The attorneys at Frankel & Newfield have successfully represented many Met Life disability insurance policyholders in their fight to protect their disability benefits. We work with clients on MetLife short term disability claims, as well as long term disability insurance claims. If your MetLife disability claim has been denied, or if your claim has been terminated, call Frankel & Newfield at 877-LTD-CLAIM (877-583-2524) to find out how we can help you.

Because of our long history representing MetLife disability claimants, we are familiar with their tactics towards ERISA claimants. These include:

  • MetLife frequently uses members of the company's own in-house nursing staff to review complex medical issues. They are MetLife employees and they are not specialists. Claimants lose both ways.
  • The repeated utilization on appeal of paper only reviewing physicians.
  • Aggressive surveillance efforts.
  • Aggressive antagonism toward mental health claims.

Numerous courts have chastised Met Life for its claim handling conduct. We believe that an insurance company has a right to question a claim, but does not have a right to be antagonistic towards vulnerable policy owners.

Here are the ways in which we help our clients with MetLife claims:

  • Pre-claim strategizing to help ensure seamless transition to claim;
  • Claim preparation and claim management;
  • Defending claimants from aggressive claim tactics (including requests for Functional Capacity Evaluation, Independent Medical Exam, Field Visit)
  • Appealing ERISA denied or terminated claims;
  • Litigating claims following Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies.

MetLife sells group disability insurance protection to employees through employers and also directly to individuals. The disability insurance attorneys at Frankel & Newfield have represented many clients in battles for their disability insurance benefits. MetLife is the largest life insurance company in North America, founded in 1863 and is a market leader.

Our attorneys work with clients on MetLife short term disability claims, as well as long term disability insurance claims.

Here are a few examples:

Client suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is denied benefits by a few of MetLife's "regular" reviewing doctors and the issue of impartiality by doctors on MetLife's payroll continues to an issue. Our client got back benefits for more than three years and is now on claim.

Our client has several "red flag" conditions and a very high monthly benefit, both of which attract intense scrutiny from claims representatives. A nurse reviewed her extensive medical records and failed to find any disability. We fought back - and won with a strong appeal that eviscerated their shabby review of a clearly disabled individual. She is now being paid the benefits she is entitled to.

Frankel & Newfield has many years of experience with MetLife long term disability claims and works with many MetLife policyholders who have had their claims denied, delayed and terminated.

If you need help with a MetLife disability claim, call our office toll-free at 1-877-LTD-CLAIM (877-583-2524).

Jason A. Newfield

Written By:

Jason A. Newfield

Disability Insurance Attorney