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Quitting Your Job Can Impact Your Disability Insurance Benefits

Quitting Your Job Can Impact Your Disability Insurance Benefits

Invisible disabilities are difficult to battle in the workplace, but just because you don’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In the case of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, it’s becoming more common for employees to seek time off to recover from a disorder.  The stigma of these conditions and disorders is what often leaves employees wondering if an insurer will take them seriously or deem the claim as legitimate. In those times of overwhelming stress and disarray, an employee may feel disgruntled enough to leave their job entirely...
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Disabilities in the Media: The Road to Better Representation

Disabilities in the Media: The Road to Better Representation

Representation is far more than a Hollywood buzzword. A positive portrayal in the media can completely change the way the general public thinks about a marginalized group, and while the landscape is far from perfect, there are now a growing number of films and TV shows that feature characters (and actors) from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. Unfortunately, most conversations about representation still tend to exclude people with disabilities. According to a recent white paper from the Ruderman Family Foundation, able-bodied actors were cast to play the...
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LTD Benefits Denied Due to Pre-Existing Condition

LTD Benefits Denied Due to Pre-Existing Condition

Kirk still remembered the anxiety he had felt when he was first diagnosed with chronic pain at the age of 32.. While it was a relief to know why he’d been in so much pain, it was stressful to learn that there was no cure for the condition. He had spent more than a few sleepless nights worrying about how to live a normal life. Thankfully, his fears proved to be mostly overblown. Some days were worse than others, but for the most part, he was able to deal with his pain well enough to go about his day. He was on a decidedly upward trajectory by the time he reached his 40s....
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When You Have a Weakened Immune System During COVID-19

When You Have a Weakened Immune System During COVID-19

As healthcare experts around the world rush to contain the dangerous spread of COVID-19, new and effective strategies for managing the disease are becoming increasingly necessary. For the majority of people who are young and healthy, practices such as social distancing, disinfecting surfaces, and frequent washing of hands offer common-sense solutions that keep themselves and others relatively safe from infection. But for the subset of the population who are immunocompromised, there are a few added considerations that must be taken into account if they hope to stave off an...
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A Herniated Disc Kicks The Cook Out Of The Kitchen

A Herniated Disc Kicks The Cook Out Of The Kitchen

Exercising on a regular basis is one of the most important things we can do to maintain good health and promote longevity as we age. For women especially, weight training can be a vital part of maintaining adequate bone strength and density to ward off arthritis or osteoporosis. But it’s important to go about exercising properly to avoid injury.  Angela was a kitchen manager at a restaurant in Barrie and an avid gym-goer. In September 2017 she started focusing on high-impact weight training to try and improve her muscle strength. Unfortunately, she herniated a disc...
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How Long Do My Long-Term Disability Benefits Last?

How Long Do My Long-Term Disability Benefits Last?

Roger was a healthy 34-year-old man when he suffered his first stroke. At the time, he was working as an in-house graphic designer with a furniture company. He loved his job, loved his life, and was eagerly planning for his future. The stroke seemingly came out of nowhere since he was a clean eater, exercised regularly, and didn’t smoke. That said, there was a family history of strokes, but he never thought it would happen to him. Especially not this young.  As a result, he’d lost a lot of functionality on the right side of his body. A right-handed graphic designer...