Disability insurance reduction effort at Walmart

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Following a ruling in favor of the retail giant by the Supreme Court, workers may now find coverage more challenging. Last week, at the same time that Walmart was facing a new round of criticism regarding its extremely low wages for many workers – and an effort to overcome that reputation with promotions for about 25,000 American employees along with raises in pay – the retail giant was simultaneously working to convince the Supreme Court to make it easier for the company to avoid paying disability insurance benefits. This ruling…

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Disability insurance need rapidly growing in the workplace, study

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The results of recent research are underscoring the importance of employer sponsored coverage. A new study’s results were issued this week and have highlighted the importance of disability insurance that is sponsored by employers when it comes to the health and financial wellbeing of American workers. It showed that only one in three private sector employers is currently offering long term disability coverage. Despite the fact that this is the case, the Social Security Administration’s own data suggests that one in every four workers in the United States will need…

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Disability insurance payments paid by SSA to ineligible recipients

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These individuals have received $1.3 billion which they were not entitled to obtain and the SSA hopes to recoup some. Estimates released from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has shown that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued approximately $1.3 billion in disability insurance payments to individuals who were not eligible to receive them. This figure was calculated based on an analysis of SSA data for beneficiaries from December 2010 to January 2013. The analysis was conducted on the SSA data regarding the individuals who were recipients of disability insurance…

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Disability Insurance – A Dying Breed

When you think of disability insurance, you may automatically think about the benefits some receive through the Social Security program. This is run through the government. Everyone pays in, and someone who becomes disabled can then receive money each month. This program has saved many families from financial ruin, but the amount you can receive each month is not a lot. Families need more protection. Did you know there are other policies you can buy on your own in the event you are in a terrible accident or if you…

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Disability insurance fraud crackdown underscores issues in program

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Federal authorities have discovered massive problems in the coverage plan for injured workers. A probe that has been continuing for two years, so far, has just led federal authorities to make 68 arrests in Puerto Rico, having to do with fraudulent claims on disability insurance. This, according to information from the U.S. Social Security Administration’s inspector general. The inspector general from the U.S. Social Security Administration has stated that prosecutors have now also charged a former Social Security employee as well as three doctors with having taken part in assisting…

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Disability insurance covers three quarters of U.S. workers through social security

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According to the latest report, 76 percent of American employees have this coverage. The latest report that has been issued by Allsup has revealed that approximately three in every four workers in the United States, or 76 percent, had coverage through Social Security disability insurance benefits in 2012. This helps to underscore the importance of building an understanding of the role of work history. Last year, among workers between the ages of 20 years and full retirement, there were approximately 195.1 million workers who made up the American workforce as…

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Workers compensation board in Alaska moves to lower costs

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Last week, they were seeking input from the public in order to gain ideas to reduce the rising expenses. The Alaska Workers Compensation board reached out to the public last week to help them to build ideas and receive the input of residents to be able to more effectively manage the rising costs associated with the coverage. Meetings were held by the board members in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, and Kenai. The opportunity was taken in those locations to help to gain ideas to help to stem the rising costs associated…

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Disability insurance benefits bill moves forward in Rhode Island

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The legislation is designed to help to provide the temporary expansion of the coverage. A new Rhode Island disability insurance bill which is meant to expand the temporary benefits provided to residents who are required to leave work in order to care for a sick relative or a newborn, is now heading to the state Senate for their approval. This is following the bill’s passage by the Senate Finance Committee which occurred at the end of last week. The legislation was introduced by Senator Gayle Goldin (D-Providence). It would require…

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Top Tips on Getting the Perfect Income Protection Policy for You

What happens if you’re injured at work? You might not be able to pay your bills. While you could live off of your savings, that savings will only take you so far, and what if you don’t have any savings? This is where an income protection policy comes into play. Income protection policies, sometimes referred to as “disability policies,” pays you money when you are unable to work due to an illness or injury. Here’s how to compare policies so you get the most for your money: Analyse The Cost…

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Insurance fraud news made when two men in Spain cut off their hands to collect

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The scammers were nearly successful except that they did the damage too neatly and cleanly. Two men in Spain who were hoping to collect up to $3.1 million in insurance fraud, cut off their own hands in order to be able to make an dismemberment claim, but were caught because their amputations were performed too well. The men acted in two completely separate and unrelated incidents but each had a similar plan. Unfortunately, this type of instance of insurance fraud is growing in the country, as Spain continues to be…

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