DOL Finalizes New Disability Claim Rules for Welfare and Retirement Benefit Plans



Amy Gordon, Michael Graham, Megan Mardy and Susan Nash wrote this bylined article on a Department of Labor Final Rule to adjudicate disability claims under welfare and retirement plans. The authors wrote that the Rule “significantly increases the duties of plan administrators and fiduciaries in reviewing and rendering decisions on disability claims, [so they] must be diligent in performing their claims and appeals decision duties and responsibilities.”