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How to Cope with a Sudden Disability

How to Cope with a Sudden Disability

If you have recently become disabled, you may be going through many challenges as you come to terms with your new condition. While you can’t change what has happened, you can choose how you live with it. Suggestions To Help You Cope Allow yourself to grieve. Seek the professional help of a psychologist, counsellor or social worker to help you navigate through the emotional upheaval that your disability may have caused. Stay in the present. It’s inevitable that you may have regrets about the past and fears about the future, but remind yourself that that kind of...
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Don’t Fear the Lawsuit – Insurance Claim Denials

Don’t Fear the Lawsuit – Insurance Claim Denials

If your insurance company has denied your long-term disability benefits, and you have appealed with no results, it may be time to hire a lawyer. Time To Hire A Lawyer However, the thought of a lawsuit may be downright terrifying to you. Whether it’s due to a negative past experience or a fear of the unknown, there are many valid reasons why you may be wary of taking legal action against your insurance company. Two of the most common reasons why claimants are reluctant to approach a lawyer are a fear of being charged more than they can afford and having no control...
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Five Facts About Disability and Poverty in Canada

Five Facts About Disability and Poverty in Canada

Disability and poverty are mutually reinforcing. Individuals with disabilities face many barriers that can deprive them of access to resources such as education and employment, putting them at higher risk of poverty. Likewise, individuals living in poverty have a higher risk of developing a disability due to factors such as lack of proper nutrition and lack of appropriate healthcare due to high medical costs not covered by OHIP. Learn more below about the five startling statistics about this segment of the population. 13.7 percent of the Canadian population...
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Why Exaggerating Your Symptoms Can Result in a Denied Disability Claim

Why Exaggerating Your Symptoms Can Result in a Denied Disability Claim

You have a medical condition that is legitimately disabling. You’re preparing a claim to submit to your insurance company. A lot is riding on this: your health, your finances, your future. You’ve heard insurance companies have high denial rates and worry they will deny you like they have so many others. Learn how to avoid a denied disability claim. Denied Disability Claim Due To Exaggerating Symptoms It’s at this point that you might be tempted to exaggerate your symptoms. However, it’s important to remember that if the insurance company finds out,...
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In the News: Ikea Gets Into the Insurance Business, Wal-Mart Cuts Insurance for 30,000 Employees

In the News: Ikea Gets Into the Insurance Business, Wal-Mart Cuts Insurance...

Popular Swedish furniture retailer, IKEA, is branching out into the insurance business. IKEA Sells Insurance IKEA began selling child, pregnancy and home insurance at select stores in Sweden on October 1st, and is set to roll out further insurance products in the coming weeks, with the long-term goal being to make their new insurance offering available to their 59 million members worldwide. We can only hope that their insurance products won’t require assembly. Walmart Cuts Health Coverage Another retail giant is also making insurance headlines: Walmart, the...