long term disability Archives

Many Americans are now working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a significant cultural shift for employers, who are learning how to manage teams and companies of all sizes r...

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When an insured with disability insurance can’t work because of a medical condition and is under the care of a doctor, even a specialist, you would think that they should feel safe that their ...

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More than 15 years ago, my partner Justin Frankel and I wrote an article for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronicle about what they could expect when filing a long-term disability insurance claim. Re...

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The conference room turned into a studio (complete with gaffer tape, left foreground) when Jason Newfield presented a 90 minute webinar for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. His pre...

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Disability lawyers Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield keep a careful eye on the calls and emails that we receive in the office. We are a hands-on practice, so we are very aware when one insurance com...

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We often use the phrase that a person is “unable to perform the material and substantial duties of their occupation” in our representation of claimants. What exactly does that mean?The term ...

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The stigma surrounding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is not limited to disability insurance companies. A recent article in the Daily Mail reports an English scientist who said that hundreds ...

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We have shared several times in the past few years about the perils of social media for disability claimants. But the issue of how insurance companies are utilizing social media posts has taken a new...

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We want to recognize two people who took a big risk to expose how Cigna, a large disability insurance company, treats its policyowners: Glenn Clarke, who is disabled, and his attorney, our colleague ...

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A mild winter is usually followed by an increase in the number of ticks in the spring and summer. This summer, the number of ticks that carry several disease have increased, as have the number of tic...

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