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District Court Finds ERISA Insurer Properly Stopped Life Insurance Premium Waiver Because Claimant Was No Longer Disabled

District Court Finds ERISA Insurer Properly Stopped Life Insurance Premium Waiver Because Claimant Was No Longer Disabled

In Wilcox v. Dearborn Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 2:21-CV-04605-JLS/JCX, 2023 WL 424256 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 26, 2023), District Judge Josephine L. Staton granted Dearborn Life Insurance Company’s (“Dearborn”)…

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Third Circuit Finds ERISA Waiver of Premium Claim “Deemed” Exhausted and Affirms Award of Life Insurance Benefits

In Rizzo v. First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 20-1144, 2022 WL 17729430 (3d Cir. Dec. 16, 2022), a dispute over a waiver of premium (“WOP”) claim…

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First Circuit Revives Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim for Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage

Shields v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., No. 21-1290, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 4864522 (1st Cir. Oct. 4, 2022) involves a matter of first impression in the First Circuit Court of…

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First Circuit Construes Life Insurance Policy Ambiguities Against Reliance Standard and Affirms Over $1.1 Million Award to Widow

In Ministeri v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 21-1651, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 2914068 (1st Cir. July 25, 2022), following its sister circuits, the First Circuit Court of Appeals just…

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Fourth Circuit Revives Retirees Claim of Vested Retiree Life Insurance Coverage

In Bellon v. PPG Emp. Life & Other Benefits Plan, No. 21-1812, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 2760764 (4th Cir. July 15, 2022), a putative class action brought by retirees of PPG Industries…

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In Matter of First Impression, Eleventh Circuit Holds ERISA Beneficiary Can Recover Monetary Benefits Lost Due to a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

In Gimeno v. NCHMD, Inc., NCH Healthcare System, Inc., No. 21-11833, __F.4th__, 2022 WL 2309436 (11th Cir. June 28, 2022), a matter of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit considered whether Section…

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