Monthly Archives: February 2022

Your ERISA Watch – Fifth Circuit Rules That Insurer Gets a “Second Bite at the Apple” After Making Faulty Coverage Determination


Newsom v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., No. 20-10994, __ F.4th __, 2022 WL 500403 (5th Cir. Feb. 18, 2022) (Before Circuit Judges Higginbotham, Stewart, and Wilson). When an ERISA administrator denies a benefit claim because the claimant is not an eligible plan participant, what happens when a court later rules that this decision was […]

Tip of the Week

Love and Legacy: Are Children’s Affections Related to Parents’ Bequest Intentions? A study by Matt Sommer, PhD, CFA, CFP,  and HanNa Lim, PhD, CFP, investigated whether positive and negative affection shown by children towards their parents was associated with their parents’ bequest intentions. In a final sample of 1,534 adults aged 50 and older, a […]

Your ERISA Watch – Year of the Tiger Off to a Roar With a Favorable Decision for Cancer Patients


Prolow v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 20-80545-CIV-MARRA, 2022 WL 263165 (S.D. Fla. Jan. 27, 2022) (Judge Kenneth A. Marra). This week’s notable decision represents a significant victory – one of the first of its kind – in emerging litigation challenging denials of coverage for Proton Bean Radiation Therapy for cancer patients. Tim Rozelle of […]

5 Ways to Help You Attain Better Work Life Balance

Anne Bachrach, The Accountability Coach Life is in continual motion. There seems to be a blur between life and work and that is especially true for an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs, it seems, have a harder time separating work and life and home; they feel they need to be always available and always in “client search […]