Daily Archives: January 27, 2018

Department of Labor Announces April 1, 2018 as Final Date For ERISA Claims Procedures Related to New ERISA Disability Insurance Regulations

Posted in: Disability Insurance, ERISA, Legal Articles January 27, 2018

Long-term and Short-Term Disability insurance cases dominate ERISA benefits litigation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), the administrative agency given the authority to regulate employee benefits under, and to enforce the statutory provisions of, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), disability insurance benefits claims account for almost two thirds of all benefits-related ERISA lawsuits and, based on rough estimates, these disability benefits claims are often denied. We wrote articles about these Regulations, which you can read here. Importantly, the Regulations give teeth to existing protections, enhancing requirements for independent claims administration, information disclosure and consequences for administrators who fail to comply.

The good news is that they are now finalized and will go into …

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