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July 2013 Archives

UNUM Denies Disability for Lawyer, F&N Wins Appeal

Our client was a 51-year-old attorney/finance partner at one of the nation’s top three financial services litigation law firms. His practice integrated legal representation with multi-million dollar transactions and financings, litigation and dispute resolution, corporate counseling and regulatory and tax issues. He was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor and underwent chemotherapy treatment for many months. […]

Denial of Disability and Appeals – Can you do it yourself?

We are a nation of do-it-yourselfers, from putting a new deck in the backyard to fixing the car. But some things, like hanging a 100 pound flat screen television or rebuilding a transmission, are best left to experienced professionals. Appealing a denial of long-term disability (LTD) insurance claim is not a do-it-yourself task. We know […]

Settlement Negotiations for Long Term Disability Policy Claimants

Our lawyers defend clients and protect them when the disability insurance company tries to negotiate a settlement of their claim and a return of their policy for less than the full value of their disability insurance policy. We know what their tactics are, can help you determine the full and correct value of your policy, […]

Trends and Industry Perspective from CDA Annual Review

The Council for Disability Awareness annual Long Term Disability Claims Review for 2013 report has been released, summarizing LTD claims from 2011 to 2012. In the spirit of learning as much as we can about the large insurance companies that are our daily adversaries, we like to keep an eye on what data they share […]

LTD Companies Enjoyed 2012 Premium Jump

While disability insurance companies continue to be tight-fisted with their benefits for injured or chronically ill claimants, the annual study conducted by General Re shows that income for the disability carriers in 2012 was better than 2011. From the thirty one companies that responded regarding LTD policies in 2012, LTD premiums for 2012 were a […]

Can you ever discard insurance policy documents?

Not your disability insurance policy. Not in seven years, not in ten years, not ever. To be on the safe side, the disability insurance attorneys at Frankel & Newfield are only half joking when they recommend that you let your heirs shred any disability insurance policies. A recent item on Fox Business discusses several different […]



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