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Sunday, June 20, 2010

MetLife announces that it is getting into the managed disability/health market....Probably not a good sign for employees.

On June 10, 2010, MetLife issued a press release announcing that it is marketing an "integrated" disability and health program to employers. This would be offered as employer group coverage, and of course, it will be covered by ERISA - the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (the Federal law that governs employee benefits).

From my experience with my clients who are receiving Long Term Disability benefits, the more that insurance companies manage disability involves more active claims handling to get people back to work and to avoid paying claims. If more active disability claim management becomes a trend in the insurance industry, we should all expect more denied claims.

You can find the text of MetLife's press release on BusinessWire.

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