Prudential Insurance Company recently overturned a long term disability denial for our client under an own occupation period of disability. Our client worked for a large hospital system as a vascular lab technologist. The client was suffering from relapsing, remitting Multiple Sclerosis with optical neuritis and migraines. Prudential originally denied benefits based upon their opinion…Details
Have questions about the forthcoming Health Insurance Exchange created by the Affordable Health Care Act? Visit the Health Insurance Navigator created by our friends at Mental Health America of Westmoreland County:Details
Stories about tragic drug overdoses and the concern for heroin use in our local communities seem to always hit the news. The steps that are being taken to reduce some of the suffering from drug addiction don’t usually get the same attention. Hopefully, news will spread about legislation that has been signed into law on…Details
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. This subject has been very much in the news with the focus being on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice situation. Unfortunately, domestic violence is an everyday occurrence in our communities and many tragic situations are not in the headlines. When someone is the victim of…Details
Proposed Changes to Five (5) Month Waiting Period for SSDI Benefits for Terminally Claimant’s Senator Mike Enzi, a Republican in Wyoming, and Democrat, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, have introduced a Bill to expedite the payment of SSDI benefits to terminally ill individuals by eliminating the five (5) month waiting period. The legislation, commonly referred to…Details
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A bill requiring the Veterans Administration to set up private medical appointments if the wait for VA treatment is too long passed overwhelmingly in the US Senate, where it will now head to President Obama’s desk for signature.
There has been a lot of information in the news about ride sharing services. You may have heard of the legal issues that have come up in regard to ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. These services are available on the Internet and offer to connect you with drivers who can provide you…Details
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Labor and Industry has released The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety 2013 Annual Report, a document that intended to demonstrate “the workers’ compensation program’s commitment to workplace safety, superior customer service, innovation and excellence in carrying out the provisions of The Workers’ Compensation Act.” http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1113073708822-124/2013+WC+Annual+Report+(LIBC-772).pdf In an effort to better…Details
The ABLE Act, short for the Achieving a Better Life Experience, would allow people with long-term disabilities like those on the autism spectrum or Down syndrome to save money in a tax shelter solely for important costs like housing and education, while still qualifying for Medicaid and government services. This would be a powerful, life…Details