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Category: Long Term Disability News

March is Colorectal Health Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

A disturbing report from the American Cancer Society reveals that adults across the US are being diagnosed with colon and rectal cancers at younger ages, with a proportionate number of cases among adu...


What Will Happen to Your Disability Claim in 2023?

Monday, December 5th, 2022

If your long term disability benefits were smooth sailing in 2022, congratulations. But does that mean the same will occur in 2023? Maybe. And maybe not. COVID had a huge impact on all insurance co...


Justin Frankel & Jason Newfield are Named 2022 Super Lawyers

Friday, September 30th, 2022

We are very honored to have been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list as two of the top New York metro area lawyers for 2022.  Both Justin  Frankel and Jason Newfield have been named Super...


Hartford’s Attempt to Deny Benefits After 18 Years Fails

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

A Judge in Federal Court in Vermont found against Hartford in a Disability ERISA case, ruling its termination of a claim, paid for many years, failed to satisfy the standard to be upheld. A highly com...


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...


With Heartfelt Appreciation and Enormous Respect

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

We know how important our work is to the people we represent, and we're pleased to share this recent note from a client. Dear Justin and Christina, I wanted to take a moment to express my sincer...


New York Disability Insurance Lawyers – Own Occupation Disability Income Insurance Policies

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

An own occupation disability income insurance policy is marketed and sold with the understanding that the person is insuring their income for a specific career. These policies are usually purchased by...


Why New York Life Denied Your Disability Insurance Claim

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

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New York Life is a global health and disability insurance company selling and administering group disability insurance policies for large and mid-sized employers through its New York Life Life Insuran...


Lincoln Financial Disability Denials: Liberty Disability Policyowners Be Warned

Friday, March 19th, 2021

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The latest wave of phone calls and emails to our office are coming from people who had their employee disability policy through Liberty Mutual as part of their employer’s benefits package. They are ...




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