Disability Administrator Abused Discretion In Denying LTD Claim, Panel Says

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 19 remanded a long-term disability (LTD) benefits claim to the plan administrator after determining that the plan administrator abused its discretion in denying benefits based on the one-week waiting period required by the plan (Michael Alves v. Hewlett-Packard Comprehensive Welfare Benefits Plan, et al., No. 18-55819, 9th Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 34362).
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