Daily Archives: June 29, 2010

Submission of the Claim File: Seal or Redact?

Posted in: Administrative Record, Disability Insurance, Disability Insurance News, Discovery, ERISA, Insurance Litigation Blog, Legislation, News June 29, 2010

For most insurance litigation, the majority of the evidence used by both sides comes from the claim file, also known as the administrative record in ERISA cases.  The claim file represents the insurance carrier’s written record of its handling and processing of an insurance claim.  Obviously, this information is highly relevant whenever coverage or a claim is disputed.  Moreover, in the case of life, health, or disability insurance cases, the claim file will also be full of personal and confidential information such as medical records and social security numbers.…

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