John T. Seybert

John T. Seybert

Sedgwick LLP

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Seventh Circuit: Insurer Was Proper Defendant to an ERISA Benefits Claim, but Setting High Co-Payment Not a Fiduciary Act or De...

In Larson v. United Healthcare Ins. Co., __ F.3d __, 2013 WL 3836236 (7th Cir. 2013), the Seventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of plaintiffs’ putative class action claims that health insurers violated Wisconsin state law...more

7/31/2013 - Breach of Duty Class Action Dismissals ERISA Essential Health Benefits Fiduciary Duty Health Insurance

The Sixth Circuit Reminds Claim Administrators Of The Dangers Of A Breach of Fiduciary Duty When Handling Plan Assets

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq., was passed with the goal of protecting plan assets so that those assets would be available for plan participants and beneficiaries. See...more

7/24/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Breach of Duty ERISA Fees Fiduciary Duty Fiduciary Liability Medigap Retirement Retirement Plan Trust Assets

Seventh Circuit Demonstrates The Dangers Of Not Having Sufficient Written Procedures In Place To Confirm Coverage – Money Damages...

In Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc., __ F.3d __, 2013 WL 29991466 (7th Cir. 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit changed course in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in CIGNA v. Amara, __ U.S....more

7/17/2013 - Breach of Duty CIGNA v Amara ERISA Fiduciary Duty Loss Coverage SCOTUS

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