On June 19, 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States finally issued their opinion in the case of Wanda Glen v. Met Life. In a 6 to 3 decision announced Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled that benefit denials by such companies must be examined with caution when circumstances suggest a high likelihood that financial considerations affected a benefits decision. While Ms. Glenn won her case and Met Life was ordered to pay long-term disability benefits, the Supreme Court did not make any significant findings that will change the way that Federal courts must interpret disability benefit denials.  The Supreme Court had an opportunity to modify the standard of review to "de novo" (complete review)  in all conflict of interest disability claim denials, however they did nothing to give employees a better chance of securing disability benefits that have been denied.

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