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February 2013 Archives

Justin Frankel Selected as a “Top Ten” Legal Eagle by Long Island Press

We represent disability policyholders nationwide, but it’s always nice to receive a nod of recognition in New York, so we were very pleased that both Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield were the only Long Term Disability Insurance attorneys to be selected in Long Island Pulse Magazine’s annual Legal Eagles issue, which highlights highly-rated lawyers on […]

Court Determines Long Term Disability Insurance Claimant Entitled to Benefits

A Federal court in Oregon has determined that a claimant on long term disability should have her LTD benefits reinstated, which were wrongfully terminated by Aetna. The claimant, who worked directly for the Assistant General Counsel for Boeing, submitted a claim in 2009, which was initially accepted by Aetna, as claim administrator, and paid by […]

Disability Insurance Companies Report Financials

We read financial news from disability insurance companies with a slightly different approach than shareholders or casual observers. When profits are up, we hope that it’s not on the backs of policy owners. This quarter is mixed bag, with some reporting dismal results – which we know will be reflected in the number of calls […]

Court Finds Met Life was Arbitrary and Capricious in Terminating Claim

A Federal Judge has determined that Met Life’s decision to terminate long term disability insurance benefits to a claimant suffering from cervical radiculopathy was arbitrary and capricious. The Court, in Michigan, determined that Met Life selectively credited beneficial evidence and opinions while rejecting contrary evidence without sufficient explanation. The claimant initially became disabled in 2007 […]

Voluntary Benefits – The Impact of a Changing Landscape

We’ve written on voluntary disability benefits packages in the past. The idea is simple: by giving employees choices of how much or what type of coverage to take, the employee has more control of the cost of their disability insurance policy and the employer is able to trim benefit costs. A recent study by Prudential […]

Court Finds for Disability Claimant Under De Novo Review

A Federal Judge in Michigan has highlighted the significance of the applicable standard of review in an ERISA long term disability insurance claim dispute, finding for the plaintiff, under a de novo standard of review, while noting that if the standard of review was abuse of discretion, he would likely have ruled for defendants. This […]



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