Disability Benefits

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These summaries were compiled from Foundation Publications Search, a database of articles, research reports and books published by the International Foundation and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.


Administrator Abused Discretion in Denial of Disability Benefits.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 pp 65, 67 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : A district court denies the defendant's motion for summary judgment due to an abuse of discretion and reverses the defendant's decision to deny long-term disability benefits.
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Claims Partially Dismissed Due to Arm's Length Contract Negotiation.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 p 73 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : A district court grants in part and denies in part the motion to dismiss by the defendant insurance company regarding plaintiff trustees' claims related to short-term disability plan services.
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Decisions Reversed in Public Employees' Disability Claims.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 pp 62, 64 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The New Jersey Supreme Court reverses lower court decisions in two cases, finding that the defendant erred in its benefits determinations regarding claims for accidental disability benefits.
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Insurance Companies Err in Long-Term Disability Determination.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 pp 69, 71 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : A district court grants the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment regarding termination of her long-term disability benefits due to the defendants' failure to properly consider medical evidence.
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Other Recent Decisions.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 pp 75-77 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Summarizes cases on preemption, disability benefits, retiree health care and health care.
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Statute of Limitations Bars Claim for Miscalculation of Benefits.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 p 68 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : A district court grants the motion for summary judgement by the defendant disability insurance claims administrator for a claim of miscalculation of disability benefits.
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Termination of Benefits Permitted Based on Objective Medical Evidence.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v55 n10 p 72 Oct 2018; journal article

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Abstract : A district court grants the motion for summary judgment by the defendant insurance company, finding that the termination of disability benefits is supported by a reasonable explanation.
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Benefit Trends: Employee Benefits Key to Recruitment and Retention.
Held, Justin; Benefits Magazine; v55 no9 pp 8-10 Sep 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Discusses some of the findings of the 2018 International Foundation "Employee Benefits Survey."
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Other Recent Decisions.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no9 pp 72-75 Sep 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Summarizes cases on benefit denial, disability benefits, claims procedures and statute of limitations.
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Denial of LTD Benefits Features Conflicting Physician Reports.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no7 pp 62, 64 Jul 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York grants the motion for summary judgment by the defendant insurance company regarding its initial decision to terminate the plaintiff's long-term disability (LTD) benefits but finds that it cannot award either party's motion for summary judgment regarding the appeal due to a genuine issue as to the material fact of the plaintiff's medical condition.
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What's Working: Return-To-Work Committees.
Hartman, Robert J.; Plans & Trusts; v36 no4 pp 4-6 Jul/Aug 2018; journal article

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Abstract : Canadian correctional officers are in a high-pressure, high-demand occupational, resulting in high levels of disability leave. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers negotiated for return-to-work committees to help with case management, which has improved employer support and reduced grievances.
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Insurer Cannot Offset Disability Benefits After Malpractice Settlement.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no5 pp 62, 64 May 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. District Court for the District of Montana grants the plaintiff employee and benefits plan participant's motion for summary judgment.
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Sixth Circuit Affirms Offset of Disability Benefits.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no5 pp 48-49 May 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirms the district court dismissal of claims by the plaintiff former employee that his defendant employer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) by offsetting from his disability benefits his earnings as a political consultant.
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Washington Update: Final Disability Claims Regulations Effective April 1.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no5 pp 65, 69 May 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would implement its final regulations on disability claims procedures effective April 1, 2018. The final regulations impose procedural protections and consumer safeguards on disability claims similar to those that apply to group health plans under the Affordable Care Act.
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Court Affirms Denial of Long-Term Disability Benefits.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no3 pp 59-60 Mar 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio grants the motion for judgment on the record by the defendant insurance company over the plaintiff employee after finding that the defendant did not arbitrarily and capriciously deny the plaintiff's long-term disability (LTD) benefits.
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Differential-Benefits Claim Concerning Mental Illness Is Dismissed.
Benefits Magazine; v55 no2 pp 52, 55 Feb 2018; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire denies in part and grants in part the motion by the defendant insurance company to dismiss claims that attempt to recover long-term disability (LTD) benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and that allege that a mental illness limitation violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and New Hampshire antidiscrimination laws.
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Court Rejects Claim for Long-Term Disability Benefits.
Benefits Magazine; v54 n12 pp 51-52 Dec 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California grants the motion for summary judgment by the defendant life insurance company in a lawsuit by the plaintiff former employee and benefits plan participant concerning a denial of long-term disability (LTD) benefits.
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Other Recent Decisions.
Goodman, Lindsay M.; Benefits Magazine; v54 n11 pp 75-76 Nov 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Summarizes cases on stock plans, disability benefits and benefit litigation.
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Pension Plan Ambiguity Benefits Beneficiary.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no11 p 62 Nov 2017; journal article

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Abstract : The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirms a district court judgment that the plaintiff beneficiary was entitled to summary judgment on his Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) Section 502 claim over a dispute with the defendant claims administrator about whether he elected to receive pension benefits after moving them via direct rollover from his pension fund to his individual retirement account (IRA).
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Plan Language Allows Offset of LTD Benefits by Social Security Benefits.
Benefits Quarterly; v33 no4 pp 46-47 4th Qtr 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Long-term disability benefits are offset by the gross pretax amount of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
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Anatomy of a Benefit Appeal: Best Practices for Plan Sponsors.
Brice, Daniel R.; Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 pp 14-21 Sep 2017; journal article

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Abstract : Having the proper procedures in place for responding to benefit appeals can help health and pension plan sponsors avoid breaching their fiduciary duties and prevent expensive litigation.
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ERISA Claim Continues After Bankruptcy Case.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 p 61 Sep 2017; journal article

Availability : International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Abstract : The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri denies the defendants' motion to dismiss a former employee's claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits after the employee did not disclose the LTD benefits claim in her bankruptcy case.
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Termination of Disability Benefits Affirmed.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no9 p 57 Sep 2017; journal article

Availability : International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Abstract : The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirms a district court grant of summary judgement in favor of the defendant insurance claims administrator that terminated long-term disability (LTD) benefits for the plaintiff employee.
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What's Working: Better Benefits for Better Mental Health.
Hartman, Robbie; Plans & Trusts; v35 no5 pp 4-5 Sep-Oct 2017; journal article

Availability : International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Abstract : Up to 20% of Canadians will experience a mental illness during their lives, but nearly half of people who have suffered from depression of anxiety have not sought treatment because of the fear of discrimination or the stigma associated with mental illness, or because of the cost of treatment. Manulife discovered its workers wanted more support for mental health and increased its mental health benefits.
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LTD Administrator Did Not Have Discretion to Determine Eligibility.
Benefits Magazine; v54 no7 pp 55, 58 Jul 2017; journal article

Availability : International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Abstract : The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reverses and remands a lower court decision and finds that the defendant claims administrator did not have discretion to determine whether the plaintiff former employee was totally disabled under the group long-term disability plan of her employer.
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