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April 2018 Archives

Insurer Was Arbitrary, Capricious For Not Ordering Medical Exam

A federal appeals court has found that an insurance company should not have denied a short-term disability claim based on a clearly diagnosed hereditary disease without first ordering an independent medical examination (IME). In our last post, we wrote about the financial importance of short-term disability or STD benefits to a claimant who is unable […]

The Importance Of A Favorable Short-Term Disability Claim

At Frankel & Newfield, PC, we represent people across the U.S. seeking disability benefits under long-term policies AND those with short-term disability insurance claims.  Short-term claims are important when missing even a few paychecks can weaken your family’s financial safety net and because if the disabling impairment lasts longer than the time limit of the […]

Judge Weighs LTD Insurer Conflict Of Interest And Claimant Rights

On February 26, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma issued a decision under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, known as ERISA, in which the judge meaningfully interpreted the law casting favorable light on the claimant’s legal rights. The plaintiff had sought review of the insurer’s denial of her long-term disability […]

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims Based On Multiple Sclerosis

Unfortunately, many people who file claims for long-term disability insurance benefits – LTD – because of multiple sclerosis (MS) have their claims denied by the insurance company. MS is a complex, progressive condition, which by its nature may be difficult to document and establish consistent deficits in functionality, sometimes due to the waxing or waning […]



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