statute of limitations

On Monday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a reasonable deadline for filing a lawsuit for benefits was enforceable.  (Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.) The decision is important because it confirms that the clock may start before a claim is filed under the plan’s mandatory administrative process.  Plan sponsors who have not already done so should review the limitations periods under their plans and consider revising or stating more clearly when the limitations clock starts.
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