2nd Circuit Affirms Denial Of Benefits Based On Plan's Mental Illness Provision

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 7 affirmed a district court's ruling that a disability insurer did not act arbitrarily and capriciously in relying on the American Psychiatric Association's definition of mental illness when determining that bipolar disorder is a mental illness and subject to the plan's 24-month cap on disability benefits for a mental illness (Marry Kim v. The Hartford Life Insurance Co., No. 17-2122, 2nd Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 25389).
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