Disability


Your top five long-term disability insurance questions answered

Your top five long-term disability insurance questions answered

By Nainesh Kotak After more than 25 years in legal practice advocating on behalf of employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury, you develop a sense of the most pressing questions people will have about long-term disability (LTD). Few people give their LTD insurance policy even a moment’s thought […]

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The challenges of disability claims for workplace stress

The challenges of disability claims for workplace stress

By Nainesh Kotak Employees across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. In a recent survey, almost one quarter (24 per cent) of respondents said their work-related stress has escalated. A significant portion of employees cited burnout symptoms, such as sleep problems, constant worrying and lack of concentration. Another study shows that the main […]

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DENTIST DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM DENIED

Dentist Disability Insurance Claim Denied

Dentists often purchase private disability policies through a broker at the start of their career. They do this for peace of mind knowing that as their practice grows their financial obligations will too. Dentists usually chose policies that provide a significant monthly disability benefit that is non taxable and contains a cost of living increase […]

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New eBook demystifies complex world of disability benefit claims

New eBook demystifies complex world of disability benefit claims

A new eBook provides ordinary Ontarians with the tools they need to get through every stage of a disability claim, according to its author, Toronto disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. Kotak, the principal and founder of Kotak Personal Injury Law, says the complicated process for claiming benefits and challenging denials can feel labyrinthine to anyone without […]

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How to navigate a disability claim for Long COVID

How to navigate a disability claim for Long COVID

By Nainesh Kotak We’re still learning about the long-term effects of contracting COVID-19, but a recent report from an Ontario science advisory group estimates that between 57,000 and 78,000 people in the province had or are currently experiencing long-haul COVID symptoms. What constitutes long COVID varies, but it’s essentially when someone’s symptoms extend beyond the […]

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Prepare for battle with LTD insurer at two-year mark in disability claim

Prepare for battle with LTD insurer at two-year mark in disability claim

By Nainesh Kotak Steel yourself for a fight with your long-term disability insurer two years after receiving your first benefit payment. Although the terms of each LTD group policy will differ, the vast majority take a crucial turn 24 months into the relationship when the test for coverage changes. For the first two years, workers […]

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Better knowing your LTD group policy

Better knowing your LTD group policy

By Nainesh Kotak No document is more important to your long-term disability claim than your group policy. When it comes down to it, the relationship between the insured person and their insurance company is governed by that contract, which is why it’s the first thing we ask our clients to provide when they’re having trouble […]

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Strategies for defeating common disability insurance roadblocks

Strategies for defeating common disability insurance roadblocks

When an insurance company denies or terminates a disability benefits claim, the person on the receiving end usually assumes that’s the final word, says Toronto disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak. What many claimants don’t know is that disability insurers routinely cut off or deny legitimate claims for a variety of reasons, but that doesn’t mean you […]

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HAS RBC STOPPED PAYING YOU SHORT TERM DISABILITY IN ONTARIO?

HAS RBC STOPPED PAYING YOU SHORT TERM DISABILITY IN ONTARIO?

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a Canadian multinational financial services company and the largest bank in Canada. RBC serves approximately ten million clients through its more than 1200 branches. RBC offers many of its employees short-term and long-term disability benefits through Manulife. Usually, RBC is responsible for the payment of short-term disability benefits and […]

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Woman wins legal battle against disability insurer

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Group disability insurance is designed to give employees peace of mind if an illness or injury prevents them from working. Group insurance plans for short- and long-term disability provide financial protection by way of disability benefits, allowing someone to pay their rent or mortgage and other bills during their recovery. Too often, disability insurance claimants […]

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