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Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co. Limitation Periods

Can't You Hear Me Knocking? Amending ERISA

On October 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 134 S.Ct. 604 (2013). The specific question before the Court in that case, as expressly stated by...more

Do Your Plans Include a Time Limit on a Participant’s Right to Sue?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Some, but far from all, employee benefit plans set a limit on the amount of time a participant has to file a lawsuit claiming benefits under the plan. Until recently, however, not all courts would recognize these plan...more

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds ERISA Plan Limitation Periods

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On December 16, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance (U.S., No. 12-729, 12/16/13), that a contractual limitation period for challenging a denial of benefits under an ERISA-governed plan may...more

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