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Mark DeBofsky
Chicago Attorney. Employee Benefits/ERISA and Insurance
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Mark DeBofsky Feb 9
The Importance of ERISA Claim Appeals in Disability Benefit Claims
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Mark DeBofsky Feb 9
Many disability insurance policies offset “other income benefits” such as personal injury settlements from LTD payments but those payments must be due to the “same disability.” We recently published an article on the issue -
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Mark DeBofsky Feb 8
Beware of social media when applying for disability insurance benefits
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Mark DeBofsky Jan 15
I just published an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on a recent 10th Circuit ruling holding that the ability to work in one's occupation on only a part time basis is insufficient grounds to terminate disability benefits -
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Mark DeBofsky Dec 13
I recently published an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about a disability claim brought by a commercial pilot who could not meet the safety requirement of his job. The court rejected the insurer's refusal to accept "subjective" evidence -
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Mark DeBofsky Dec 7
I recently published an article in the ABA Employee Benefit Committee's newsletter about Judge Richard Posner and my experiences appearing before him in ERISA cases -
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Mark DeBofsky Nov 23
Mental versus Physical Disabilities
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Mark DeBofsky Nov 16
Common Problems People Encounter when Seeking Long-Term Care Benefits
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Mark DeBofsky Nov 10
I have a new article from Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on a recent case discussing the meaning of "own occupation" in disability insurance -
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Sep 29
Montana ruling may bridge duration gap of long-term benefits between physical, mental disabilities
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Mark DeBofsky Sep 29
Do mental health parity laws apply to disability insurance? See
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Mark DeBofsky Sep 9
The Complexity of ERISA Preemption
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Mark DeBofsky Sep 9
Pre-existing condition exclusions still exist in disability plans - but there are limits as discussed in
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Mark DeBofsky Aug 24
Gov. Rauner signed HB 1332 today. The bill mandates health coverage for treating eating disorders.
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Aug 17
Forum-selection contract clause strong enough to upend ERISA venue provisions in employee benefits plan
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Mark DeBofsky Aug 17
Can your employer force you to file suit challenging an employee benefit denial hundreds of miles from your home See
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Mark DeBofsky Aug 14
What happens to your disability benefits when anticipated improvement doesn't occur? -
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Aug 3
Offset statutes put brakes to insurer’s effort to half disability benefits
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Mark DeBofsky Aug 3
New article by DeBofsky on fed. app. court ruling denying insurer claim to offset LTD benefits -
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Mark DeBofsky Jul 31
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