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At Kantor & Kantor, our Oakland long term disability attorneys are strong, compassionate, and committed advocates for individuals and families in Alameda County, CA. We understand the challenges that come with seeking disability benefits, and we know how to hold the big insurance companies accountable. If your long term disability claim was unfairly rejected, we are here to help. To set up a free, strictly confidential review of your long term disability case, please contact our Oakland ERISA lawyers today.
Most long term disability claims are brought through insurance plans that are covered by the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) — a federal law that regulates the majority of group benefits plans offered by American employers. Although ERISA standardizes much of the claims process, it is still immensely complicated. In many ways, this law tilts the playing field in favor of large insurance companies.
You need to know the proper steps to take after receiving a disability denial to preserve your right to bring an effective appeal. First and foremost, you should review and retain the official denial letter you received from your insurer. Next, you should call a lawyer immediately. Your Oakland, CA long term disability lawyer will review the rejection letter and help you take action. ERISA requires claimants to file their first level appeal within 180 days of getting a denial letter.
The ERISA appeals process is complicated. One of the key things that you need to know is that your initial long term disability appeal is an administrative appeal. Before you have the right to file a lawsuit for your benefits, you must give the insurer a second chance to take a fresh look at your case.
At this stage of the claims process, it is essential that you submit additional supporting evidence. If you fail to get your evidence sent to the insurer for your first appeal, you will likely lose out on it for the remainder of your case. Get an experienced attorney by your side as early on in the process as possible. Our Oakland long term disability attorneys have a proven history of successful results in handling these claims.
At Kantor & Kantor, our Oakland ERISA attorneys have extensive experience handling long term disability claims. If your disability claim was denied by the insurance company, we are here to protect your rights. To set up a free, strictly confidential consultation, please contact our legal team today. We represent clients in Oakland and throughout the surrounding communities in Alameda County.
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