Insurer Abused Discretion, Relied Only Its Own Findings, Minnesota Federal Judge Says

(February 4, 2016, 2:48 PM EST) -- MINNEAPOLIS — A disability insurer abused its discretion in denying a claim for long-term disability (LTD) benefits because the insurer rejected consistent, objective and reliable medical evidence submitted by the claimant’s treating physicians and instead relied only on the opinion of its own independent medical reviewers, a Minneapolis federal judge said Dec. 21 in reversing the insurer’s denial of the claim for benefits (William Jalowiec, Plaintiff, v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, Defendant, No. 14-4332, D. Minn.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170204).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160208-018Z.)...
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