ACI’s 15th Annual Conference on
Litigating Disability Insurance Claims
The only disability insurance event where plaintiff & defense lawyers and in-house counsel & claims professionals meet to devise practical solutions for today’s most critical issues
Thursday, January 24 to Friday, January 25, 2013
The Carlton Hotel, New York, NY
The nation’s premier conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims returns for its 15th year, led by an unparalleled faculty of in-house industry experts, renowned jurists, cutting edge medical professionals, and renowned plaintiff and defense attorneys.
Today’s weakened economy has brought a sharp increase in the filing of disability insurance claims (long term, short term, individual and ERISA). Mental illness claims are becoming more and more prevalent.
Case law developments have dramatically changed the disability litigation landscape. Metlife v. Glenn has changed the way practitioners are evaluating benefit claims. Where little or no discovery was considered the norm years ago, practitioners are now dealing with the changing scope of discovery. Insurers are often conflicted with their role as a fiduciary and with their interest in driving business in today’s economy. Claimants are often seeking discovery beyond the record including internal policies and communication. Insurers are combating this broad discovery request by requesting the courts grant protective orders on the grounds that the information plaintiffs are seeking are proprietary and confidential. Plaintiff’s attorneys are responding to the opening the Court granted in Metlife and making important decisions in terms of what and how much discovery to request. Often the issue of how to tailor and narrow broad discovery requests becomes the focal point early on in the case.
ACI’s 15th Annual Conference on Litigating Disability Insurance Claims will help you to tailor your practice to the on-going discovery battle, and highlight key strategies to implement to make discovery useful and meaningful to your case.
Furthermore, the implications of Cigna v. Amara are being felt by the industry and could significantly affect the remedy landscape. And with 90% of ERISA cases settled at the summary judgment phase, it is essential for practitioners on both sides to utilize innovative pre-trial strategies including deposition, settlement, venue/choice of law and more. At this conference, a panel of the foremost plaintiff and defense litigators will offer unparalleled tips and advice on how to implement successful strategies during this critical stage in the case.
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 companied already registered to participate: The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Chubb & Son, Cigna, Crawford & Company, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Unum, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, The Hartford, Manulife Financial, RGA Reinsurance Company, Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company and Chartis
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!
Plus, be sure to add value to your attendance by registering for the Post Conference Master Class:
Advanced Master Class on Handling Disability Case from Start to Finish
3:00-5:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2013
Register today to ensure your place by calling 888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 877-927-1563 or registering online at AmericanConference.com/DisabilityInsurance
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Thu, Jan 24, 2013
Fri, Jan 25, 2013
The Carlton Hotel
New York, NY
Accreditation will be sought in those jurisdictions requested by the registrants which have continuing education requirements. This course is identified as nontransitional for the purposes of CLE accreditation.
ACI certifies that the activity has been approved for CLE credit by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board in the amount of 12.5 hours. An additional 2.0 credit hours will apply to workshop participation.
ACI certifies that this activity has been approved for CLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 10.5 hours. An additional 2.0 credit hours will apply to workshop participation.You are required to bring your state bar number to complete the appropriate state forms during the conference. CLE credits are processed in 4-8 weeks after a conference is held.
ACI has a dedicated team which processes requests for state approval. Please note that event accreditation varies by state and ACI will make every effort to process your request.Questions about CLE credits for your state? Visit our online CLE Help Center at www.americanconference.com/CLE