Insurer Properly Denied Request For Additional LTD Benefits, Judge Says
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A disability insurer did not act arbitrarily and capriciously in denying a claim for additional long-term disability (LTD) benefits after the claimant exhausted the plan's 24-month maximum benefit period because the insurer reasonably found that the claimant did not provide objective evidence to support a continuing disability, a Pennsylvania federal judge said Aug. 15 (Brendan Roden-Reynolds v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-0897, M.D. Pa., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137752).