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Reality TV And Disability Insurance Claims

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Reality TV wanna-be’s seem to be everywhere lately, taking their search for fame and fortune beyond the bounds of common sense. An interior designer from California appeared on a home improvement show while collecting disability insurance. Sadly for him, an employee for the insurance company was a big fan of the show. He was convicted for insurance fraud and tax fraud and had to pay the private insurance company more than $150,000.

Moral of the story – when you are disabled and on claim, everything you do can and will be used against you. Insurers are going to all lengths to terminate or deny claims. By putting yourself out in the public eye, whether through a television reality show, live radio call-in show, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or any public forum, can and very likely will have a negative impact on your claim.

Justin C Frankel

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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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