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May 2013 Archives

CIGNA DISABILITY DISPUTE COSTS INSURER $77 MILLION

Frankel & Newfield represents many CIGNA clients, so we were not surprised to see that insurance regulators in Connecticut and four other states were also at issue with the disability insurance company over improper handling of long-term disability claims. We believe that the size and scope of the settlement – $77 million and five states […]

Aetna Abuses Its Discretion on Long Term Disability Claim, Claim Gets Paid

Aetna has once again been found to have abused its discretion in the handling of a long term disability insurance claim, with a Federal Judge determining that Aetna’s claim decision was not reasoned, nor based on substantial evidence. The claim was based upon a mental health impairment, and the long term disability insurance claimant was […]

CIGNA Terminates Claim, DIY Appeal Fails, We Get Settlement

An AV technician was disabled due to cervical spinal stenosis and post-surgical chronic pain. CIGNA paid him monthly benefits for nearly two years, and then terminated his claim. The employee filed an appeal on his own, without benefit of legal representation, and CIGNA denied the appeal. At that point, Frankel & Newfield was retained to […]

Win ERISA Appeal for Software Sales Exec

Met Life Denies Claim For Sales Exec with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Our client was a 56 year old man who had been a client sales specialist for national security and intelligence programs at an international software company. The position combined high-mileage travelling with sales prospecting, client development and client retention programs in three separate multi-state sales […]

Cancer is Unum’s Top Long Term Disability Claim

Despite advances in early detection, treatment with sophisticated drugs and surgical procedures, cancer continues to be the single biggest reason for long term disability claims for those holding LTD policies with Unum, as it has been now for twelve years in a row. Cancer is a complex series of diseases, attacking different parts of the […]



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