Technical Bulletin – 2017 Issue 1 - DOL Finalizes Claims and Appeals Rules for Disability Benefits

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In late 2016, the DOL issued final rules updating existing ERISA claims and appeals procedures for employee benefit plans providing disability benefits. Under DOL regulations, disability benefits include any benefit where the claims adjudicator must make a determination of disability in order to decide a claim. The final rules apply to all claims for disability benefits filed on or after January 18, 2018.