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ProHealth.Com Features Article From Frankel & Newfield – What You Need To Know To Avoid The Disability Claim “Brush Off”

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Many of our clients suffer from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and similar illnesses that long term disability insurance companies do not consider real sicknesses. We were pleased to share our experience representing CFS and Fibromyalgia claimants and provide information on filing disability insurance claims to subscribers of, a website that offers information, resources and products for individuals with chronic illnesses.

Key points in the article:

  • Find the original policy.
  • Speak with your treating physician about filing a claim
  • Be aware that the information you provide in all forms and documents may be used to build a case against your claim.
  • Document and record every interaction with the insurance company.
  • Be wary of independent medical exams (IMEs) and be careful of
  • functional capacity evaluations (FCEs).

    Click here to read the article and visit Pro Health’s extensive website.

    If you have a chronic illness and are concerned about filing a claim, call our office today to learn how we can help.

    Justin C Frankel

    Written By:

    Justin C. Frankel - Disability Insurance Attorney

    Justin Frankel is a founding partner of the disability insurance law firm Frankel & Newfield and is a highly skilled litigator and advocate. He has published numerous articles on the challenges facing clients with private or individual disability insurance policies and those who own group or ERISA disability insurance policies.

    Learn more about Justin | See Justin’s Publications



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