New ERISA Disability Claim Regulations – Part 1

Disability Insurance Benefits

New ERISA Disability Claim Regulations – Part 1 On December 19, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (referred to herein as “DOL”) revised the claims procedures for employee benefit plans that provide disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). The DOL’s new regulation strengthened the current rules primarily by applying to disability benefit claims the … Read More

Whiteman Law Firm supports adoption of a state law that would outlaw discretionary clauses in health and disability insurance policies.

Disability Insurance Benefits

Whiteman Law Firm supports adoption of a state law that would outlaw discretionary clauses in health and disability insurance policies. Whiteman Law Firm has asked the North Carolina Department of Insurance to indicate whether it will support adoption of NAIC model legislation that would prohibit so-called “discretionary clauses” in employer-sponsored health and disability insurance policies. Most employer-sponsored health and disability … Read More