Insurer’s Termination Of Benefits Was Not Arbitrary And Capricious, Judge Says
(July 21, 2016, 12:40 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A disability insurer’s decision to terminate a claimant’s long-term disability benefits was not arbitrary and capricious because the insurer reasonably concluded that the claimant was not precluded from working in “any occupation,” a Florida federal judge said July 19 (Armando Mercado v. Federal Express Corp., et al., No. 15-21472, S.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93786).
(Opinion available. Document #17-160808-017Z.)
Armando Mercado filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Federal Express Corp. (FedEx) and Aetna Life Insurance...