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Handling an Independent Medical Exam

Many long-term disability insurers are resistant to pay out benefits. Often, they suspect that claimants are exaggerating their injuries, and one technique for challenging claims is to request…

27 Nov, 2018
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Court Finds Fiduciary Duty Claims Not Arbitrable

Federal ERISA legislation imposes fiduciary duties on those who manage a benefit plan’s assets. Among the more important fiduciary duties are the requirement to manage the plan prudently…

13 Nov, 2018
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Are ERISA and Workers’ Compensation the Same Thing?

No. ERISA and workers’ compensation are actually very distinct. Both provide protections to workers who are injured on the job, but how they protect employees differs dramatically. Read…

30 Oct, 2018

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Claims

A common insurance many employers offer employees is AD&D, which stands for accidental death and dismemberment. This insurance pays out a benefit if an insured person loses a…

16 Oct, 2018
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Court Affirms Denial of Pension Benefits to Daughter

A recent decision out of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is a timely reminder that the decisions of plan administrators will be upheld provided they are reasonable.…

10 Sep, 2018