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Healthcare Preview for the Week of: June 17, 2024

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The House is in recess this week, while the Senate is in today, tomorrow and Thursday. With this being a short work week, there is limited committee activity. However, the Senate Finance Committee is holding a hearing on...more

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Insurance-Based Paid Family Medical Leave Options for Employers in the “SEC”

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In 2023, legislatures in five “Southeastern Conference” states passed statutes creating options for employers to voluntarily provide paid family and medical leave (PFML) through insurance benefits purchased from the private...more

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SSI Alert: Free Food No Longer Counted as Income

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What is SSI? SSI is a government program that provides monthly payments to adults and children who have income and resources below specific financial limits and who meet one of the following criteria: They are 65 or older...more

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The Friday Five: Five ERISA Litigation Highlights - June 2024

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This month’s Friday Five explores recent decisions with issues spanning physician power of attorney to preexisting exclusions and the fiduciary duty of an insurance company....more

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Appellate Division Affirmed Workers’ Compensation Orders Denying Medical Treatment and Finding Lack of Causation.

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Driscoll v. Costco, No. A-2789-21 (Feb. 20, 2024) - The Appellate Division affirmed the workers’ compensation order denying the petitioner’s motion for medical and temporary benefits and two other orders denying her motions...more

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Act 111 is Not an Unconstitutional Special Law Regulating Labor, and an IRE Physician’s Evaluation is Competent to Support a...

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Stephen Conrad v. Department of Transportation (WCAB); No. 557 C.D. 2022; filed Feb. 26, 2024; Judge McCullough - The claimant underwent an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) on September 20, 2011, following a July 5, 2005,...more

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Delaware Supreme Court Affirms IAB Decision and Rejects Employer’s Arguments That Superior Court Civil Rule 41(a)(1) and the...

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United Parcel Service v. Hawkins, No. 233, 2023, 2024 WL 666726 (Del. Feb. 19, 2024) - The claimant was injured in a work accident on October 28, 2018. On December 9, 2019, he filed a Petition to Determine Additional...more

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Litigation Lineup: Recent Decisions in Life and Disability Insurance Run into Policy Lapse, COVID-19, and Conflict of Interest...

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Life Policy Lapse Shortly Before Insured’s Death - In Simon v. USAA Life Insurance Co. (Mar. 29, 2024), the insurer denied death benefits under a term life insurance policy, which had lapsed for nonpayment of premium two...more

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The Friday Five: Five ERISA Litigation Highlights - May 2024

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This month’s Friday Five explores decisions from around the country discussing differences between LTD and LWOP policies, the breadth of discretion available to claims administrators and the always important topic of timely...more

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Judges of Compensation Claims Have the Authority to Take a Flexible and Holistic Approach to Permanent Total Disability Claims as...

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Gulf Management, Inc. and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. v. Talmadge Wall, DCA#: 20-2037; JCC: Massey; Decision date: Nov. 29, 2023 - The employer/carrier in this matter appealed the judge of compensation claims’ award of...more

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The Friday Five: Five ERISA Litigation Highlights - April 2024

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This month’s Friday Five covers the treatment of job-related stress in assessing an attorney’s disability, the requirements surrounding the qualifications of a medical professional to review a claimant’s medical records in...more

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Employers Win Big Under Ohio Supreme Court’s Workers’ Comp Ruling: Here’s What You Need to Know About Recouping Overpayments

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Employers faced many obstacles over the last few years, but the Ohio Supreme Court just gave them a welcomed boost in a ruling that should significantly reduce workers’ compensation claim costs. In a highly contentious 4-3...more

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New York Workers' Compensation Ruling Roundup - March 2024

On March 21, the 3rd Department delivered four new rulings. Learn more below. Kaminski v. Integrated Structures, CV-22-2295 (3rd Dept. 3/21/24) - The Appellate Division affirmed the Board’s decision to deny a carrier’s 2nd...more

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Appellate Division Affirmed the Workers’ Compensation Judge’s Orders, Granting the Petitioner’s Application for Temporary Total...

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Soto v. Hoosier Care, Inc., No. A-0507-22 (Dec. 11, 2023) - The petitioner was injured in 2018 and resolved her case for 25% partial-total disability in 2021. In 2018, she had returned to work for Complete Care as a certified...more

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The Turning Tides of Temporary Total Disability Compensation

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This month, the Ohio Supreme Court altered the landscape of more than 25 years of workers’ compensation legal precedent in an employer-friendly decision concerning termination of Temporary Total Disability compensation....more

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New York City Employers Must Post and Distribute Recently Issued "Workers' Bill of Rights"

By July 1, 2024, employers in New York City are required to post and provide their employees with a "Workers' Bill of Rights," which has now been issued by the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection ("DCWP"). DCWP also...more

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Sheriff ok to fire depressed, intoxicated officer who claimed disability after shooting himself

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A federal appeals court recently upheld the firing of a law enforcement officer who intentionally shot himself while on duty and intoxicated. The decision reinforces an employer’s right to apply performance and conduct...more

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Employer Involvement Rendered Disability Insurance Plan Subject to ERISA, Despite Lack of Intent

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In Steigleman v. Symetra Life Ins. Co., 2023 WL 7413668 (D. Ariz. 2023), a court considered whether a package of various welfare benefit insurance policies an individual business owner arranged for herself and her employees...more

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The Friday Five: Five ERISA Litigation Highlights - March 2024

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This month’s Friday Five covers cases relating to an alleged conflict of interest leading to discovery, two courts’ opposite treatments of subjective pain complaints, a decision that claims of fraud and misrepresentation were...more

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Elder Law and Special Needs Newsletter: February 2024 Issue

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Our February Elder Law and Special Needs newsletter is now available! In this issue, our attorneys delve into timely topics such as recent legislative developments in New Jersey. Specifically, we explore new laws designed to...more

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Intellectual and Developmental Disability: What is an IDD?

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Intellectual or developmental disability, known as IDD, affects approximately 7.39 million people in the United States, according to a 2019 estimate by the University of Minnesota. Typically present at birth or onsetting in...more

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The Friday Five: Five ERISA Litigation Highlights - February 2024

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This month’s Friday Five explores decisions regarding the transfer of an ERISA action that was filed in a state where an insurer did not maintain sufficient minimum contacts, an award of attorneys’ fees, costs, and...more

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McDermott Submits Amicus Brief to the US Supreme Court in United Behavioral Health

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On January 2, 2024, McDermott filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) and the United States Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) in United Behavioral Health v. David K., No. 23-586, in the US...more

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The Friday Five: Five ERISA Litigation Highlights - January 2024

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On Halloween, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $100,000 settlement under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) with Doctors’...more

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update - December 2023

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Jason Brand made a claim for disability benefits under his disability policy with Principal Life Insurance Company on the basis that he was totally disabled by extreme anxiety that began in July 2014 after a warrant was...more

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