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Posts tagged "Long-term disability benefits"

FMS test helps patients fight for long-term disability benefits

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatoid disorder of the muscles and bones that causes pain and fatigue. Patients and doctors understand full well the condition's devastating effects and how it can prevent people from working - and a new blood test helps make that clear to insurers, too.

Long-term disability insurance explained

We read with interest a recent article on a personal financial news website about two programs that help employees who are unable to continue working because of injury or illness. Both are familiar to regular readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and long-term disability insurance (LTD).

ERISA: protecting workers who need disability insurance benefits

President Gerald Ford had been in office less than a month when he put his signature on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 in a Labor Day White House ceremony. Since then, ERISA has been amended a number of times to strengthen its protections of American workers.

When health issues prevent you from working

Life is difficult; much more so when illness or injury prevents a person from working. Some of the leading causes of long-term disability include arthritis, depression, chronic fatigue, back pain, heart disease, cancer, chronic pain and diabetes.

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