On the back of this form that I fill out, one of the questions is to state type of position and nature of duties. Below that it states that "inquiry may be made of your present employer to verify your records of employment and medical condition". My question, is that legal to inquire of my current employer to discuss an employees's medical condition?
It is if you authorize it, which is what you will be doing by providing the information and signing the form.
Do HIPAA regulations apply here?
Of course. Which is why you would have to authorize it.
Should I contact my current employer that they may be receiving a call. Current employer is not aware I had to take a disability retirement as it does not affect my work there.
Up to you but my guess is that it would be better to be up front with your employer rather than him being surprised and wonding what else you were hiding.
Of course on the front of this questionnaire there are 2 numbers to call with questions. Both go immediately to voice message option only. Have left numerous voice messages with no return call.
Anyone have experience with this?
Lots. I used to investigate disability claims. Bottom line: If you want your benefits to continue you provide the information required by the form and you authorize the investigation. Otherwise you risk having your benefits curtailed until you comply. If you ever get through to the people on the phone, you'll likely be told the same thing.