Mark DeBofsky was recently invited by the National Academy of Legal Education to record a video on pre-litigation appeals of benefit denials in ERISA cases which are generally considered mandatory. Claim appeals are also often the key to success or failure in litigation, yet they are often given insufficient attention both by claimants and plan administrators. The course examines the origin and purpose behind claim appeals, the “rules of the road” (i.e., the Department of Labor’s regulations), and cases that have shaped how claim appeals are conducted. The program may be accessed via the following link: https://www.nacle.com/CLE/Courses/ERISA-Claim-Appeals-1495.

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