1st Circuit Rules on Own Occupation Definition Under LTD Plan

John GarnerCompliance, Resources

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has found that a district court made an error in granting summary judgment to Aetna regarding the cancellation of a long-term disability (LTD) policy in which the benefit recipient was unable to perform his “own occupation” as defined in the plan document.

The case: McDonough v. Aetna Life Insurance Company

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