Last year, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released final regulations changing the way employers and other administrators handle benefit claims that necessitate a finding of disability (“Final Regulations”). These changes were reported by Maynard Cooper & Gale in “New Disability…

Overview The Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations in December of 2016 (the “Regulations”) that add to the existing requirements for disability benefits claims. The Regulations add procedural steps and participant rights that must be included in a plan’s…