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May 13, 2019

New ABA book shares a comprehensive look at today’s disability claims procedures

CHICAGO, May 13, 2019 — Just published by the ABA, A Lawyer’s Guide to Filing Long-Term Disability Claims and Appeals” by Allan Checkoway is an essential resource for legal advisors of individuals who are filing disability claims with the disability insurer, the Social Security Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is important that attorneys familiarize themselves with the different approaches to handling each disability claim because of the variations of contractual provisions, especially when addressing the definition of “total” or “partial” disability.

Checkoway’s primary objective with this new title is to use his decades of on-the-job experience to help attorneys understand the long-term disability (LTD) claims process and guide their clients through it successfully. Readers will obtain detailed information about the claims process, including common reasons claims are denied, frequent filing mistakes and guiding clients through effective communication with claims examiners and physicians. “A Lawyer’s Guide to Filing Long-Term Disability Claims and Appeals” provides an in-depth analysis of the four types of LTD insurance: individual, group, Social Security and Veterans Affairs.

An indispensable overview of how attorneys can advise disabled claimants, “A Lawyer’s Guide to Filing Long-Term Disability Claims and Appeals” is a must-read for lawyers working to help and protect their clients.

Checkoway has worked in employee benefits services and health care insurance for over 35 years, helping both employers and people with disabilities. He is one of the leading authors of books and articles on topics related to disability insurance, includingDisability Income: A How To Guide” (R & R Newkirk), “Disability Income Insurance” (Kaplan Publishing) and “ElderCare Survival Kit” (ElderCare Publishing). Checkoway’s articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Legal Economics, Lawyers Weekly and many other professional trade journals. He has also been awarded the National Association of Health Underwriters Norma Medill Award for Journalism. A past president of the Disability Insurance Training Council, as well as past regional vice president of the National Association of Health Underwriters, Checkoway is a frequent speaker at professional association meetings and educational conferences.


A Lawyer’s Guide to Filing Long-Term Disability Claims and Appeals


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