ACI's 18th National Advanced Forum on

Litigating Disability Insurance Claims

Thursday, January 21 to Friday, January 22, 2016
The Union League, Philadelphia, PA

The nation’s premier conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims returns for its 18th year, led by an unparalleled faculty of in-house industry experts, renowned jurists, cutting edge medical professionals, and renowned plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Along with the greater volume of long term, short term, individual and ERISA claims being seen by the industry, claimants, insurers and their counsel have been faced with additional challenges in responding to the rise in mental illness and other subjective, “non-visible” claims; adapting to the recent case law developments following MetLife v. Glenn, Cigna v. Amara and US Airways v. McCutchen which have shifted the scope of discovery and equitable remedies in disability claims; navigating the varying standards regarding the enforceability of discretionary clauses; determining the scope of the administrative record and conflict of interest discovery; and properly utilizing social media and other modern technology in conducting disability claim investigations – just to name a few.

ACI’s 18th National Advanced Forum on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims will help you to tailor your practice to the on-going discovery battle, and highlight key strategies to making discovery useful and meaningful to your case in the face of both an “arbitrary & capricious” and “de novo” standard of review. Attendees will hear the latest on how other industry professionals are navigating the shifting remedies landscape in disability claims, and will be provided with the latest practical solutions and tips for handling these claims in various stages including pre-litigation, mediation and administrative review.

In total, this is the event you’ve come to rely on as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet with colleagues – and opponents – to assess your best move – and anticipate what the other side is thinking. The faculty features renowned judges, leading plaintiff and defense attorneys, medical experts, claims professionals, disability consultants, vocational experts, independent medical examiners, risk managers, reinsurers, carriers and insurers. Here’s a small sampling of companies already registered to participate: Prudential Financial, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, The Hartford, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Cigna Legal, The Standard, Disability Reinsurance Management Services, Inc., Claims Bureau USA, Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company, Manulife Financial, and more.

This conference is your “one-stop” venue for the latest and most innovative material on today’s most pressing and contentious disability law issues, including how to wade through the complexities of filing a claim, how to recover benefits when faced with mounting obstacles, how to hone and sharpen the skills needed to protect your client’s interests, and how to successfully forge a defense against weak claims and overbroad discovery requests. Get all the practical tips, strategies and solutions needed for every stage of the claims process!