At Seltzer & Associates, we know that professionals and executives facing addiction need effective, discreet, appropriate results from their disability insurance carriers.

We have established a legal practice dedicated specifically to addressing the unique concerns of professionals suffering from the disease of addiction. Our team understands the many challenges that come with addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other substances and behaviors. While health and medical concerns are the first priority, there are often also significant financial problems, ranging from loss of one’s practice or business, loss of hospital privileges, inability to generate income, and savings lost as a result of the disease. Concurrent medical concerns are common, as are family conflicts, as well as legal problems that may include licensure issues, criminal charges, or problems with partnerships, groups, employers, and hospitals.

There are also confidentiality and privacy concerns, which keep many professionals with the illness of addiction from seeking legal help—even when they need it most. Seltzer & Associates has built a reputation for handling these sensitive situations with the utmost professionalism. Our entire staff is accustomed to the special considerations surrounding these cases and claims, which gives you several advantages:

  • We deal routinely with the major disability insurance carriers. This has earned us substantial credibility with insurers, and maximizes our ability to accomplish a speedy and effective disposition of your claim—often without the debilitating hassles, delays, and expenses of litigation.
  • We have carefully designed our entire process to ensure your privacy, and we exclusively dedicate our practice to disability cases and claims.
  • Our Work is nationally recognized in this area. Mark F. Seltzer, who has published and lectured extensively on addiction and professionals, oversees our practice.

At Seltzer & Associates, we limit our practice exclusively to disability insurance claims and cases. The majority of claims we handle involve healthcare providers and other professionals who suffer from addictions. We have gone to great lengths to obtain the knowledge and exposure needed in order to understand addiction, and therefore, to most effectively present and prosecute our clients’ claims. We prosecute our clients’ claims using a comprehensive, multifaceted approach. We appreciate the complexities involved in working with addictions and co-occurring illnesses, and develop our strategies in view of those complexities. We understand that addiction is a disease of compulsion and loss of control.

Our firm is actively involved with the addiction and recovery communities. We attend medical conferences, sponsored by organizations such as The American Society of Addiction Medicine, Federation of State Physician Health Programs, and International Doctors in Alcoholics Anonymous (IDAA). Mr. Seltzer is a frequent presenter at these conferences on topics involving disability insurance claims and addiction. We have worked with, visited, and presented at many rehabilitation centers and Professional Health Programs throughout the country. We are familiar with, and attend lectures presented by the most respected and prominent experts in the field of addiction.

We represent our clients with the utmost sensitivity, discretion, and appreciation for their illness. Our firm handles these cases with absolute professionalism, in a manner that provides the maximum amount of privacy for our clients. We also fully understand the multiple confidentiality issues with which our clients face. We pursue these claims in a way in which ensures our prosecution of our clients’ rights never compromises confidentiality.

Our goal, as a firm, is to help our clients obtain the benefits to which they are entitled, and to free our clients to devote their energy to maintaining their recovery. Our team is sensitive to the many challenges that come with addiction. We consider other issues such as co-occurring psychiatric or medical conditions, family concerns, employment problems, and legal difficulties that often ensue from the illness. We understand the hardships and vulnerability that most of our clients suffer at this time in their lives. We are committed to making certain that disability insurance carriers do not take advantage of our clients’ vulnerabilities. We help give our clients the freedom to go forward with their lives in positive and constructive ways.