Coronavirus: California Insurance Commissioner Orders Policyholder Safeguards

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has hit California extremely hard.  Since the outbreak, there have been many questions from clients regarding what kind of impact the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will have on the ability of policyholders to maintain and utilize their insurance policies. While the situation continues to change from day to day, on April 3, 2020, …

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Ten Things to Consider and Look For in Your ERISA Life and/or Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Plans When You Select Benefits or File a Claim

1. Obtain a full copy of your plan. The full plan will not typically be a benefit summary or a print-out from a website. It will be fairly long and many definitions and it will recite your ERISA plan terms, policies and procedures for filing a life insurance or AD&D claim and handling the claim, …

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Ten Things to Consider and Look For in Your ERISA Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans When Selecting Benefits or You Want to File a Claim

1. Obtain a full copy of your plan and administrative record. The full plan will not typically be a benefit summary or a print-out from a website.  It will be fairly long and many definitions and it will recite your ERISA plan terms, policies and procedures for filing a claim and handling the claim, claim …

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Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies in ERISA: The Potential Death Knell of a Disability, Life or Health Insurance Claim

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, establishes protections for most employee benefits offered through employer-sponsored benefit plans. ERISA requires that the plan and claims administrators adhere to certain internal procedures, often referred to as “administrative remedies,” when determining a plan participant’s eligibility for benefits. Typically, these administrative remedies include internal appeals …

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Cohorst v. Anthem: When Does Waiver Apply under ERISA?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, governs most employer-sponsored benefit plans.  ERISA establishes protections for employees in the administration of their employer-sponsored benefits, requiring that the administrator adhere to certain requirements when determining a plan participant’s eligibility for benefits.  In ERISA cases, typically the plan’s terms govern.  However, ERISA does recognize …

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When the Clock is Ticking: The Interplay of the Contractual Limitations Period and the Statute of Limitations in a Disability Insurance Case

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, otherwise known as ERISA, governs most employer-sponsored benefit plans, including short and long-term disability benefits, life benefits, accidental death and dismemberment benefits and others.  ERISA was enacted to protect employer-sponsored benefits provided to employees.  As such, ERISA requires that the plan administrator, typically the insurer or employer, …

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Church Plan ERISA Exemption

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, otherwise known as ERISA, protects employees from unanticipated losses in retirement or pension plans.  As we have discussed in several articles on the topic, ERISA safeguards such plans by establishing strict protections and requirements on the administration of most employer-sponsored health, disability, life, retirement and other employee …

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Top 5 Issues to Keep in Mind When Litigating ERISA Claims

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its California Insurance Litigation Blog and Disability Insurance News that deal with frequently asked questions in the insurance bad faith, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other areas of the law.  To speak to a highly skilled Los Angeles long-term disability …

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Plaintiff Recovers $750,000 Based on Plan Administrator’s Breach of Fiduciary Duty

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its Insurance Litigation and Disability Insurance News blogs that deal with frequently asked questions in insurance bad faith, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other areas of law.   To speak with a highly skilled Los Angeles long-term disability insurance lawyer at …

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When the Price is Right: Types of Attorneys’ Fee Arrangements For Handling Long-Term Disability ERISA Claims

The McKennon Law Group PC periodically publishes articles on its Insurance Litigation and Disability Insurance News blogs that deal with frequently asked questions in insurance bad faith, life insurance, long term disability insurance, annuities, accidental death insurance, ERISA and other areas of law.  To speak with a highly skilled Los Angeles long-term disability insurance lawyer …

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