Long Term Disability & ERISA: What You Need To Know

What is long term disability and how does it interact with ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act)? To find out, we asked Ron Dean, a California attorney who has been engaged in employee benefits litigation primarily on behalf of participants for over 30 years. This article explains how the two interact.

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How Does SSD Affect Long Term Disability Claims Under ERISA?

How does social security disability (SSD) affect a long term disability claim under ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act)? In many positive ways, according to Ron Dean, a California attorney who has been engaged in employee benefits litigation primarily on behalf of participants for over 30 years.

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Long Term Disability Claims: Can You Represent Yourself?

Can someone successfully represent themselves in a long term disability claim? The answer to that question will likely depend upon the stage of the claim itself. We asked Ron Dean, a California attorney who has been engaged in employee benefits litigation primarily on behalf of participants for over 30 years, to offer advice to those thinking about going the road alone. He explains when it may be possible in this article.

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Long Term Disability Lawyers: Not A Dime A Dozen

Long term disability and ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act) lawyers are not a dime a dozen. In fact, this area of law has become extremely specialized – so much so that finding an experienced attorney whose practice focuses in this area is often a difficult task. Luckily, some do exist.

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Long Term Disability Insurer Must Consider Subjective Pain Under ERISA

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a long term disability insurance carrier must consider a plaintiff’s subjective pain under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The ruling may open the door to those who have become disabled, but cannot substantiate their disability with objective medical evidence.

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