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5 Tips for Better Claimant Interviews

I’m sure that most of us, if we’re being completely honest, actively avoid talking on the phone. We’d much rather message or text; actual phone conversations can be awkward or time-consuming. Given this natural aversion, it may be hard to believe that I’m spending more time than ever on the phone in my role as... Read more »

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Why Self-Prepared Tax Forms May Need Another Look at Claim Time

Claim analysts: Have you ever reviewed tax returns provided at claim time and wondered if they were actual copies of the tax returns filed with the IRS, or if they were prepared only to satisfy the insurance company request for tax returns? With the growing number of self-prepared tax returns (42% of e-filed tax returns... Read more »

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Disability Claims and the Smartphone Question

Those who handle disability claims may be familiar with the following scenario. You receive a call from a nurse or vocational specialist asking you to confirm the type of cellphone the claimant uses. If you’ve ever questioned why this matters, you may have been told that smartphone use can correlate to additional transferable skills. This... Read more »

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