Employers and unions routinely negotiate a range of insured benefits for employees, from coverage for prescription medications and paramedical services to disability and life insurance. Appealing denials of claims for these benefits can, however, be anything but routine. It is not always apparent whether arbitration or the court system is the appropriate forum for redress, and employers sometimes find themselves liable to pay benefits they thought they had contracted with an insurance company to provide.
In this session, experts will provide guidance on determining the appropriate forum for resolving disputes regarding insured benefits. They will discuss potential employer liability for discriminatory or inadequate benefit policies, as well as for bad faith or negligent conduct.