ERISA Lawyers for Cases Involving Insurance Companies


There are a relatively small number of insurance companies and self-insured plans that administer the vast majority of ERISA disability benefits claims. Are there common trends or standard practices that we can identify when litigating such claims? Yes and no.

First, different insurance companies and plans certainly have identifiable trends. However, those trends are recurrently changing and there are often differences from circuit to circuit around the country. That is, insurance companies and self-insured disability plans react to the case law and court decisions and trends in the circuits. Thus, an insurance company may settle many cases in the Ninth Circuit, but far fewer in the Eight or Tenth Circuits, where it perceives its chances of winning are greater.

Who We Fight

AetnaAmerican UnitedAnthem
AssuranceBlue CrossCigna
First AllianceGuardianHartford
LibertyLINALincoln Financial
Lloyd's of LondonMatrixMetLife
Mutual of OmahaPrincipalProvident Life & Accident
Reliance StandardReliastarSedgwick
StandardSun LifeUnum