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Posted 11/20/2017 by Edward Comitz in Disability Claim Tips With Ed Comitz, Esq.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
Claim Tip 4 - What Does the Claims Process Entail? (A Broad Overview)
Most dentists know that if they file a disability claim, there’s going to be an investigation.  Many dentists have heard stories about surveillance, or biased medical examiners, but tell themselves, “that won’t happen to me, because I’m filing a legitimate claim.”  They think that all they’ll have...  Read More
Posted 11/10/2017 by Dr Juanita Benedict in Practice Pain Free Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 25
Episode 27: The undisputed best treatment for back pain.
  Although we have only scratched the surface of back pain in dentistry with this series, this episode will dispell some myths about treatment of back pain and what treatment has been recommended over and over again in research.  Find out what that treatment is and how to find the best...  Read More
Posted 11/5/2017 by Edward Comitz in Disability Claim Tips With Ed Comitz, Esq.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 21
Claim Tip 3: What to Expect When You Request Claim Forms
When you make the difficult decision to stop practicing and file a disability claim, the first step is to request the claim forms from your insurer. Each disability company has its own set of claim forms, and some companies have multiple sets of claim forms for specific types of policies (e.g....  Read More
Posted 10/16/2017 by Edward Comitz in Disability Claim Tips With Ed Comitz, Esq.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 15
Claim Tip 2: What to Expect if You are a Dentist Filing a Claim
In our last post, we noted that dentists are much more likely to become disabled than other professionals. At the same time, dentists’ claims are often targeted for denial because they (1) have high benefit amounts and (2) usually involve occupation-related slowly progressive musculoskeletal...  Read More
Posted 10/2/2017 by Edward Comitz in Disability Claim Tips With Ed Comitz, Esq.   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 14
Claim Tip 1: Do You Need a Disability Insurance Policy?
If you’re a practicing dentist, the answer is a resoundingyes, as there’s a high likelihood that you’ll have to file a disability claim at some point in your career. Studies have shown that a majority of dental students experience chronic musculoskeletal pain by their third year...  Read More
Posted 11/1/2016 by Dr Juanita Benedict in Practice Pain Free Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 113
Episode 2: 2 Minute Body Reboot for Healthier Dental Practice
Episode 2: 2 Minute Body Reboot for Healthier Dental Practice The 1-2 minute time span in between your patients can be used to make you healthier! Join me as I discuss how a 2 minute reboot can reduce your pain and...  Read More
Posted 10/23/2016 by Dr Juanita Benedict in Practice Pain Free Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 141
Reducing Neck and Shoulder Pain while Standing in Dentistry
Episode 1: Reducing Neck and Shoulder Pain while Standing in Dentistry Learn how to position yourself for health while I answer questions from Dr. Abbas Haider from Atlanta in this first...  Read More
Posted 10/23/2016 by Dr Juanita Benedict in Practice Pain Free Dentistry   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 64
Standing Up for Dentistry..Without Back Pain
Back pain is the #1 reported musculoskeletaldisorder reported in dentistry. Whether you have been suffering from back pain for years, or are just interested in preventing this debilitating problem, read my newest blog on how to practice standing up without pain! delves into the science of back...  Read More
Posted 11/13/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 133
Surveillance of Disability Claimants: Who's Watching, When Are They Watching, and What Are Their Methods?
Disability insurance companies purportedly use surveillance as a means to expose dishonest claimants and fraudulent disability claims. Unfortunately, many disability insurers also utilize surveillance as a means to deny legitimate claims. For example, if a disabled claimant leaves the house for a...  Read More
Posted 11/6/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 375
10 Mistakes Dentists Make in Disability Claims
Mistake #1: Failing to Consult With An Experienced Disability Attorney Disability policies vary greatly in the language used, and coverage is often restricted by technical qualifying words and phrases. Your claim will have a better chance of being successful if your policy is individually...  Read More
Posted 10/30/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 126
The Disability Insurance Claims Process Part 6: Denials and Terminations
Our last post discussed what you need to do to keep your disability benefits once they have been awarded. Unfortunately, many dentists’ claims are denied, particularly in the early stages of the claims process. Insurance companies will also periodically attempt to terminate dentists’...  Read More
Posted 10/23/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 121
The Disability Insurance Claims Process Part 5: Claim Approval
In our last post, we finished our discussion regarding the investigation and evaluation stage of the disability insurance claims process. Hopefully, once you have submitted the required information and your claim has been evaluated, the insurance company will approve your benefits. This post...  Read More
Posted 10/16/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 125
The Disability Insurance Claims Process Part 4: The Investigation Continues
Our last post discussed some of the ways the insurance company will attempt to gather your personal information once you have submitted your disability claim. In this post, we will discuss some of the other methods insurance companies use to evaluate your disability claim. THE INVESTIGATION...  Read More
Posted 10/9/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 218
The Disability Insurance Claims Process Part 3: The Investigation Begins
In our last post, we finished up our discussion of the various disability claim forms that must be submitted when you file your claim. In this post, we will begin our discussion of the insurance company’s investigation into the merits of your claim. THE INVESTIGATION BEGINS Once the...  Read More
Posted 10/2/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 128
The Disability Insurance Claims Process Part 2: More Claim Documentation
Our last post discussed a few of the disability claim forms that will need to be filled out when you initially file your claim. In this post, we will discuss the remaining disability claim forms that generally must be submitted at the time you file your claim. INITIAL CLAIM FORMS: PART 2 ...  Read More
Posted 9/25/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 243
The Disability Insurance Claims Process: Part 1
It goes without saying that disability insurance companies would prefer not to pay out disability claims. This is particularly true if the disability policy is a high paying policy belonging to a dentist. If a dentists’ policy is not paid, or his or her benefits are denied or terminated, the...  Read More
Posted 9/24/2015 by Karla Thompson in All About Disability Insurance   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 208
Let's Get Started: Test Your Knowledge About Disability Insurance Claims
This blog will focus on educating dentists about disability insurance from a new perspective. The goal is to give helpful insight not just on which policy to buy, but on how to plan ahead in case you actually have to use that policy. We're lawyers, not insurance salespeople, so we see the entire...  Read More
Posted 7/31/2015 by howard in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran   |  Comments: 1  |   Views: 979
All About Disability Insurance with Edward Comitz : Howard Speaks Podcast #110
Is disability insurance right for you? Educate yourself about why and when to get disability insurance, and what to avoid when you do. Stream Audio here: AUDIO - Edward Comitz - HSP #110 ...  Read More
Posted 9/12/2014 by Greg Auerbach, MBA in Practice Transitions Made Perfect   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 55
Thought for the Weekend
We can't understate the importance of what we posted about on Wednesday () and that importance is not specific to any age group. In our own team, half are disabled dentists who had to sell relatively quickly and transition into a new career. Sometimes you have time to work towards transition, but...  Read More
Posted 9/10/2014 by Greg Auerbach, MBA in Practice Transitions Made Perfect   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 108
Death and Disability - Are Your Financial Affairs in Order?
That very personal question can haunt us all at one time or another. The last thing that most of us want to do is prepare for our own demise. However unsettling the topic may be, having an ultimate exit plan makes an untimely and unfortunate event much easier for loved ones that are left behind to...  Read More

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