PRLog (Press Release)
- Nov. 2, 2011 -
Kantor & Kantor, LLP announced today that partners Alan Kassan and Corinne Chandler are presenters at the 21st Annual Conference of the Western Region Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas November 3-5. The session, “Obtaining Insurance Benefits for Your Client’s Care,” is scheduled for Friday, November 4, at 2:15 p.m.
“Many people purchased long-term care insurance decades ago and before today’s senior care options were even contemplated,”
said Mr. Kassan, a Kantor & Kantor partner who sues insurance companies on behalf of individuals denied long-term care. “As a result, many present care options are not enumerated in polices and insureds have to appeal or litigate to ensure benefits for the most appropriate long-term care. Part of what we do is educate professionals in the geriatric care industry about how to understand insurance policy language and to help their clients with the legal process.”
One of the most common reasons LTC carriers deny benefits is because the policyholder resides in an assisted living facility but the 20-year-old policy doesn’t cover such facilities, which were not an option until recent years. Kantor & Kantor has successfully litigated the issue, allowing policyholders to receive benefits for assisted living.
“As the Baby Boomer population ages and requires care, we expect more options to arise for which insurers will deny coverage,” said partner Corinne Chandler. “When geriatric care professionals understand that insurance companies don’t always have the last word, they can better help their clients navigate the often complex long-term care legal environment."