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Federal Court Overturns LTD Denial by Sedgwick’s Dr. Mendelssohn

Our disability insurance law firm has come up against Sedgwick, a third party administrator of disability insurance claims, and Dr. Martin Mendelssohn, an orthopedist who is a hired gun for many insurance companies, performing paper only reviews supporting claim denials and terminations, so it is always rewarding to read about a federal judge who agrees […]

Federal Court Finds CIGNA Failed to Provide Claimant with a Full and Fair Review

In an ERISA disability case that began with an appeal filed in 2014, a plaintiff sought a judicial review of the determination by Life Insurance Company of America (LINA, a member of the CIGNA family of disability insurance companies) that his occupation did not fall under the classification of Sales Personnel and therefore he was […]

Senators Target Aetna’s Review Of Health Insurance Claims

Frankel & Newfield have battled Aetna and other disability insurance companies when claims have been denied with no apparent regard for the support provided in the claimants’ medical records for years. Now it seems that two Senators, Ron Wyden, (Oregon-D) Ranking Member Senate Committee on Finance and Patty Murray (Washington-D) Ranking Member, Senate Committee on […]

What’s the Difference Between Short Term Disability and Taking an Employee Leave?

Whether it is a planned life event, a sudden illness or an injury, an employee may need to take a leave from work. Employees considering taking a leave should understand the commonly confused short term disability (STD) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits. Short term disability STD is not an employee leave; rather it […]

Our Clients Say It Best

Our Clients Say It Best – And We Say Thank You For Letting Us Help During the many years that we have been practicing long-term disability insurance law, we have met a lot of people, in all occupations and from everywhere across the country. The one thing they share in common is being put into […]

AETNA POLICYHOLDERS ADVISORY: HARTFORD WILL SOON BE YOUR DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY

Aetna has reported that it will sell its group life and disability business to The Hartford Group in a whopping $1.45 billion cash sale. Aetna’s already working on what to do with all that cash, and if you have an Aetna disability insurance policy, you may have some homework to do as well. This deal, […]

UNUM Long Term Disability Insurance Lawsuits: The Latest Wave

Every now and then we see an increase in the number of people contacting Frankel & Newfield who have had their disability insurance claim denied by a particular insurance company. We’ve seen this occur with CIGNA and Standard Insurance, but this time it seems like UNUM has been sending out more than the usual number […]

Matrix Absence Management Acquires Partners Claims Services: Names Change, But Challenges Remain

People who are dependent upon their long term disability insurance policy benefits know the feeling: an envelope arrives in the mail, or an email arrives in their inbox, from a company with a name they haven’t seen before. It’s that sinking feeling, when you ask yourself, what now? Sometimes the letters bring dire news of […]

Why were my long term disability benefits denied?

This is the question we hear the most from people who contact Frankel & Newfield about their long term disability insurance claim. They can’t imagine how anyone, even the coldest-hearted insurance claims adjuster, could possibly look at their medical records and not understand why they can’t work. People call us when they are frustrated and […]

Can I Use an Online Legal Service for Long Term Disability Insurance Claims?

Maybe the better question is not “can you use an online legal website for an LTD claim,” but “should you?” As experienced disability lawyers with more than thirty years of combined experience, we have witnessed many changes to the legal environment, including the increasing use of online legal services. Today you can use a legal […]



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