Termination Of LTD Benefits Supported By Substantial Evidence, Panel Determines

ST. LOUIS - A disability insurer did not abuse its discretion in terminating a claimant's long-term disability benefits because the insurer's termination was supported by substantial evidence that the claimant may have been attempting to appear more cognitively impaired than he actually was during the medical examinations ordered by the insurer, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Feb. 25 (John Johnston v. Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 17-3415, 8th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 5407).
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