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The Ugly Truth About ERISA Plans And Contractual Limitations Period

When Does The Meter Run On Your ERISA Disability Claim? In Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, U.S.#12-729(December 16, 2013) the United State Supreme Court found that “absent the controlling statute to the contrary a participant and a plan may agree by contract for particular limitations., even when it starts to run before the cause of action approves, as long as the period is reasonable.”   That is bad news for an ERISA policy holder whose claim has been denied. The Contractual Limitations In An ERISA Disability Plan The Hartford Life and Accident Plan in the Heimeshoff case included a provision that...

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