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January 17, 2017

Department of Labor Publishes New Rules Affecting ERISA Disability Claims

The Department of Labor has published new regulations that will affect ERISA disability insurance claims as well as the appeals process. The new rules will apply to any claims for disability benefits filed on or after January 1, 2018. These rules will apply to any ERISA-governed disability plan, includig short-term and long-term disability plans and other plans that offer benefits based on whether a participant is disabled, including pension plans and 401(k) plans. The following are the most important changes coming to the ERISA claims process. #1. All claims and appeals must be decided impartially and independently. This means that […]