By: Stephen A. Jackson On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its decision for April 1, 2018, as the applicability date for employee benefit plans to comply with a final rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that will give America’s workers new procedural protections when dealing with plan fiduciaries and insurance providers who deny their claims for disability benefits. The new rule ensures, for example, that disability claimants receive a clear explanation of why their claim was denied as well as their rights to appeal a denial of a benefit claim, and to review […]
Chicago Insurance Attorney David Bryant to Speak on Private Pay Options for Long-Term Care at Upcoming Illinois State Bar Association ProgramNov 20, 2017 | Blog | Share
Bryant Legal Group PC announces that Attorney David Bryant has been invited to speak at the Illinois State Bar Association, Elder Law Section Council’s fifth annual boot camp on April 26-27, 2018 in Chicago. Attorney Bryant will discuss private pay options to cover the cost of home health care, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other forms of care in the current long-term care environment. A member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Insurance Law Section, David Bryant is the founding partner of Bryant Legal Group PC – a Chicago-based law firm focused on helping policyholders collect insurance coverage and […]
Holly M. Polglase, 2017-18 American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA TIPS), appointed Jennifer M. Danish to serve as a Member of the ABA TIPS Council General Committee Board Standing Committee for 2017-2018 on June 23, 2017. Holly M. Polglase also appointed Jennifer to serve as Chair to the Health and Disability Insurance Law General Committee on June 27, 2017. These leadership appointments are recognition of her commitment to TIPS and her reputation among 20,000 TIPS members. Jennifer Danish has accepted both appointments and is honored to serve in the coming year.
Russell W. Hartigan, ISBA President-Elect, appointed David A. Bryant to serve as a Member of the ISBA Insurance Law Section Council for 2017-2018 on May 24, 2017. David has accepted the appointment and is honored to serve in the coming year.
Jennifer Danish will be covering The Basics of a Social Security Disability Claim on April 6, 2017 and moderating day two of the conference on April 7, 2017 at American Association for Justice’s Social Security Success! Seminar. Registration still available and open to non-AAJ members.
On November 18, 2015, the Employee Benefits Security Administration published new proposed regulations for ERISA disability claims (RIN 1210-AB39; Regulation 29 C.F.R. §2560.503-1). The Public Comment period runs through January 19, 2016. I prepared and submitted the following comments regarding two of the most significant proposed changes in claims regulations for plans providing disability benefits: Dear Assistant Secretary Borzi: I write to offer comments on the proposed regulations for amending the claims procedure regulations applicable to disability benefit plans. I am interested in the content of these regulations because I am an attorney whose practice is focused on the representation […]
The American Association for Justice‘s Social Security Section has scheduled a fabulous 2 day set of CLE courses “AAJ Social Security Success! Seminar” for March 17-18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark your calendars now to attend this seminar and experience the first rounds of the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day in Vegas! This Seminar is open to AAJ and non-AAJ members. As more information about the agenda and registration are made available, we will post it.
American Conference Institute’s 18th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims will be held January 21-22, 2016 at the Union League in Philadelphia, PA. Jennifer Danish is scheduled to speak on a panel with John J. Myers of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC and William Patton of Lane Powell, PC covering “The Battle Over Discretionary Clauses Continues: An Update on State Discretionary Bans, the Latest Case Law Developments Stemming from These Bans, and Examining the Ultimate Impact of a Discretionary Clause/Ban on a Disability Case”. Brochure and registration information are available at: http://americanconference.com/content/download-content/pdf/marketing/850I16_S.pdf Discounted registration is available until October […]
Bryant Legal Group PC will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday. If you need to reach us, please go ahead and leave a message or send us an email and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
The 2015 Justice Served Awards honor each of these nominees for their commitment to a safer, more just America. Tell us which story moves you the most (see our nominating criteria below), and we’ll enter you into a drawing for a free subscription to Consumer Reports. – See more at: http://letamericaknow.com/view_feature_ysk.php?memberid=22530&orderid=883&issueid=1508#sthash.sUkTDjJq.dpuf Justice Served Awards Nominating Criteria The Justice Served Awards celebrate the stories of injured people and their families who decide to make a difference in protecting the health, safety and legal rights of others. Once a year, we ask our readers to read these remarkable stories and tell us which one […]