Can a long-term disability insurance company force me to see a doctor of their choice for a medical assessment?
Before litigation commences, an insurance company is entitled to take reasonable steps to continue to determine whether or not you remain eligible for benefits. They are therefore entitled to request reasonable medical examinations. However, this right has limits.
Further, if you are asked to travel for an assessment, you are entitled to ask for assistance, such as transportation, meal expenses, and even hotel accommodation if an overnight stay is required.
After the lawsuit starts, the insurance company is permitted to arrange medical assessments in accordance with the Rules of Civil Procedure that govern the conduct of lawsuits.