The Basics of an ERISA Life, Health and Disability Insurance Claim – Part Eight: Impact of Social Security Disability Insurance on an ERISA Disability Insurance 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 Eight of this series, …

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What does it take to prove bad faith in a life insurance denial?

Life insurance policies allow those with dependents, such as children and spouses, to provide some financial stability to the people who depend on them if they die unexpectedly or at least offset the costs of a funeral and end-of-life medical care. Many married couples invest in life insurance policies for both spouses, and it is …

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Withholding Doctor’s Reports Until the Date of Denial Violates an Insured’s Right to a Full and Fair Review

ERISA requires that an administrator provide a claimant with a “full and fair” review if a denial decision is made. It has long been held that an administrator must provide a claimant with copies of internal medical reports it generated and relied upon when making its decision to deny a claim, but when do these …

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