Allan Checkoway, RHU is the Principal of Disability Services Group, a full service employee benefits firm. Disability Services Group offers a complete portfolio of Life, Short & Long Term Disability, Medical, Dental & Long Term Care Insurance coverage’s. Allan’s career includes thirty five years of healthcare insurance experience. He served as President of the Disability Insurance Training Council and Regional Vice President of the National Association of Health Underwriters. Allan has been a featured speaker at LIMRA (Life Insurance Marketing Research Association), Certified Financial Planners and HIAA (Health Insurance Association of America) educational conferences.
Allan’s disability resource manual ‘Getting Paid’ identifies how to best avoid the pitfalls of disability claim denials. Millions of dollars of disability benefits are held back, unnecessarily, every year by disability insurers, Social Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Getting Paid contains valuable information in how to correctly file a Long Term Disability (LTD) claim the “first time”, giving readers the tools to dramatically improve their likelihood of collecting benefits.
Most recently Allan authored ‘I’m Disabled . . . Now What?” a Disability Resource Manual with the most reputable sources of current reliable disability news. Plus, this publication includes the most relevant objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources; as well as assistive devices for around the home designed to enhance the lives of the disabled and those with mobility challenges.
Allan also authored ‘Disability Income, A How To Guide’, published by R & R Newkirk; and ‘Disability Income Insurance’, a text published by Kaplan Publishing. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Legal Economics, Lawyers Weekly, Journal of Financial Planning, Health Insurance Underwriter, Life Association News, Advisor Today and other trade journals. Allan has received the National Association of Health Underwriters Norma Medill Award for journalism. With over three decades in the Employee Benefit business, specializing in long term disability and long term care coverage’s gave us a unique perspective on the process of becoming disabled. Helping corporations purchase the most beneficial disability programs for their employees resulted in our creating a Disability Counseling Service to help disabled employees file long term disability claims.