Protecting Yourself in the IME Process: Intake Forms

Up next in our series of tips for disability insurance policyholders being asked to undergo an Independent Medical Examination (“IME”):

Complete intake forms in advance.  When you go to the IME, the doctor will most likely ask you to complete intake forms, including questionnaires outlining all of your symptoms and medical history.  If you are stressed or hurried, you may forget to include something that could support your claim for disability insurance benefits.  But if you have the forms in advance, you can answer each question carefully and accurately without leaving anything out.  Consider asking (or having your lawyer ask) if you can have the forms beforehand to save time once you arrive.