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Program Overview

The Department of Labor has just issued significant revisions to the regulation setting minimum requirements for a full and fair review of ERISA welfare benefit claims. These revisions will require significant changes in how claims are administered and litigated. A panel of experienced ERISA practitioners will tell you what you need to know about the new regulations.

Who Should Attend

  • In-house counsel for disability, health and life insurers, and self-funded benefit plans.
  • In-house counsel for third-party administrators.
  • Outside counsel representing plans and insurers interested in staying current in this developing area of ERISA litigation.

What You Will Learn

  • How do the new regulations differ from the current regulations
  • What changes will insurers and other administrators have to make to claim procedures
  • What impact will the new regulations have on ERISA claim litigation


James A. KellerJames A. Keller James A. Keller is Vice-Chair of Saul Ewing LLP’s Litigation Department and a Member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Jim, an ERISA litigator, is lead counsel in ERISA litigation matters filed throughout the East Coast. Jim has particular experience with group benefit plans involving AD&D insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance, and with individual health coverage litigation.

Stephen M. BresslerStephen M. Bressler Stephen M. Bressler is a partner with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. He concentrates in insurance coverage litigation and products liability litigation. He is currently the Chair of the ABA TIPS Health and Disability Insurance Committee. Mr. Bressler and others at the firm served as national counsel for DuPont in over 1600 Teflon® products liability cases. For his work, he received the Gold Eagle Award from DuPont. The award is the highest honor given by DuPont and was only the second time in the company's history that the award had been presented to outside counsel.

Sarah J. DelaneySarah J. Delaney Sarah J. Delaney, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group, is well-versed in a wide range of complex insurance coverage issues, including Life, Health, Disability and ERISA. In addition to representing insurers in a broad range of matters, including complex interpleaders, rescission, fraud and coverage analysis, Sarah is the DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee’s Online Community Chair, the committee’s Vice-Chair of Marketing, and an Executive Editor of a forthcoming DRI 50-state Life Insurance Treatise. She also edits the firm’s The Insurance and Reinsurance Report blog.

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