Disability Blog & Cases:
Disability benefits lawsuit against Fortis Benefits Insurance Company dismissed by West Virginia Federal Court

Failing to comply with administrative requirements in a timely manner as specified by Fortis Benefits Insurance Company resulted in Elizabeth A. Bailey being denied benefits from her deceased husband’s short-term disability benefits, long-term disability benefits and life insurance policies. Having neglected to follow proper ERISA procedures in pursuing long-term disability and life insurance benefits from Fortis Benefits Insurance Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Assurant) as specified in Fortis’s policy requirements, Elizabeth Bailey forfeited her opportunity to present her case to a federal court when her complaint was dismissed by the Court’s ruling on two motions for summary judgment filed by Fortis’s disability defense attorneys.

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