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We invite you to read articles we have published on disability insurance law.

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You Can’t Afford Not To

Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield co-authored this article about the specific challenges that chiropractors face when claiming disability insurance benefits.

A Practical Approach to Individual Disability Insurance

Jason Newfield co-authored this article, a comprehensive look at all aspects of individual disability insurance policies.

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When the Doctor is the Patient

This article examines an all-too common occurrence- chiropractors who are accustomed to handling health insurance claims think that filing for disability benefits will be straightforward.

Basics on Handling a Long Term Disability Insurance Claim

This article takes a close look into the common pitfalls that claimants encounter when applying for long term disability benefits.

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How to Handle the Details

Filing for Long Term Disability Insurance claims can be confusing. This helpful article explains the details involved.

Tactics Used By Disability Insurance Companies To Deny Claims

To protect their businesses and their shareholders, disability insurance companies have made it hard for the average person to file a claim and obtain the benefits that they signed up to receive. Learn about the tactics they use here.

Success in the Disability Wars

This article examines the special challenges faced by CFIDS claimants when applying for Long Term Disability Insurance benefits.

Long Term Disability Insurance and the Physician Practice

Jason Newfield and Justin Frankel discuss the "dual occupation" issue in the claims practice, which is often used by disability insurance companies as a means of denying benefits.

Partial Disability – When You Can't Manage a Full Workload

We prepared this article on Partial and Residual Disability to explore different options for claimants who can't manage a full workload. In certain situations, obtaining Residual or Partial Disability Benefits compensates for a salary that has been decreased when the claimant cannot work full time.

Surveillance by Insurance Companies

Important information regarding surveillance tactics used by disability insurance companies.

What You Need to Know and Do Before Filing a Disability Claim

Educating your primary care physician is one of the important steps to preparing to file a disability insurance claim.

Filing a Claim for Disability Benefits – What You Need to Know

To learn more about filing a claim for disability benefits, read this article from Disabled World, which examines everything from filing a claim to what you can do if your claim is denied or terminated.

Delayed and Denied: When the Unexpected Happens - Part 1, Part 2

What happens when dentists face the need for a disability claim.


Jason Newfield was invited to speak at a conference presented by the NJCFSA. The article that follows is drawn from his program on professional advocacy on behalf of the CFS patient in long term disability insurance disputes.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed – long term disability insurance claims and chiropractors

How chiropractors can protect themselves and their families when preparing to file a claim for long-term disability insurance benefits.

How to Build and Maintain Client Loyalty During the Long-Term Disability Claims Process

The agent is often the first point of contact when a claim needs to be filed. Here’s how agents can help their clients as they move through the disability claims process.

Employers Affected By An Aging Boomer Population

How employers can prepare for an increasing number of disability claims among their employees.

How to Avoid the Disability-Claims Blues

The fundamentals of disability insurance claims, with an emphasis on chiropractors and their situations.

What You Need to Know About Filing A Claim for Disability Benefits

This article examines key points podiatrists need to know to file a claim for disability insurance benefits, including the policy itself, medical records, practice and financial records, own occupation vs. any occupation, Medical Examinations (IME and FCE) and Investigations and Surveillance.

What You Need to Know About Filing a Claim – Part 1

by Jason Newfield, Esq.

About Filing a Claim For Disability Benefits - Part 2

by Jason Newfield, Esq.

Jason A. Newfield

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Jason A. Newfield

Disability Insurance Attorney