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Understanding & Navigating ERISA Long Term Disability Policies

1h 3m

Created on July 19, 2021





This course, taught by Jennifer L. Hess, an attorney and lecturer on long term disability law topics, will discuss how to understand and navigate group long term disability policies subject to ERISA. The course will cover the critical terms found in every long-term disability policy and provide valuable practice tips. The program also will review the basic protections and rights that ERISA provides to long term disability claimants. A basic understanding of these protections and rights is necessary to successfully assist any ERISA long term disability claimant. 

This course will benefit attorneys confronting long-term disability claim inquiries or handling these claims. The course will familiarize attorneys with the most common policy terms they need to know, provide valuable tips to identify viable claims, and instruct how to maximize clients' fixed disability income under the policy.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Provide a foundational understanding of ERISA long term disability law

  2. Identify the most critical policy terms governing ERISA long term disability claims 

  3. Examine the terms and predict how the insurer will apply them to your client's claim

  4. Discuss how to proactively maximize your client's disability income under the policy and avoid insurer misapplication of policy terms

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