ERISA Disability Claims and Litigation offers expert, specialized knowledge to successfully file, appeal, and litigate ERISA disability claims.
Our expert ERISA attorneys, Scott Riemer and Jennifer Hess, share their strategies for handling all aspects of the disability claims process. Disability insurers will look for any justification to deny benefits. With the tips and insights shared in ERISA Disability Claims and Litigation, you can refute the insurer’s tactics and win your client the benefits they deserve.
ERISA Disability Claims and Litigation also addresses significant changes in the law. Specifically, the book provides an overview of the ERISA procedural claims regulations adopted by the United States Department of Labor effective April 1, 2018, along with strategies to maximize these requirements to your client’s advantage and avoid traps set by the insurer.
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Filled with practical strategies and helpful templates and forms, this book teaches you how to assemble a compelling case that your client meets the policy’s standard of disability.
Abbreviated Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How to Screen Cases
Chapter 2: How to Understand the Policy
Chapter 3: ERISA’s Regulatory Requirements
Chapter 4: How to Apply for Benefits
Chapter 5: How to Prove Disability
Chapter 6: How to Protect Your Client’s Ongoing Benefits
Chapter 7: How to Appeal a Denial or Discontinuation
Chapter 8: How to Evaluate the Post-Appeal Claim
Chapter 9: Additional Appeals
Chapter 10: How to Litigate an ERISA Disability Claim
ERISA Disability Claims and Litigation gives you the specialized knowledge you need to handle the full spectrum of ERISA disability claims. This book significantly supplements and updates its predecessor, An Attorney’s Guide to ERISA Disability Claims, which was written by Scott Riemer and published by James Publishing in 2014. Like the earlier book, ERISA Disability Claims and Litigation offers extensive information about claims filing and appeals but it greatly expands the earlier volume to include new chapters on:
- Case screening and intake procedures;
- Understanding ERISA disability policies;
- ERISA regulatory requirements;
- Protecting your client’s ongoing benefits; and
- Litigating ERISA disability claims in federal court.
The authors offer valuable insight and tips at each step. The book’s extensive appendix of sample practice forms, templates, and communications makes it easy to apply the authors’ work to your own practice.