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Disability Claims Solutions

Disability Claims Solutions, Inc. provides insureds across the USA with resources to make better decisions concerning ERISA Group STD/LTD claims, as well as Individual Disability Income benefits and Long-Term Care. Having the opportunity to work with an expert consultant, such as Linda Nee, provides insureds with valuable procedural options to work through problematic issues in successful ways.
Our focus is to resolve problems, not wrestle with conflict. Call Linda Today!

Unum Claim Denials -“Bad Apples, Again”

  As my readers are aware, I’ve been writing articles about insurance companies and recent tendencies, particularly Unum, to deny claims using “retro” or “old” unfair claims practices. On Friday, I had the opportunity to review two...

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Claim Fear – Why Am I So Afraid?

I haven’t written about “fearfulness” in quite some time. Over the last few years, it seemed to me that most insureds were dealing with the anxiety associated with their claims fairly well, and I hadn’t felt the need to mention it. However,...

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If You Go The Attorney Route- Be Careful

Within the last 6 months or so, several people who have called (non-clients) to say they hired an attorney and they want my help because the attorney isn’t doing anything. Attorneys are retained for claim appeals, or possible settlements, but I found out today...

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Know What You’re Eating

My readers may, or may not know, that I am an absolute fanatic, (granola head, really), about food additives and toxic food. No, I’m not a skinny rail, nor vegetarian or vegan, but careful about what goes into the food I serve my family. If you’re asking...

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Good Passover, Easter Or Other Observance

I would like to wish everyone a great holiday this weekend. Given the times in which we live, for me, each holiday brings a family observance and spiritual remembrance of times past that I try to keep alive as best I can. I wish everyone all things good, and may...

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Settlements – Saying “Goodbye” To Your Claim

We are only 2 days away from 1st Qtr. profitability and Unum has been prolific in its offering of settlements. It’s not surprising, and I’m sure quite a few insureds are taking advantage of the offers. While in the past, I’ve not recommended taking a...

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National Coalition Of Disability Insureds Now Defunct

Sadly,I am announcing that the sister non-profit corporation to DCS, Inc., the National Coalition of Disability Insureds is now defunct. Although it was originally created to give insureds and claimants a voice with federal and state regulators, it never seemed to...

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Managing Mental Health Claims

  Given the fact that insurers are bringing back “the old” egregious claims practices, it’s a good idea to review a few “best practices” for managing behavioral health claims. Nearly all Employer Group ERISA Plans limit mental health...

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First Quarter Profitability Reporting

Lately I’ve been posting articles relating to the insurance industry’s latest resurgence of egregious claims practices resembling those of 20 years ago. Due to the increase in claim terminations, it’s a good idea to review the claims review process...

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Stacking The Deck Practices Are Back!

I am receiving more and more calls about insurance companies trying to deny claims. And, although I’ve been writing blogs about the rampage, I suspect insureds may not be taking me seriously. Unum in particular seems to be harassing claimants about chasing...

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Tricks Of The Trade – Unum Guardian And Lincoln

It’s been quite a while since I’ve felt the need to write about harmful claims practices that are outside of the requirement of “good faith and fair dealing.” In fact, these resurrected claims practices are from about 10-15 years ago, but have...

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The Insanity Of Surveillance – Lincoln

This article could be considered an addendum to the last one I wrote regarding surveillance. Since my last article on the subject, additional reports have come to light making insurance surveillance the number one risk management tool to terminate claims. Lincoln...

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Are You Taking Surveillance Seriously?

I’m pretty sure I’ve written close to 200 articles, plus a White Paper on insurance surveillance. AND, I’ve been told here and there, “Oh Linda, you get so redundant sometimes, I don’t read all of your articles.” Still, I keep...

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Have You Been Speaking With AI?

There are reports coming in referencing all insurance companies confirming the use of AI in their claims evaluation processes. Unum seems to be the frontrunner although I can honestly say that I haven’t noticed speaking to anyone but a human. The notion of using...

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Unum Bad Practices In Operation

In several of my past articles I’ve written about how insurance companies today are disorganized and not reputable. I don’t know whether my readers think I’m just trying to scare every body, but Unum’s mode of operation, in particular, is...

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Legal Malpractice Regarding IDI Claims

Well, I haven’t had to write a negative article about a practicing disability attorney in a long time. I actually had high hopes that attorneys were becoming more in-tune with the disability claims process and were making much better recommendations....

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The Issue of SSDI Overpayments

As most ERISA claimants know, most LTD group policies contain a provision allowing for the reduction of monthly benefits by any amounts received from SSDI. This means your disability insurer has been allowed by federal law to use the social security system to...

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A Short Story – More Often True Than Not

The Butterfly Figurine by Linda Nee Martha kissed her two small children goodbye and watched them closely as they ran toward the school bus, lunch boxes flailing, and backpacks slipping off their small shoulders. It was a beautiful day in southern Maine. The sun...

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Is My Insurance Company Mad At Me?

I believe my readers might be mildly surprised at how many insureds just don’t want to make their insurance company mad at them. Actually, I hear this all the time, “Will Unum be mad if me if I do this?”, or, “I don’t want to make my...

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