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Frankel & Newfield Firm News Archives

How Much Information Access is Too Much?

“I filed a disability claim and signed a document that gave the company the right to get information about me, which I thought was fine – until I started getting requests for everything from my personal finances to my transcripts from college. How much information do they need, and how much am I supposed to […]

A Thanksgiving Message from Frankel & Newfield

When we started this firm, our vision was to maintain a deliberately small, focused long-term disability insurance practice where we, as the partners, would work closely with our clients to help them during a time of stress and worry. When clients work with Frankel & Newfield, they work with Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield. We […]

Can “Magic Mushrooms” Be a Solution to Anxiety and Depression – If FDA Give Its Blessing?

Anxiety and depression are two leading factors for disability claims. With about 29 states and the District of Columbia now permitting the use of medical marijuana, and cannabis now showing up seemingly everywhere, from your breakfast smoothie to skin care, what’s coming next? According to this article from Vogue, “Magic Mushrooms” May Be an FDA-Approved […]

Five Star AVVO Review for Justin from Disabled Dentist

This is an unsolicited review by a client that makes all of us professionally and personally very proud of the work we do on behalf of our clients. We know the disability landscape that dentists face, and it’s not a pretty one. Their concerns are the same as those of doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, engineers, […]

Justin C. Frankel and Jason A. Newfield are Named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers 2018 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 2018. Both Mr. Frankel and Mr. Newfield were named Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2018, and Mr. Frankel was selected in 2011. Each year, Super […]

Want to Know Your Ancestry? How a DNA Kit Could Put Long Term Disability Insurance at Risk

The next time you’re wondering where your great great grandparents lived, you may want to ask the oldest family member, rather than submit your DNA to testing from an at-home genetic test. Direct to consumer genetic tests have become very popular – you can even get a kit for your dog. But while the federal […]

Biomarker Could Change Everything About Depression Disability Claims

For the first time, a study has shown that low levels of a specific molecule in the blood can be linked to both the severity and the duration of depression. A collaborative study from Stanford University and Rockefeller University and several other research institutions have found that people who suffer from depression have lower levels […]

Leading Senate Democrats Follow California Inquiry; Colorado, Washington and Connecticut Also Looking Into Aetna’s Process of Claims Review

If you’re not already mad as hell about how decisions are made by disability and health insurance companies already, reading the deposition of Dr. Jay Iinuma, a medical director for Aetna Insurance, will certainly send you in that direction. We are linking to this deposition here, because we believe that every person who has an […]

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 […]

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 […]



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