There are several answers to the first part of this question. First, insurance companies do not like to pay out on claims. It hurts their financial bottom line. The more premium money they keep, the better the insurance companies look to their investors. Second, it is a tactic to “starve you out.” They know you are without the disability insurance income, and they know some claimants return to work—any kind of work—to pay the bills. They also know that many workers who become disabled are too sick and tired to put up a fight and that many claimants will simply give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give them the satisfaction.