Speca v. Aetna: “Rush to Judgment” in Just 14 Days Violates ERISA Rights to Full and Fair Review and Appeal

ERISA guarantees claimants a “full and fair review” as well as an appeal of any denial by the insurance company.  Can a disability claims insurer deny a claim too quickly and thus violate its duty to provide a full and fair review?  A recent decision answered “yes” to this question.  In Speca v. Aetna Life …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Five: Procedural and Practical Considerations to an ERISA Claim

In this several part Blog Series entitled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim, handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Five of this Series, …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Four: Denial of an ERISA Disability Claim or Appeal

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim, to handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Four of this series, …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Three: Plan and Claims Administrators

In this several part Blog Series entitled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health and disability claim, from navigating a claim, handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Three of this Series, we discuss the roles …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Two: Filing an ERISA Disability Claim

In this several-part blog series titled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health, accidental death and dismemberment and disability claim, from navigating a claim, to handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part Two of this series, …

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The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part One: ERISA Background, Purpose and Timing Requirements

In this several part Blog Series entitled The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim, we will discuss the basics of an ERISA life, health and disability claim, from navigating a claim, handling a claim denial and through preparing a case for litigation.  In Part One of this Series, we discuss the …

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Robert J. McKennon Recognized as 2019 “America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators for Southern California”

McKennon Law Group PC is proud to announce that its founding shareholder Robert J. McKennon has been recognized as one of Southern California’s “America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators.” With this honor, limited to only 100 attorneys in Southern California, Mr. McKennon joins the ranks of California’s most esteemed Bet-the-Company Litigators, including: Joseph Cotchett, Skip Keesal, …

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A “Three-Year” Limitations Period in a Disability Policy Can Extend California’s Two-Year Statutory Limitations Period for Insurance Bad Faith

Life, health and disability insurers are always looking for ways to deny insurance claims. When they do so unreasonably, insured policyholders may be able to sue them for insurance bad faith under California law. Count on insurers to argue everything they can to defeat a bad-faith claim, including asserting the statute of limitations for bad-faith …

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