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Enhanced Disability Claim Rules Delayed (article)

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced a 90-day delay for the effective date of implementing enhanced standards for plans that make disability determinations. These rules apply to any ERISA plan that makes a disability determination, including short and long term disability plans and retirement plans if such plan makes a disability determination.  The enhanced claim standards are applicable to claims for disability benefits that are filed after April 1, 2018, rather than January 1, 2018.  

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