Hi I'm Nick Ortiz I'm a board certified disability insurance attorney today I'm here to talk to you about sudden life insurance company and the top reasons why Sun Life denies long term disability claims just for reference these are not presented in any particular order number one insufficient medical records in other words the insurance company.
Requested medical records from your doctor or other medical provider and the doctor's office never provided the records number two insufficient objective medical evidence the insurance company may have medical records but they don't believe that the records are sufficient to show a disabling condition some of the types of.
Objective records they're looking for our x-rays MRIs CT scans and the like number three the medical condition is non verifiable or based primarily on self-reported symptoms number four your doctors didn't return forms or questionnaires also known as attending physician statements number five the peer review physician does not agree.
With your doctors in other words the insurance company has hired a doctor to review your records and their doctor says that your conditions are less limiting than your doctors say number six the insurance company may say that you're exaggerating your symptoms qualify for disability number seven the insurance company may have hired a.
Private investigator to conduct video surveillance and the video footage is inconsistent with your purported limitations number eight your social media profile the insurance company is likely tracking you on Twitter Facebook Linkedin and the like and they're gonna argue that your postings are inconsistent with your disabilities.
Number nine missed deadlines for example you didn't file your initial application for benefits in time or be your proof of loss in time or see you didn't file your appeal in time number ten there may be a pre-existing condition exclusion number eleven there may be a specifically excluded condition listed in the policy that says you.
Cannot qualify for benefits with that condition number twelve you do not meet or satisfy the definition of disability under your specific plan or policy number thirteen there's been a change in the definition of the term disability for example from own occupation to any occupation after six twelve or twenty four months before teen you may.
Be partially disabled but not totally disabled under the policy number fifteen you are out of work due to your own choice but not due to your medical condition and finally ERISA most group plans not all but most are subject to ERISA and that law very heavily favors the insurance companies if you've been denied benefits for one or a combination.
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