Claims Procedure for Plans Providing Disability Benefits

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  1. Jeffrey Delott
    November 19, 2015
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    November 19, 2015
  3. Name Withheld
    November 22, 2015
  4. Name Withheld
    November 29, 2015
  5. Miriam DiNicholas
    November 30, 2015
  6. Name Withheld
    December 08, 2016
  7. Cindy Siebrecht
    December 16, 2015
  8. Name Withheld
    December 17, 2015
  9. Mark D. DeBofsky
    December 17, 2015
  10. Name Withheld
    December 28, 2015
  11. Amar Raval
    December 30, 2015
  12. L. Stirling
    December 31, 2015
  13. Name Withheld
    December 31, 2015
  14. Name Withheld
    December 31, 2015
  15. Name Withheld
    December 31, 2015
  16. Anonymous
    December 31, 2015
  17. Connie Faast
    December 31, 2015
  18. Name Withheld
    December 31, 2015
  19. Anonymous
    December 31, 2015
  20. Anonymous
    January 01, 2016
  21. Marilyn Lemmon
    January 01, 2016
  22. Name Withheld
    January 02, 2016
  23. Name Withheld
    January 02, 2016
  24. Name Withheld
    January 02, 0106
  25. Nancy Wood
    January 03, 2016
  26. William T. Allison
    January 03, 2016
  27. Name Withheld
    January 03, 2016
  28. Patrick W. Mause
    January 11, 2016
  29. Stuart Koford
    January 11, 2016
  30. Mary Ellen Lister
    January 11, 2016
  31. Barry Kirschner
    January 11, 2016
  32. Cheryl House
    January 12, 2016
  33. Denise Boehner
    January 12, 2016
  34. Patrick Derkacz
    January 13, 2016
  35. Name Withheld
    January 10, 2016
  36. D. Seth Holliday
    January 12, 2016
  37. Michelle L. Roberts
    January 14, 2016
  38. Kirk L. Wolgemuth
    January 14, 2016
  39. Anonymous
    January 14, 2016
  40. Bonny G. Rafel
    January 14, 2016
  41. Name Withheld
    January 14, 2016
  42. Name Withheld
    January 14, 2016
  43. Name Withheld
    January 15, 2016
  44. Tybe Ann Brett
    January 15, 2016
  45. Name Withheld
    January 15, 2016
  46. Name Withheld
    January 16, 2016
  47. David P. Martin
    January 15, 2016
  48. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee
    Steve Kreisberg
    January 15, 2016
  49. Kevin Koelbel
    January 15, 2016
  50. DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
    Laura E. Proctor
    January 15, 2016
  51. Anonymous
    January 16, 2016
  52. Phil Fairbanks
    January 16, 2016
  53. Name Withheld
    January 16, 2016
  54. Tony C. Merry
    January 16, 2016
  55. Anonymous
    January 17, 2016
  56. Dan Hall
    January 17, 2016
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    January 17, 2016
  2. Hudson T. Ellis
    January 18, 2016
  3. Name Withheld
    January 18, 2016
  4. Eric L. Buchanan
    January 18, 2016
  5. Name Withheld
    January 18, 2016
  6. Joseph P. McDonald
    January 18, 2016
  7. Katherine L. MacKinnon
    January 18, 2016
  8. Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP
    Dan Feinberg
    January 18, 2016
  9. Jennifer M. Danish
    January 18, 2016
  10. MEadvocacy.org
    Colleen Steckel Joni Comstock
    January 18, 2016
  11. Robert B. June
    January 18, 2016
  12. Health Law Advocates
    Matthew Selig
    January 19, 2016
  13. United Cerebral Palsy
    Jennifer McCue
    January 19, 2016
  14. Essex Richards
    Edward G. Connette
    Norris A. Adams, II
    Caitlin H. Walton
    January 19, 2016
  15. Name Withheld
    January 19, 2016
  16. Name Withheld
    January 19, 2016
  17. Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association
    Jonathan M. Feigenbaum
    January 19, 2016
  18. Sara Kaplan-Khodorovsky
    January 19, 2016
  19. AARP
    David Certner
    January 19, 2016
  20. Unum Group
    Gregory J. Breter
    January 19, 2016
  21. Name Withheld
    January 18, 2016
  22. Denise Lopez-Majano
    January 18, 2016
  23. Anonymous
    January 18, 2016
  24. Name Withheld
    January 18, 2016
  25. Name Withheld
    January 19, 2016
  26. Sally Mermelstein
    January 18, 2016
  27. Name Withheld
    January 18, 2016
  28. Anonymous
    January 18, 2016
  29. Richard Johnston
    January 19, 2016
  30. Yonatan Ben-Shalom
    David C. Stapleton

    January 19, 2016
  31. Scott M. Reimer
    January 19, 2016
  32. Gisele M. Nadeau
    January 19, 2016
  33. Brian H. Kim
    January 19, 2016
  34. Bridget O'Ryan
    January 19, 2016
  35. Stephen R. Bruce
    January 19, 2016
  36. The NFL Player Disability & Neurocognitive Benefit Plan
    Douglas W. Ell
    Alvaro I. Anillo
    January 19, 2016
  37. Pension Rights Center
    Jane T. Smith
    January 19, 2016
  38. Plan Sponsor Council of America
    Richard P. McHugh
    January 19, 2016
  39. Howard L. Bolter
    January 19, 2016
  40. Kantor & Kantor, LLP
    Glenn Kantor
    January 19, 2016
  41. Marcus A. Castillo
    January 19, 2016
  42. United Policyholders
    Glenn R. Kantor
    January 19, 2016
  43. John V. Tucker
    January 19, 2016
  44. The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial States
    Karin S. Feldman
    January 19, 2016
  45. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Scott M. Riemer
    January 19, 2016
  46. R. Scott Wilson
    January 19, 2016
  1. DI Law Group
    Alicia Paulino-Grisham
    Maggie M. Smith
    Mindy L. Chmielarz
    January 19, 2016
  2. Terrence J. Coleman
    January 19, 2016
  3. Anonymous
    January 19, 2016
  4. Jamie L. Harris
    January 19, 2016
  5. Taylor Shallenburg
    January 19, 2016
  6. Eric E. Ludin
    January 19, 2016
  7. Lauren M. Pulido
    January 19, 2016
  8. Amy Ray
    January 19, 2016
  9. National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts
    Laurie Martinelli
    January 19, 2016
  10. Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
    Mala M. Rafik
    January 19, 2016
  11. Martina B. Sherman
    January 19, 2016
  12. American Council of Life Insurers
    January 19, 2016
  13. American Benefits Council
    Jan Jacobson
    Kathryn Wilber
    January 19, 2016
  14. Anonymous
    January 19, 2016
  15. Thomas O. Sinclair
    January 19, 2016
  16. UnitedHealthcare
    Jennifer Lundgren Lewis-David
    January 19, 2016
  17. John J. Spiegel
    January 19, 2016
  18. Robert J. Rosati
    January 19, 2016
  19. Erin Rose Ronstadt
    January 19, 2016
  20. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
    Stephanie Simpson
    January 19, 2016
  21. Name Withheld
    January 19, 2016
  22. Susan Martin, Daniel Bonnett, Jennifer Kroll, Evan Schlack
    January 19, 2016
  23. The National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans
    Randy G. DeFrehn
    January 19, 2016
  24. Elliott Andalman and Peter Casciano
    January 19, 2016
  25. Paul Sullivan
    January 19, 2016
  26. The American Association for Justice
    Larry A. Tawwater
    January 19, 2016
  27. America's Health Insurance Plans
    Wintrop S. Cashdollar
    Thomas J. Wilder
    January 19, 2016
  28. Anonymous
    January 19, 2016
  29. Jeff Warncke
    January 19, 2016
  30. Rhonda Harris Buckner
    January 19, 2016
  31. Reed Group, Ltd. of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
    January 19, 2016
  32. Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities; American Association of People with Disabilities; American Association on Health and Welfare; American Council of the Blind; American Foundation for the Blind; Association of University Centers on Disabilities; A
    January 19, 2016
  33. John P. Murray
    January 19, 2016
  34. National Business Group on Health
    Brian Marcotte
    January 19, 2016
  35. Anonymous
    January 19, 2016
  36. Name Withheld
    January 19, 2016
  37. Chisholm, Chisholm & Kirkpatrick Ltd
    J. Scott Kirkpatrick
    Mason J. Waring
    January 19, 2016
  38. Stephen L. Raymond
    January 19, 2016
  39. Anonymous
    January 19, 2016
  40. George Thompson
    January 19, 2016
  41. Sun Life Financial
    Debra A. Conner
    January 19, 2016
  42. Frankel & Newfield, P.C.
    Jason Newfield
    January 19, 2016
  43. Lawrence R. Chaban
    January 19, 2016