Life Insurance and AD&D Benefit Claims

Yates v. Symetra Life Ins. Co., No. 22-1093, __ F.4th __, 2023 WL 2174840 (8th Cir. Feb. 23, 2023) (Before Circuit Judges Shepherd, Kelly, and Grasz)

The “exhaustion of administrative remedies” doctrine – which requires benefit plan claimants to pursue internal appeals before filing suit – is a staple in ERISA cases. The doctrine

Richmond v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., No. 21-3929, __ F.4th __, 2022 WL 10225155 (8th Cir. Oct. 18, 2022) (Before Circuit Judges Gruender, Shepherd, and Erickson)

Today’s notable decision is yet another in a long-running series of cases involving Life Insurance Company of North America and its ERISA-governed accidental death insurance policies.