John T. Seybert

John T. Seybert

Sedgwick LLP

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Take It to the Limit – The High Court Reviews When ERISA Plan Limitation of Actions Period Begins

It is well-settled that parties can contract for the length of a limitation of actions period. It also is well-settled that parties may contract for a limitation of actions period to start before the time to commence an...more

1/3/2014 - Contract Drafting ERISA Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Limitation Periods Proof of Loss SCOTUS

The U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that ERISA Plans’ Limitation of Actions Provisions Must be Enforced as Written –...

Today, in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance Company, 571 U.S. __ (2013), the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed a Circuit Court ruling that dismissed an action for benefits on the ground that the plaintiff failed to...more

12/17/2013 - Disability Disability Benefits ERISA Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Late Claims SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Tolling

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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