We invite you to read articles we have published on disability insurance law.
Frankel & Newfield represents many fibromyalgia claimants who face special challenges when it comes to their disability claims. Fibromyalgia claims are red flagged for investigation because, unlike illness or injuries that can be demonstrated through lab reports or radiology studies, fibromyalgia is considered a “subjective” condition that cannot be proven through clinical means. This article examines the typical pitfalls that fibromyalgia claimants need to be aware of.
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This article examines disability claims from physicians, and advises physicians of the difference between health insurance claims and disability claims. It looks at the basic information that physicians need to know about filing a claim as well as helping the physician gain a better understanding of their role in a patient’s disability insurance claim.
Disability attorneys Jason Newfield and Justin Frankel were pleased to author several articles for the ProHealth website, which serves the fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease and other chronic pain sufferers’ community. The article offers to answer questions from visitors to the site, and offers a number of questions and answers about disability insurance claims.
As the cost of surveillance equipment continues to decrease, the amount of information that disability insurance companies can and do gather about claimants grows. It is not unusual for a vehicle that is parked several blocks from a claimant’s home to be positioned to record or livestream their activities. Even flying drones are being used today. What can a claimant do about this frightening level of surveillance? The article from disability attorneys Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield provides some insights into how claimants can protect themselves.
Justin Frankel and Jason Newfield co-authored this article about the specific challenges that chiropractors face when claiming disability insurance benefits.
Jason Newfield co-authored this article, a comprehensive look at all aspects of individual disability insurance policies.
This article examines an all-too common occurrence- chiropractors who are accustomed to handling health insurance claims think that filing for disability benefits will be straightforward.
This article takes a close look into the common pitfalls that claimants encounter when applying for long term disability benefits.
Filing for Long Term Disability Insurance claims can be confusing. This helpful article explains the details involved.
To protect their businesses and their shareholders, disability insurance companies have made it hard for the average person to file a claim and obtain the benefits that they signed up to receive. Learn about the tactics they use here.
This article examines the special challenges faced by CFIDS claimants when applying for Long Term Disability Insurance benefits.
Jason Newfield and Justin Frankel discuss the "dual occupation" issue in the claims practice, which is often used by disability insurance companies as a means of denying benefits.
We prepared this article on Partial and Residual Disability to explore different options for claimants who can’t manage a full workload. In certain situations, obtaining Residual or Partial Disability Benefits compensates for a salary that has been decreased when the claimant cannot work full time.
Important information regarding surveillance tactics used by disability insurance companies.
Educating your primary care physician is one of the important steps to preparing to file a disability insurance claim.
To learn more about filing a claim for disability benefits, read this article from Disabled World, which examines everything from filing a claim to what you can do if your claim is denied or terminated.Ready To Talk?
What happens when dentists face the need for a disability claim.
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Jason Newfield was invited to speak at a conference presented by the NJCFSA. The article that follows is drawn from his program on professional advocacy on behalf of the CFS patient in long term disability insurance disputes.
How chiropractors can protect themselves and their families when preparing to file a claim for long-term disability insurance benefits.
The agent is often the first point of contact when a claim needs to be filed. Here’s how agents can help their clients as they move through the disability claims process.
How employers can prepare for an increasing number of disability claims among their employees.
The fundamentals of disability insurance claims, with an emphasis on chiropractors and their situations.
This article examines key points podiatrists need to know to file a claim for disability insurance benefits, including the policy itself, medical records, practice and financial records, own occupation vs. any occupation, Medical Examinations (IME and FCE) and Investigations and Surveillance.
by Jason Newfield, Esq.
by Jason Newfield, Esq.
Jason Newfield is a founding partner of the disability insurance law firm Frankel & Newfield. He has spent the majority of his legal career advocating for the rights of disabled workers. He has lectured other professionals, worked on a Federal Advisory committee, and published many articles in the field of disability insurance claims and litigation.
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