Tag Archives: Short-Term Disability

DOL’s Proposed Amendments to the Claims Procedure For Plans Providing Disability Benefits

Recently, the DOL released proposed amendments to the current procedural rules for employees claiming disability benefits under an ERISA plan. The proposed rules enhance existing procedures, mirror the procedural protections for claimants contained in the PHS 2719 Final Rule, and […]

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FMLA Requirements Still Apply When STD Is Involved

When an employee’s request for a medical leave may qualify for both unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and compensation under an employer’s Short Term Disability (“STD”) plan or policy, it can be tempting to allow […]

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COBRA and STD/FMLA – The Appeal

As we near the first anniversary of BenefitsBryanCave.com, it is a good time to reflect on the past, such as one of our first posts on the importance of clear eligibility terms in a self-funded health plan.  This is a […]

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COBRA and STD/FMLA

In Clarcor, Inc. v. Madison Nat’l Life Ins Co. (M.D. Tenn. 2011), the District court for the Middle District of Tennessee upheld a denial of stop-loss coverage by Madison National Life for expenses incurred by an employee who was put […]

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