ERISA Benefits Claims After MetLife v. Glenn
Evaluating Potential Structural Conflicts of Interest and Minimizing Their Impact on Litigation Outcomes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE seminar will discuss individual benefits claims litigation post-Glenn, the legal issues regarding structural conflicts, the scope of discovery into the underlying conflict, and provide best practices for counsel to employers and insurers to minimize the impact of conflicts on the litigation outcome.
- Impact of MetLife v. Glenn on structural conflicts of interest
- Glenn’s “factor test”
- Courts of appeals application of Glenn
- Impact of MetLife v. Glenn on scope of discovery available to claimants
- Scope of discovery post-Glenn
- Courts of appeals cases post-Glenn
- Impact of Glenn on cost of litigation
- Best practices to minimize the impact of conflicts on the litigation outcome
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How have courts applied Glenn with respect to conflict of interest?
- How should discovery be conducted to flesh out the conflict of interest issues identified in Glenn?
- Can funding benefits through a trust be an effective way to distance benefits determinations from the conflict of interest analysis?
- What is the impact of Glenn on the cost of benefits-denial litigation?
Daly D. E. Temchine
Epstein Becker Green
He provides representation, advice and counseling to clients in the healthcare industry and is recognized as one of the... | Read More
He provides representation, advice and counseling to clients in the healthcare industry and is recognized as one of the country's leading attorneys with regard to ERISA preemption matters. He represents managed care entities, ERISA plans and plan sponsors, plan administrators, insurers, hospitals, vertically integrated provider groups, and physician groups and associations.Close
J. Timothy McDonald
Rogers & Hardin
His practice primarily focuses on litigation and counseling regarding employment law and employee benefit issues. He... | Read More
His practice primarily focuses on litigation and counseling regarding employment law and employee benefit issues. He advises employers on employment practices and benefit issues and represents fiduciaries, benefit plans and employers in employee benefits litigation. Those representations include individual and class action cases in federal courts throughout the country as well as state courts.Close
Richard N. Bien
Lathrop & Gage
His practice involves defense of class action and claims for self-insured or partially insured entities, financial... | Read More
His practice involves defense of class action and claims for self-insured or partially insured entities, financial services companies, life, health and disability insurance defense, and ERISA. He was Lead Counsel in the leading case on preemption of state penalty statutes and has handled over 300 matters defending claims handling activities by insurers, plan administrators and other ERISA fiduciaries.Close