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Labor Department Boosts Disability Claimant Protections

by Fisher Phillips on

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) recently issued a final rule addressing disability benefit claims and appeals (see 81 FR 92316). The rule adds new procedural protections and safeguards meant to ensure disability...more

Health Care Reform in Transition While Congress Deliberates

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Changes are imminent for the Affordable Care Act and a range of other laws and regulations affecting the health care industry. Ballard Spahr attorneys established a Health Care Reform Initiative in 2008 to monitor and analyze...more

DOL Tightens Disability Claim Processing Rules

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

“Isn’t this an ACA blog?” Yes, it is. “So, why are you writing about disability plan administration?” Because they said so. The preamble to the proposed rules explains – Inasmuch as disability and lost earnings can be sources...more

Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Plan’s Three-Year Deadline to File a Lawsuit

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that an ERISA plan may properly impose a reasonable time limit on filing a lawsuit to recover benefits. Such time may start to run even before completion of the required...more

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