On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) stated effective April 1, 2018, employee benefit plans must comply with new requirements for disability benefit claims. The DOL’s final rule strengthened the claims and appeals requirements for plans that provide disability benefits and are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The Final

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On Dec. 22, 2014, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury (Departments) released proposed regulations concerning the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). The proposed regulations would amend the final SBC regulations from February 2012, and would revise the SBC template, instructions guides and uniform glossary. The SBC template

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