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Nick Anthony Ortiz, Owner, The Ortiz Law Firm, to Speak at TKG’s New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: For Your Strict Compliance Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 15, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Nick Anthony Ortiz, Owner, The Ortiz Law Firm will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: For Your Strict Compliance.” This event is scheduled for June 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Nick Anthony Ortiz

Mr. Ortiz is a disability and injury Plaintiff’s attorney in Pensacola, Florida. About 95% of his practice is disability, split between Long Term Disability insurance claims and Social Security Disability claims. He is also a Board Certified Social Security Disability Attorney, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Ortiz is particularly interested in Long Term Disability insurance claims due to the complexity of that area of law. He likes the challenge of determining whether a claim is subject to Federal or State jurisdiction, and enjoys litigating cases on behalf of claimants – whether it be in Federal Court or State Court. He reads all new District Court and Circuit Court cases that come out in ERISA cases to stay abreast of changes in the law.

About The Ortiz Law Firm

Mr. Ortiz opened the Ortiz Law Firm in June 2012 after working at a boutique disability and injury law firm as an associate for seven years. The firm handles only plaintiffs’ claims, most of which are disability claims – both Long Term Disability and Social Security Disability claims. The Ortiz Law Firm primarily handles claims in Florida, but does represent Long Term Disability Insurance claimants across the country. Although Mr. Ortiz always intended to remain a solo attorney, the firm’s case-load has grown so much over the past several years that he just hired an associate to join the team.

Event Synopsis:

In the latter part of 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published and released a final rule altering the ERISA disability claims procedure. The new rule applies to all ERISA-governed disability benefits claims filed on or after January 1, 2018. The final rule is designed to increase fairness and transparency and is aimed to cut down the number of lawsuit filings.

With the new alterations brought by the new rule, it is expected that new challenges and risks may arise. To avoid potential losses and unwanted costs, employers should ensure that their claim administrators and providers are updated with the latest trends and developments surrounding ERISA Disability Claim Procedures.

In this live webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand all the important issues and key aspects in the New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures. Speakers will also present recent trends and developments and will underscore best compliance practices.

Key topics include:

· New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: An Overview
· Major Provisions of the Final Rule
· Scope and Limitations
· Opportunities and Pitfalls
· Recent Trends and Developments
· Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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