Social Media Is Part of the Picture

Social Media and Your Disability Claim

What you post on the web can hurt your short or long term disability insurance claim. Many people overlook the impact of photos. Not only can current photos hurt your claim, but photos from past life events can hurt your chances of obtaining benefits. Remember, a claim manager may not notice the date stamp on a profile picture depicting you white water rafting, taken seven years ago before you had any medical problems. You should always assume that the insurance company has access to your social media accounts, follows them, and uses the information available there in evaluating your claim.