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Case: Health Care & Benefits/Long-Term Disability Insurance (N.D. Ill.)

Jan. 17, 2023, 9:22 PM

A federal district court in Illinois denied an employee’s motion for partial summary judgment and granted First Unum Life Insurance Company’s motion for summary judgment in this ERISA action challenging the denial of the employee’s long-term disability coverage and waiver of life insurance premiums related to the stroke he suffered at work. According to the court, there is ample support in the record to justify Unum’s determination that the employee was able to meet the demands of his former occupation, so Unum’s decision wasn’t arbitrary and capricious. And the court said that the employee didn’t show he’s entitled to premium ...