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Discretion Under Fire: ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Face New Challenges to Their Decision-making

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View RecordingSeptember 20, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

* The firm is an accredited provider of CLE in California, New York, Missouri and Texas. We are also accredited providers of HRCI and SHRM.

Employers sponsoring group-medical and other welfare plans may find themselves devoting more resources to ERISA benefits litigation, if the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals throws out long-standing precedent that requires courts to show deference to a claims administrator’s fact-finding process.  A more liberal standard will make benefits claims easier to win in court, which in turn drives up costs both for plan sponsors and plan insurers.  

In this webinar, Joy Napier-Joyce and Charles Seemann will provide first-hand commentary on the en banc hearing in the Ariana M. case, and will explain how employers and plan sponsors can protect themselves from adverse developments in this area of employee-benefits law.

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