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Four Reasons You Should Hire a Lawyer Who Focuses on ERISA Claims

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a complex federal law that regulates the overwhelming majority of employer-backed group benefits plans. This includes most retirement plans and…

19 Feb, 2019
Posted In: Blog

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
Posted In: ERISA

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Request for Discovery Outside of Claim File

In February of 2018, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an instructive decision in the case of Dragus v. Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. This dispute centered…

17 Apr, 2018
Posted In: ERISA

New ERISA Disability Claims Procedure Set to Take Effect on April 1st, 2018

Earlier this year, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that new ERISA disability claims procedures will be taking effect on April 1st, 2018. The new regulations…

17 Apr, 2018
Posted In: ERISA

Filing an ERISA Claim by the Correct Deadline

Under The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), employees who have wrongly been denied benefits or who have other benefit-related claims can file lawsuits in court. However, they…

06 Jun, 2017