Compliance Bulletin: DOL Delays New Rules for Disability Benefit Claims

In December 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule to strengthen the claims and appeals requirements for plans that provide disability benefits and are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The final rule was scheduled to apply to claims that are filed on or after January 1, 2018. However, on November 24, 2017, the DOL delayed the final rule for 90 days, until April 1, 2018.
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