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November 2017 Archives

Don’t overlook the benefits of disability insurance

Most people are glad to have health insurance benefits through their employer. After all, it is pretty easy to assume that sooner or later a person might become ill or injured, necessitating a trip to the doctor’s office or hospital. If a person has health insurance, they can rest easy knowing that at least a […]

What are some common causes of long-term disability claims?

It is only natural to assume that we won’t become seriously ill until well after retirement when we are in our elder years. However, disability is no respecter of age, and many people will find they become disabled while they are still young and working. In fact, the Council for Disability Awareness reports that, on […]

Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield are Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers 2017 List

Partners Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield have been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list as two of the top New York metro area lawyers for 2017. Both Mr. Frankel and Mr. Newfield were named Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2017, and Mr. Frankel was selected in 2011. Each year, Super […]

Worker files ERISA lawsuit for wrongful termination of benefits

Sometimes a worker suffers an injury or illness so severe that it disables him or her. Not being able to work can be a financial blow, but if a person has a long-term disability insurance plan, they may be provided with the benefits needed to help support them and their family during a difficult time. […]

ERISA is helpful but complex

The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) provides regulations over disability insurance plans offered to workers of private employers as part of a worker benefit package. If a person decided to purchase disability insurance privately on their own, ERISA would not cover that plan. ERISA covers how the worker can claim benefits […]

Thank You to a Client who Posted a Five Star Review for Justin Frankel on AVVO

Thank You to a Client who Posted a Five Star Review for Justin Frankel on AVVO We pride ourselves on treating our clients with the dignity and care that they deserve, and that includes taking an aggressive approach to protecting them when their disability insurance company is making their life more difficult. Our partners understand […]

6 of the most common reasons for a long-term disability

Unfortunately, a lot of people never think about disabilities until they strike. You probably spent years hoping it wouldn’t happen to you, and it never did. Now that’s all changed. Are you ready? Do you know how to proceed? This can turn into a tough process when dealing with insurance companies and medical professionals, and […]

Thank You To A Client Who Gave Jason Newfield A Five-Star Review On AVVO

It is very gratifying to read this kind of review, and we appreciate our client’s taking the time to share his experience with others. We pride ourselves on taking a compassionate approach to the practice of law, and understanding the difficulties created when disability insurance companies deny their claims or, as in this case, hassle […]

Long-term disability benefits are a financial lifeline for some

While people in Garden City may acknowledge that in general people should have long-term disability insurance, few have actually taken steps to obtain such coverage. According to one survey, 65 percent of respondents claimed that individuals in general should have a long-term disability insurance policy. However, only 48 percent of respondents reported that they personally […]

What types of claims are there for ERISA purposes?

Workers in New York who cannot work due to a short-term or long-term disability may be in need of financial assistance. This can come in the form of benefits from a disability insurance policy. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) sets rules regarding how an application for disability benefits under a disability insurance policy […]



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