Many full-time employees have health, life or disability insurance coverage that protects them in the event of a disabling injury or condition. In addition to the group coverage that may be provided by an employer for the benefit of all workers, many legal, medical and other professionals elect to purchase individual disability insurance coverage to provide additional protection. In most cases insurance denials must first be appealed directly with the plan administrator or insurer with Department of Labor time limits.
A skilled ERISA lawyer is needed to perform this appeal to where the appeal is "exhausted" prior to suit. Making this record requires a specialist in this field and should not be undertaken by the claimant alone. Unfortunately, valid insurance benefits claims are frequently denied by insurance companies. If you are involved in an insurance dispute and your insurance company refuses to provide the health, disability or life insurance benefits to which you are entitled, the disability insurance benefits lawyers at our law firm can help.
More Than 100 Years Of Combined Experience And Dedicated Advocacy
At Reben, Benjamin & March, our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined employee and disability advocacy. We provide experienced and aggressive representation on behalf of clients involved in insurance disputes. If you have disability insurance and your insurance provider has failed to honor a valid claim, we encourage you to contact our law office for assistance.
Whether your claim is a denial on an individual policy that needs to be filed in a Maine court due to a contract violation, or a denial of a group plan benefit that needs to be filed in federal court under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), our Maine insurance benefits denial lawyers will know how to argue with the plan or insurer on your behalf.
Examples of our successful representation are EEOC and Campagna v. BIW and Fortis Benefits Ins. Co., Civ. No. 97-355 P-H, and Cannon v. Unum, 219 F.R.D. 211 (2004), U.S. D. Ct. Portland, Me. where we worked on legal teams and successfully broke the two-year limitation on disability benefits for "mental" illnesses, which we argued were discriminatory.
Contact Our Lawyers To Learn More About Your Claims
Our Maine insurance benefits denial lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle your non-work disability insurance appeal case with the highest degree of skill and professionalism. We have taken on many large insurance providers and will not hesitate to advocate aggressively on your behalf to protect your rights and interests. If applicable, we can also represent you in your workers' comp case.
We offer a free telephone consultation and case evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options. To schedule a free telephone consultation with an ERISA claims lawyer at our Portland, Maine, law firm, contact us toll free at 877-413-0861 | 800-622-7911 or call 207-874-4771. For assistance online, contact us by e-mail.
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