About Disability Insurance Claims

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About Disability Insurance Claims

There are specific rules that cover the payment of benefits for disability insurance policies. Generally, in disability policies, the insurance company cannot contest the payment of benefits, if the policy has been in effect for at least two years. However, if the policy has not been in effect for at least two years, disability carriers will attempt to rescind the policy by contending that the insured made material misrepresentations in their insurance policy. This process is called “post-claims underwriting,” which is disfavored by the law. If you are dealing with the rescission of your policy, we may be able to help you.

A disability carrier may also deny a claim after a policy has been in effect for two years by claiming that the insured is not actually disabled. The carrier will challenge the findings by the insured’s own doctor regarding the disability. We have handled both rescission cases and cases involving a dispute regarding the extent of the disability.

Disability Insurance Litigation Case Results

Gancman v. Standard Insurance Company
Once Bronia Gancman’s disability prevented her from being able to perform the duties of her occupation, Ms. Gancman tendered her insurance claim to Standard. Standard rescinded her policy on the grounds of alleged material misrepresentations on her insurance application.

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TYPES OF BAD FAITH INSURANCE CLAIMS

Automobile Insurance
Claims Denial

Business Interruption Insurance
Claims Denial

Commercial Property Insurance
Claims Denial

Disability Insurance
Claims Denial

Fire & Smoke Insurance
Claims Denial

Health Insurance
Claims Denial

Insurance Broker
Negligence

Life Insurance
Claims Denial

Long-term Care Insurance
Claims Denial

Mold and Water Damage Insurance
Claims Denial

Rescission

Residential Property Insurance
Claims Denial

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