Bartolic Law handles Long Term Disability cases at all stages, from filing a claim to lawsuits under ERISA § 502(a). We are who the most discerning clients hire when an insurer denies their claim, and the one they wish they had when another firm loses their appeal and abandons the case. We are Innovative, Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent and Chicago strong. Bartolic Law is nationally renowned for our Innovative work:

Success Getting Aetna Denials Paid

Bartolic Law has helped many clients get long-term disability benefits paid by Aetna. In one case, our client was a clinical physician with a neck injury and we helped demonstrate to Aetna that the client could not perform the clinical part of the practice that involved performing procedures on patients. For another physician client, we helped show the ongoing and lasting fatigue from an acute medical compromised the physician’s ability to make split-second decisions during surgeries. We helped resolve a case for a client where Aetna tried to deny a long-term disability claim because the employer terminated his employment the day before his disability payments were to begin, with the claim turning on an interpretation of a coverage clause in the plan (after we first persuaded Aetna the client was in fact disabled). Recently, Bartolic Law got a judgment against Aetna [link to Ferrin v. Aetna] where Aetna terminated our client’s disability claim after our client stopped receiving workers’ compensation benefits, which increased Aetna’s monthly payment to the client

Claims, Appealing Denials, and Litigation

Bartolic Law helps clients turn Aetna denials and benefit terminations into payments at all stages of representation, including claims, appeals that overturn denied claims, and litigation in court. Aetna primarily insures group long-term disability and life insurance policies, rather than individual policies. Aetna has also served as a third-party claim reviewer for some self-funded disability plans of large employers. Recently, Aetna sold its disability insurance portfolio to Hartford, causing many claims that have been in pay status for many years to suddenly get a close look or even get benefits terminated. When an insurer buys another insurer’s business, it already paid a set amount of money for the business. The only way to make the deal better is to reduce the number of people from that portfolio already receiving benefit checks.


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