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Disability Insurance Blog

Disability Claimants On Social Media Risk Losing Benefits

Our disability law firm has been warning clients about posting on social media since the years when Facebook was one of only a few social media platforms. Long term disability insurance companies are not constrained by the same laws as government agencies, so they have been tracking social media posts as a routine matter for […]

AETNA Going to Trial on Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim

A Federal Judge in New York has ordered Aetna to trial in an ERISA disability claim, after denying its efforts to have the Court grant judgment in its favor on a group long term disability insurance claim. The Judge for the Western District of New York determined that “having reviewed the evidence, this Court finds […]

Chiropractic Economics February 2019 Issue: “You Can’t Afford Not To”

Frankel & Newfield represents many chiropractors, so we understand the unique challenges that chiropractors face when they need to file a long-term disability insurance claim. That means everything from the insurance company’s aggressive examination of financial and practice records in search of other sources of income, to questioning the chiropractor’s treatments from untraditional healthcare providers […]

National Law Firm Frankel & Newfield Celebrates Fifteen Years of Helping Clients with Long Term Disability Insurance Claims

Fifteen years ago, two young lawyers made the decision to leave the disability law firm they were working at to start their own law firm. They had families, mortgages and bills to pay, but the two lawyers were convinced that their vision of a firm where they worked closely with clients and took care of […]

How to Find a Disability Insurance Lawyer on the Internet

Finding a disability insurance lawyer on the internet can be overwhelming. Where there used to be three or four law firms that focused in this area of the law, today there are hundreds claiming to know what is best for you and your family. How can you decide which one to work with your disability […]

What Triggers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

New research suggests that the body’s response to infection may be responsible for onset of a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), according to research from King’s College in London. The study, reported by The Guardian, found that an overactive immune response appears to be a trigger for persistent fatigue. CFS is a debilitating long-term condition where […]

How Much Information Access is Too Much?

“I filed a disability claim and signed a document that gave the company the right to get information about me, which I thought was fine – until I started getting requests for everything from my personal finances to my transcripts from college. How much information do they need, and how much am I supposed to […]

Yes, You Still Need to Get Disability Insurance

Despite all of the battles that we wage on behalf of clients and their families, we still advise our clients, colleagues and friends to make sure they have disability insurance policies in place. We also advise those who are employees to look into purchasing additional private disability policies. The disability insurance coverage provided as part […]

A Thanksgiving Message from Frankel & Newfield

When we started this firm, our vision was to maintain a deliberately small, focused long-term disability insurance practice where we, as the partners, would work closely with our clients to help them during a time of stress and worry. When clients work with Frankel & Newfield, they work with Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield. We […]

Can “Magic Mushrooms” Be a Solution to Anxiety and Depression – If FDA Give Its Blessing?

Anxiety and depression are two leading factors for disability claims. With about 29 states and the District of Columbia now permitting the use of medical marijuana, and cannabis now showing up seemingly everywhere, from your breakfast smoothie to skin care, what’s coming next? According to this article from Vogue, “Magic Mushrooms” May Be an FDA-Approved […]



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