Subscribe (Free) to
Daily or Weekly Newsletters
Post a Job

Featured Jobs

Plan Compliance Analyst (Administrator)


RPA logo

Education Consultant

(Remote / Putnam Valley NY)

Pentegra logo

Retirement Plan Analyst/Administrator

Compensation Strategies Group, Ltd.
(Remote / Beaumont TX)

Compensation Strategies Group, Ltd. logo

View More Employee Benefits Jobs

Free Newsletters

“BenefitsLink continues to be the most valuable resource we have at the firm.”

-- An attorney subscriber

Mobile App image LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon

<< Previous news item   |   Next news item >>

Fifth Circuit: Terms of SPD Trumped Employer's Errors
The Wagner Law GroupLink to more items from this source
Nov. 11, 2021

"The spouse contended that the plan misrepresented the status of her husband's supplemental life insurance coverage with its statements and by continuing to deduct premiums from his paycheck.... The Court ruled that their reliance was not reasonable.... The Court then said the insurer's Summary of Benefits, provided by the insurer to the employee, is the governing document. It states, 'in no uncertain terms', that '[e]vidence of insurability is required for any amount of life insurance.' Therefore, the employee was on notice that 'coverage was contingent on the insurer's approval of the Evidence of Insurability form for supplemental life insurance.' " [Talasek v. National Oilwell Varco, L.P., No. 20-20069 (5th Cir. Oct. 19, 2021)]

Please click here to report this link if it is broken (for example, if you see a "404 File Not Found" error message after you click on the link above).
An important word about authorship: BenefitsLink® is providing a hypertext link to the item shown above, but is not the author of the item (unless otherwise specified).
© 2022, Inc.