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Settlement is Reached in AARP’s Denial of Life Insurance Benefits

August 29, 2018

On April 19, 2016, Mr. B’s father applied for life insurance with New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life”) and submitted his application by mail.  On the application, New York Life asked him only three questions about his medical condition. In the past 2 years, have you had treatment
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Suicide Exclusion and Intoxication –  New Colorado Supreme Court Decision Concerning Denied Life Insurance Claim

June 4, 2018

On June 4, 2018, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in Renfandt v. New York Life Insurance Company, 2018 CO 49, holding, “under Colorado law, a life insurance policy exclusion for ‘suicide, sane or insane’ excludes coverage only if the insured, whether sane or insane at the time, committed an act
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California Investigating Aetna Over its Medical Director Reviews of Records

May 2, 2018

We found an interesting story by CNN regarding Aetna Insurance. Apparently, California’s Insurance Commission has commenced an investigation into Aetna and its health insurance practices. The Commissioner learned that a former Medical Director for Aetna recently admitted under oath (in a deposition) that it was his practice to never actually
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May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

April 27, 2018

Disability Insurance Awareness Month (“DIAM”) is a campaign started and sponsored by the nonprofit organization Life Happens. The first goal of the campaign is to encourage people to take the time to consider the reality of missing work for any period of time, and to understand that it happens more
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Hartford Approves Long-Term Disability Benefits

April 11, 2018

A career firefighter suffered from several work-related injuries. He made heroic efforts to continue working by pursuing every treatment option, including multiple surgeries, to improve his conditions. However, his doctors had grave concerns that he would ultimately suffer a reinjury and recommended he cease work. He was eventually convinced to
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Liberty Life Disability Group Being Purchased by Lincoln Financial

April 9, 2018

It was recently announced that Lincoln Financial will be purchasing the group life and disability business of Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston Liberty (owned by Liberty Mutual) for $3.3 billion.  The deal is expected to close sometime in the second quarter of 2018. This transfer of business will result
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4 Essential Steps to Take When Filing Claims for Life Insurance Benefits

June 9, 2017

When you are ready to submit a life insurance claim to an insurance provider, certain steps will have to be taken to ensure the claim is properly submitted and processed. In general, these steps will include (but may not necessarily be limited to): Locate and Read the Insurance Policy –
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McDermott Law Opens New Office in Denver Tech Center Area

June 2, 2017

McDermott Law, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a second office in the Denver Tech Center area. 5750 South Ulster Circle East, Suite 300 Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111 For two decades, McDermott Law, LLC has been helping clients whose disability, life, long-term care and other insurance benefits have
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McDermott Law Welcomes New Associate Attorney, Timothy Garvey

January 12, 2017

McDermott Law, LLC is pleased to announce that Timothy M. Garvey has become an Associate Attorney with the Firm. Tim’s Practice will emphasize representation of individuals requiring assistance in matters of insurance coverage and bad faith, disability and life insurance denials, and ERISA matters. Tim is licensed to practice in
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Is Your Insurance Company Preparing to Terminate Your Long-Term Disability Benefits?

October 3, 2016

Convincing your insurance company to approve a long-term disability (LTD) claim can be challenging.  Keeping your claim in an approved status can be similarly challenging.  After LTD benefits have been approved, insurance companies will continue to review the claim and look for reasons to terminate benefits. There can be warning
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