Claimant Treated For Same Condition 3 Months Before Joining Plan, Judge Says

(July 8, 2016, 11:02 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A disability insurer’s denial of long-term disability benefits based on a plan’s pre-existing conditions provision was reasonable because the evidence shows that the claimant was treated for the same condition in the three months before becoming a participant in the plan, a California federal judge said June 28 (Oluwaremilekun Fagbemi Abubakar v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, et al., No. 15-1517, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83982).

(Opinion available. Document #17-160711-022Z.)

Oluwaremilekun Fagbemi Abubakar began working as a full-time test architect at Infosys...
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