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2/23/2006: Two Disability Benefit Denials Affirmed (Blogging Employee Benefits)
Excerpt: The 7th and 8th Circuits have affirmed district court decisions on disability benefit denials under the abuse of discretion standard. In Groves, the 8th Circuit found it reasonable for the insurer to reject the opinion of the individual's treating physician. In Rud, the 7th Circuit rejected the individual's contention that the insurer's denial of benefits had been adversely influenced by conflict of interest.
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