5th Circ. Insurer backs battle for ERISA disability benefits

By Beverly Banks (October 6, 2021, 8:35 p.m. EDT) – The Fifth Circuit overturned a worker’s victory in a lawsuit accusing Standard Insurance Co. of violating federal benefits law by cutting disability benefits , finding that the insurer had not waived its right to determine the duration of its eligibility for benefits.

A three-judge panel ruled unanimously on Tuesday that Standard Insurance Co. did not flout the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when it retroactively considered whether Jose Chavez was entitled to benefits beyond that. 24 months.

Tuesday’s ruling overturned a lower court ruling that the insurance company couldn’t go back and determine whether Chavez, who worked for a building supply store, was …

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