Category: Long Term Disability

ERISA • Employment Law
  • Do I Need to Attend an Independent Medical Exam?

    After an employee makes a long term disability claim, the insurance company often requests an independent medical exam (IME). During the IME, you will be examined by a doctor chosen by the insurance company. If this sounds a little suspicious, you are right for being skeptical. Often, insurers use IMEs to deny disability benefits by having their doctor

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  • Aetna Medical Director Admits Not Reviewing Patient Records

    Several news outlets are reporting that California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after its former medical director admitted that he did not review patient records when making a decision to deny coverage for various medical procedures.  CNN’s article about this shocking revelation and emerging scandal can be found here.  The revelation came in a deposition

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