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How & Where to report VA abuse and fraud

War veterans who suffer physical and emotion illness frequently suffer financial hardships due to their inability to find suitable employment. Veterans Affairs (VA) offers substantial medical services and benefits to those who have suffered a disability. Unfortunately, the VA disability benefits can serve as an incentive to commit fraud and abuse. Psychiatric disabilities, like Post Traumatic […] Read More

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How you can unwittingly help disability insurance companies deny your claim

You have probably seen surveillance footage of a fraudulent disability insurance claimant who claims to have a bad back, but is caught on camera lifting a heavy carton. What the cameras do not show is the legitimate disability claimant who is denied benefits by their insurance company. Unless you know someone personally who has been […] Read More

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Bad faith insurance companies

Fight Bad-faith Insurance Companies (FBIC) is an excellent site on getting the low-down on your insurance company. In previous posts it has been mentioned that there are no Federal or State laws that specifically regulate insurance policies. Sure, there are rules and regulations on how insurance companies conduct business, but when it comes to how […] Read More

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How ERISA makes your long-term disability policy worthless

Chances are if you have a long-term disability (LTD) insurance policy it falls under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) guidelines. If that is the case then know now that if you ever become disabled and file a LTD claim there is a chance you will be denied your benefits after a year or […] Read More

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Long-term disability insurance — fiction or fact?

Benjamin W. Glass' book Robbery Without a Gun, is a thin book as books go. Even though modest in length the message speaks volumes---and one that you should seriously consider getting your hands on if you have a long-term disability (LTD) policy or have recently become disabled. If you are someone who has never been […] Read More

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Drug companies declare war on “Sicko”

Release of Michael Moore's, Sicko is a week away and drug companies prepare to counter attack claims made in the film. They feel the American health care system has been unjustly characterized as 'sick.' One issue they have with the film is that Moore doesn't pin down what works and what needs to be improved. […] Read More

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Deceptive marketing results in 7 fee-for-service Medicare providers being suspended from marketing their programs

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on 06-16-2007 that seven of the top insurers who provide Medicare private fee-for-service plan providers have been suspended from marketing their plans until controls are in place to prevent deceptive marketing. The suspension was a 'voluntary' agreement on the part of the seven insurers and will be allowed […] Read More

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Man files fraudulent disability claim and faces 5 years in prison

Mark M., 36, thought he was going to be able to out-wit a Provident Life and Casualty insurance adjuster. He lied about his medical and psychological history on the disability insurance application. The adjuster became suspicious when he phoned the number Mr. M. provided for his boss and quickly realized that he was really speaking […] Read More

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Seven fired U.S. attorneys and two dead assistants had one thing in common — Medicare fraud

Tom Flocco.comreports that CEO Samuel Lipari, who is suing hospital supply company Novation LLC, claims the seven fired U.S. attorneys, two dead assistants, three assistants who resigned or were fired, and two U.S. attorneys forced out were all investigating Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Jeb Bush, the President's brother, is on the board of directors for […] Read More

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