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Category: #coronavirusdisability

Long Covid Disability Update: Researchers Looking at Connections Between COVID and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, aka ME/CFS)

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

If you’ve had COVID and are experiencing post-COVID symptoms of fatigue, muscle pain, poor sleep, and shortness of breath, it may help to know you are not alone and your symptoms are not imaginary. ...


Long-Term Disability Claims Denials Likely to Increase in Response to Record Death Benefit Payouts

Monday, February 28th, 2022

A secondary impact of this now over two-year Pandemic of COVID-19, and due to an unprecedented increase in deaths, the insurance community is noting an outsized number of death benefit payments. Li...


Insurance Companies are Feeling the COVID-Impact–Disability Claimants Are Too.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

The insurance sector expected that as vaccination rates increased, COVID-19 deaths would begin to decline in 2021, but that did not happen. Instead, mortality rates rose sharply, and many insurance co...


What Happens When the Physicians Suffer from Burnout?

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Worried And Tired Doctor Sitting On Stairs Outside Hospital

After more than a year of nonstop emergencies, another impact of the pandemic is being seen: residual trauma throughout the healthcare profession. Pandemic-related stress has hit all sectors, but no p...


Brain Fog Disability for Covid Survivors and Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Worried professional woman

Covid-19 survivors are reporting changes to their cognitive skills that are changing their lives, making it difficult or even impossible for them to work or manage basic tasks. Memory failures, like n...


The Second Pandemic – Injuries From Working At Home

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Back pain home office

Our previous blog on the challenges of disability claims faced by people who are working at home in less than ideal settings has been confirmed by this recent article from The New York Times, “The P...


Has Working From Home Created A Painful Disability?

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

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Almost six months into the coronavirus pandemic, and people who are working from home are finding themselves with health issues that didn’t seem important at first… until they realized that they w...


Post-COVID-19 Disability Claims

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Worried Woman Wearing Medical Mask

Patients who survived coronavirus should make the effort to locate their original disability insurance policy.  Unfortunately, people who were successful in battling the coronavirus are likely to hav...


Unum Disability Denials Follow the Market…..Again

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Stock market impacts disability claims, blue board of stock numbers

Disability insurance companies are like every other insurance company – they live or die not just on how many policies they sell or deny, but on interest rates and stock prices. Right now, we are se...


How Dentists are Faring in a COVID-19 World

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Dentist examining patient

Frankel & Newfield attorneys represent many dentists with their disability claims, so we were really pleased to see The New York Times article “How’s the Economy Doing? Watch the Dentists.” ...




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