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Category: Short Term Disability

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Issues Significant Decision on ERISA Law and Practice

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Manuel v. Turner Indus. Grp., L.L.C., No. 17-30835, __F.3d__, 2018 WL 4689974 (5th Cir. Oct. 1, 2018), which delves into “the labyrinthine complexities of ERISA law and practice.”  In so doing, the…

A Guide to Disability Benefits

You’ve recently been diagnosed with a severe illness, or perhaps a condition you have managed for a long time is now interfering with your ability to work.   What do you do to make sure you have the income you need…

ERISA Watch – Disability Plan Administrator Must Respond to Discovery Requests Concerning Documents Brought to its Attention

Welcome back!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  We were pleased to return to a good discovery decision in one of our long term disability cases, Suson v. PNC Financial Services Group, et al., No. 15C10817 (N.D. Ill. Nov.…

An Insurer Cannot Delay In Deciding Your Long Term Disability Appeal

No matter where you live, if you have a long term disability policy covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), your claim for benefits is governed by the same ERISA Regulations.  That’s because ERISA is a federal…

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