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Ninth Circuit Affirms Dearborn Insurance Company’s Denial of Life Insurance Waiver of Premium Benefits

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dearborn Insurance Company’s Denial of Life Insurance Waiver of Premium Benefits

In Wilcox v. Dearborn Insurance Company; Amgen, Inc. Life Insurance Plan, No. 23-55484, 2024 WL 2130598 (9th Cir. May 13, 2024), an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district…

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District Court Allows Life Insurance Beneficiaries to Allege an Alternative ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Unum

In Morales v. CoAdvantage Corp., No. 6:24-cv-117-JA-DCI, 2024 WL 1678250 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 18, 2024), Florida Middle District Judge John Antoon, II granted in part Defendants’ motions to dismiss finding…

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Fifth Circuit Affirms Denial of Business Travel Accident Insurance Benefits Where Death Occurred During Unauthorized Business Trip

In Krishna v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, No. 23-20289, 2024 WL 1049474 (5th Cir. Mar. 11, 2024), the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of…

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Tenth Circuit Revives ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Claim Against Employer Based on Misleading Email About Continued Life Insurance Coverage

In Watson v. EMC Corp., No. 22-1356, 2024 WL 501610 (10th Cir. Feb. 9, 2024) (Before: Matheson, Kelly, and Eid, Circuit Judges), the Tenth Circuit reversed and remanded the district…

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District Court Finds Insurer Owed No Duty to Inform Plan Participant of Life Insurance Conversion Rights Upon Resignation, But Allowed Claim of Equitable Tolling of Conversion Rights Due to Mental Incapacity

In Estate of Maribeth Presnal v. Dearborn National Life Insurance Company et al., No. 3:23-CV-0290-HAB, 2024 WL 124787 (N.D. Ind. Jan. 11, 2024), Indiana Northern District Chief Judge Holly A.…

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Tenth Circuit Finds Lawsuit Challenging Post-Retirement Life Insurance Premium Increases Preempted by ERISA

In Huff v. BP Corporation North America, Inc. et al., No. 23-5022, 2023 WL 8802698 (10th Cir. Dec. 20, 2023), the Tenth Circuit considered whether a retiree’s state law claims…

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