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NEW RULE GIVES WORKERS SEEKING BENEFITS UNDER ERISA-COVERED DISABILITY PLANS GREATER PROTECTION - II

Last week, our blog discussed how the Department of Labor, the agency tasked with enforcing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, recently published a final rule that will introduce new provisions designed to enhance the procedural protections and consumer safeguards offered under Section 503 of this landmark law.

New rule gives workers seeking benefits under ERISA-covered disability plans greater protection

Private-sector employees who submit claims for benefits under their workplace disability insurance plan can derive much-needed comfort from the fact that they are covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 -- or ERISA -- the groundbreaking federal law that essentially safeguards disability benefits and establishes standards for plan administrators.