Plan Ordered To Make Claim Decision Under ‘Any Occupation’ Standard
(February 3, 2016, 2:05 PM EST) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Because a decision was never made regarding a disability claimant’s eligibility for benefits under a plan’s “any occupation” standard, a California federal judge on Feb. 1 remanded the claimant’s suit to the plan administrator and stayed the suit until the plan makes a decision under the “any occupation” standard (Vlasia Hantakas v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., No. 14-235, E.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11770).
(Opinion available. Document #17-160208-012Z.)
Vlasia Hantakas filed suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in the U.S....