By markscherzer | Published March 1, 2019 | Posted in Long Term Disability Benefits | Comments Off on Lay-Offs, Severance Packages and Long-Term Disability Claims: Compatible or Mutually Exclusive?
By A. Christopher Wieber, Esq. (Law Office of Mark Scherzer) What do you do if you’ve been struggling at work with a disabling medical or psychiatric condition, and your employer targets you for layoff/termination and presents you with a severance package that you must accept or decline within a very short time frame? If you Read MoreRead More
By A. Christopher Wieber, Esq. (Law Office of Mark Scherzer) In December, 2016, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) adopted new, more protective procedural regulations governing the appeals of denied short and long-term disability claims governed by ERISA. The original effective date of January 1, 2018, was delayed and the new disability claim procedures finally Read MoreRead More
Lawyer Mark Scherzer was recently quoted in Crain’s New York Business on CIGNA’s deal to acquire Express Scripts. Mr. Scherzer noted that such acquisitions may benefit insurance consumers and policyholders because when insurance companies acquire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), the PBMs become part of the regulated insurance industry and may themselves become more susceptible to Read MoreRead More
This blog started in December, 2017. Our attorneys’ prior legal blog posts regarding miscellaneous health insurance, life insurance, and long term disability issues can be found at the following links: Mark Scherzer — Link: health and disability law posts. (https://www.lawyers.com/new-york/new-york/mark-p-scherzer-499567-a/blogs/) A. Christopher Wieber — Link: disability law posts. (https://www.lawyers.com/new-york/new-york/christopher-a-wieber-2298580-a/blogs/)Read More