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 …

Stay one step ahead

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You need to know what’s going on with customers, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to stay an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data in articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of prosecution, etc.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, requests, etc.
  • Create personalized alerts for specific case articles and topics and more!


About Antoine L. Cassell

Check Also

Eligibility and how to claim

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that damages the liver. Some infected people may have …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *