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Dept. of Labor Proposed Delays on New Disability Benefit Plan Regulations

On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its proposal to delay the effective date of new claims procedure regulations that were passed in 2016 for group disability benefit plans offered through employers.  These plans are governed by federal employee benefits law ERISA – the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.  Even though the […]

Social Security Proposes New Regulations for How It Will Evaluate Mental Disabilities

Social Security is proposing to change the way it evaluates mental disabilities. In proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2010, the Social Security Administration stated that it intends to change its process for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits by amending its Listing of Impairments as they apply to mental disorders […]

UNUM Group to Pay $5.55 Million in Fines Over Hidden Fees

Fran Lysiak of Zibb.com reported that “Disability insurer Unum Group has agreed to pay $5.55 million in fines and penalties to the federal government for failing to disclose hidden fees it paid to a broker, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California said. The fees were required to be reported as called […]


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