Recent Federal Court Decisions Give Teeth to California’s Ban on Discretionary Clauses in ERISA Plans

A virtually insurmountable concrete wall was once an apt analogy for the effect of discretionary clauses in ERISA Plans on claimants attempting to challenge a plan administrator’s unreasonable interpretation of policy terms.  A valid discretionary clause gave insurance companies power to construe the terms of ERISA- governed group insurance policies based on their own interpretation, …

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Robert J. McKennon Invited to Host MCLE Event for OCBA

McKennon Law Group PC founding partner Robert J. McKennon will speak on an MCLE panel for the Orange County Bar Association Insurance Law Section on August 27, 2014 discussing “Recent Developments and Interesting Issues in Life Insurance Law.” Mr. McKennon, an attorney who currently represents insurance claimants after over two decades representing insurers, and Laura …

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Robert J. McKennon to Present Life Insurance Seminar for OCBA on August 27, 2014

McKennon Law Group PC founding partner Robert J. McKennon will speak on an MCLE panel for the Orange County Bar Association Insurance Law Section on August 27, 2014 discussing “Recent Developments and Interesting Issues in Life Insurance Law.” Mr. McKennon, an attorney who currently represents insurance claimants after over two decades representing insurers, and Laura …

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Insurance Companies May Conduct Orwellian Investigations in Order to Deny Disability Benefits

Disability typically offer their insureds little insight into their claims administration processes. If you are waiting for a decision on your claim, or anticipate filing a disability claim soon, be alert that your insurer will thoroughly investigate your claim and actively search for reasons to deny your claim for disability benefits. In order to recover …

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New California Law Requires that Short-Term Disability Policies Provide Coverage for Severe Mental Illness

In a victory for insurance consumers and mental health advocates, a recent change to the California Insurance Code mandates that short-term disability insurance policies provide coverage for “severe mental illnesses” as that term is defined in the Insurance Code. Passed in 2013, and signed in to law by Governor Jerry Brown on October 4, 2013, …

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Should You Hire an Attorney to Assist You with Your ERISA Disability Appeal?

If your disability policy was issued and paid for by your employer, it is likely governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, commonly referred to as ERISA. ERISA is a complex statute that even scares off many experienced insurance attorneys. If your claim for disability benefits, made under an ERISA plan, is …

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The Number of Disabled Employees Increase as More Employers Drop Long-Term Disability Coverage

A disturbing trend that has developed across the country in recent years is that, while the number of workers/employees suffering from long-term illnesses or injuries has increased, the number of employers who provide long-term disability insurance has dropped dramatically.  As of May 2014, the total number of Social Security disability beneficiaries in the United States …

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