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Category: Life Insurance

Your ERISA Watch – Employer Must Pay Dependent Life Insurance Benefits to Employee Due to Failure to Provide Summary Plan Description

Today’s notable decision is a good one on equitable remedies, made possible by CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, 563 U.S. 421 (2011).  In Snitselaar v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America, 2019 WL 279995 (N.D. Iowa Jan. 22, 2019), Unum denied…

Your ERISA Watch – District Court Rules State Law Claims Concerning Payment of Life Insurance Benefits Not Preempted by ERISA

Today’s notable decision is a district court decision in the matter of Flinn v. Minnesota Life Insurance Company, No. CV 18-10868-WGY, 2018 WL 5982021 (D. Mass. Nov. 14, 2018), a case involving the delivery of life insurance benefits to the…

Your ERISA Watch – Sixth Circuit Holds No Breach of Fiduciary Duty for Failing to Inform Participant of Life Insurance Conversion Right

This week’s notable decision is Vest v. Resolute FP US Inc., No. 18-5046, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 4905751 (6th Cir. Oct. 10, 2018).  The court affirmed the district court’s ruling that Plaintiff did not adequately plead a breach-of-fiduciary-duty cause of action…

Your ERISA Watch – Court Rules No Remedy Available for Aggrieved Life Insurance Beneficiary

This week’s notable decision is another claimant-unfriendly opinion out of the Fourth Circuit neck of the woods – Dawson-Murdock v. National Counseling Group, Inc., et al., No. 3:18-CV-58, 2018 WL 3744020 (E.D. Va. Aug. 7, 2018). In this case, Plaintiff…

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