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Disability claimants are often seeking information about AXA Equitable long term disability reviews. We have created this page where insurers can post reviews and comments about AXA Equitable disability claims. Our attorneys respond to most comments posted by our visitors.

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (formerly The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States) was founded in 1859 as The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States (The Equitable), and is headquartered in New York, NY.

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a “financial protection” company and a provider of life insurance, annuity, long-term disability insurance and investment products and services. The company’s products and services are distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC; to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC; and to corporations and their employees through its corporate distribution channel, Corporate Markets.

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is the principle insurance subsidiary of AXA Financial Inc., which is part of the global AXA Group. AXA Group’s operations are geographically diverse, with major operations in Europe, North America, and the Asia/Pacific region. The United States arm of AXA is AXA Equitable. The takeover of The Equitable, a well known American insurer, came in 1991. AXA Equitable consists of many subsidiaries; AXA Advisors, LLC, AXA Network, AXA Equitable Life Insurance, Mutual of New York, US Financial Life, and Alliance Bernstein.

In 1996 AXA bought Union des Assurances De Paris (UAP), France’s largest insurer, becoming AXA-UAP, before reverting to the name AXA in 1999. Then in February 1999 AXA acquired Guardian Royal Exchange. In May 2000 AXA acquired all shares it did not already own in Sun Life & Provincial Holdings. On 14 June 2006 AXA acquired the leading Swiss insurance company Winterthur Group from Credit Suisse for approximately $12 billion.

In 2008 AXA posted $673.5 billion in assets and $923 million in profits.

As disability insurance attorneys, Dell & Schaefer have represented numerous clients with their long-term disability claims against AXA Equitable and its affiliated companies. Many of our clients have AXA Equitable long-term disability policies that were issued in the 80’s and 90’s. Most AXA Equitable long-term disability claims are handled by Disability Management Service (“DMS”), a third party administrator. Disability Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have provided and offer the following legal services for disability claimants that have a long-term disability insurance policy or disability income policy purchased from AXA Equitable:

For assistance with your AXA Equitable disability insurance claim, please fill out our contact us form or call Attorneys Dell & Schaefer for a free consultation at 800-682-8331.

Comments (4)

  • Isaac, AXA Equitable, as you likely know, is not a very common disability carrier as they stopped issuing policies many years ago. All of their claims handling is done through Disability Management Solutions, who for the most part provide fair assessments of claims. If you would like to discuss what to expect from a lump sum buyout of your disability policy please free to contact our office.

    Stephen Jessup Oct 13, 2017  #4

  • I am looking at buying a policy from Axa, I just wanted to know what has been your experience with them and if they are a reputable company?

    Isaac Oct 10, 2017  #3

  • SalomeD.Florida,

    If you have continued to pay the monthly premium then your policy should be in full effect. Please feel free to contact our office to discuss your pending application for benefits.

    Stephen Jessup Jul 15, 2015  #2

  • I am a longtime policy holder since 1991 I never file any claim from equitable since I have been healthy and never been out of work for illness or disability probably this will be the 1st time i will be filing for claim after my 60days waiting period.Been paying my premium directly from my bank for 24 years.I am still on meidical leave after my second surgery.Just want to know is this Disability Insurance of Equitable legitimate never receive any notice from them of termination and they continue getting premium monthly from my bank.

    SalomeD.Florida Jul 14, 2015  #1

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Do you handle ERISA Axa Equitable appeals?

If your disability income claim has been denied by Axa Equitable and your disability income policy has been offered through your employer, then federal ERISA law requires you to file an appeal with Axa Equitable. Our law firm has handled thousands of ERISA appeals against Axa Equitable and we will prepare a very strong appeal on your behalf.

Do you help with Axa Equitable applications?

The application for disability benefits with Axa Equitable is the foundation of your claim. One mistake can result in your claim for disability insurance benefits being denied by Axa Equitable. Our lawyers will guide you through the entire application process and make sure you are in the best possible position to have your claim approved by Axa Equitable. We welcome you to contact our attorneys to discuss important information about applying for disability benefits with Axa Equitable.

Do you file Axa Equitable lawsuits?

If Axa Equitable has denied all of your ERISA disability appeals, then you have the right to file a lawsuit in federal court against Axa Equitable. An ERISA disability lawsuit is different than any other type of lawsuit and you should hire a attorney that has handled thousands of disability denial lawsuits against Axa Equitable. Our disability insurance lawyers know what to expect with the challenges filing a federal lawsuit against Axa Equitable.

Can you help with a Axa Equitable disability Insurance denial?

We have helped thousands of individuals collect long term disability benefits from Axa Equitable and we know the unreasonable denial tactics used by Axa Equitable to deny disability insurance benefits. Our experienced attorneys know the many options available to get your disability benefits paid by Axa Equitable.

Do you manage Axa Equitable monthly claims?

Monthly disability insurance claim management is a unique service we offer. Our goal is to make sure your Axa Equitable disability benefits continue for as long as you need them. Many claimants either don't trust or experience aggravation dealing with Axa Equitable. Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer manages every aspect of your claim for disability income benefits from (Axa Equitable. Axa Equitable only interacts with our law firm. Contact Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer to learn how we can manage your disability claim.

Can you negotiate a Axa Equitable lump sum buyout?

Lump sum buyouts and disability buyouts are occasionally offered by Axa Equitable. Our disability lawyers have established relationships with the people at Axa Equitable that make the decisions on disability buyouts. We have negotiated hundreds of lump settlements with Axa Equitable. Our goal is to get you the highest buyout possible.

Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-682-8331 or by email. Lawyer and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

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We ended up settling a few days ago and it was well beyond our wildest dreams! To top it off, we were about 4,000 miles away from Stephen as we lived in Hawaii when we started working with Stephen and even though our time zone was 6 hours a part he was able to stay connected and represent us from afar.

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