Author: William Reynolds

How Long Does It Take to Get Approved for Long-Term Disability Benefits?

The timeline from application to a decision on a long-term disability claim is generally set by the terms of the plan itself. But disability policies that are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) must adhere to the Department of Labor’s ERISA claims regulations, which include timelines for issuing a decision […]

Successful Argument for a Favorable De Novo Standard of Review

In Hampton v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, 2020 WL 5946967 (N.D. Ill. October 7, 2020), DeBofsky Law successfully argued for the application of the de novo standard of review to an insurance claim dispute originating under The Boeing’s Company’s Master Welfare Plan. Although the benefits plan contained language reserving discretionary authority […]