Disability Claim Regulations Take Effect April 1, 2018
March 23, 2018
The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently confirmed that final disability claims procedures regulations originally issued December 19, 2016 will take effect April 1, 2018.
The rules will apply to disability related claims filed on or after that date. These regulations impose standards similar to what already applies for health plan claims rules (developed under the ACA) to any ERISA benefit determinations based on a participant’s disability status. As such, they have potentially broad application to various ERISA plans.
This Compliance Alert focuses on employer sponsored disability plans.