6th Circuit Allows Claimant To Prove Disability Prevented Her From Notifying Insurer

Mealey's (October 7, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — A claimant who was prevented by her disability from filing a claim for disability benefits is entitled to prove that her failure to meet the plan’s notification requirements was caused by her disability, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Oct. 2 in reversing a district court’s ruling (Laura Waskiewicz v. Unicare Life and Health Insurance Co., No. 14-1479, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17309).

(Opinion available. Document #17-151012-010Z.)

Laura Waskiewicz worked for Ford Motor Co. as a product design engineer from...
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