors for Seeking Mental Health Care Amid Pandemic

Feb 10, 2021 in Articles by

The coronavirus pandemic has, without question, been a challenging time in the medical profession. In addition to the regular responsibilities of caring for patients, additional stress and fears creep into the medical field due to this novel virus. Physician mental health has suffered during this pandemic. Know that you are not alone. Seltzer & Associates represents doctors, nurses, and medical professionals nationwide to secure their disability insurance benefits, especially during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speak with a Philadelphia disability insurance attorney today for help you with your claim.  Your Philadelphia Disability Insurance Attorney Wants You to Get Mental […]

Prediction: Long-Term Disability Claims Will Rise After COVID-19

Sep 16, 2020 in Articles by

COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. Millions of people have been infected with coronavirus, and the long-term effects are still widely unknown. One prediction is likely to come true: long-term disability claims will rise after COVID-19. Whether your disability stems from COVID-19 or another source, a Philadelphia long-term disability insurance attorney at Seltzer & Associates is ready to discuss your claim for disability insurance benefits today. Ask a Philadelphia Long-Term Disability Claim Attorney: Why Might Long-Term Disability Claims Rise After COVID-19? While we have learned quite a bit about the novel coronavirus over the last several months, our growing […]

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 […]