On September 26, a U.S. magistrate judge in Ohio found that a plan administrator had engaged in an arbitrary and capricious decision-making process when it denied a Honda account representative’s short-term disability claim.
On August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit issued an opinion that found the short-term disability insurance company defendant had acted arbitrarily and capriciously in denying the plaintiff’s claim for a full 26 weeks of benefits. The court also said that some of the insurer’s findings were not supported by substantial evidence.
At our law firm, we help disabled people with applications, appeals and lawsuits concerning short- and long-term disability insurance claims. Short-term disability insurance, sometimes referred to as STD, provides payments to an employee who finds him or herself unable to work because of a medical condition, disease or injury.