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ERISA and Employment Musings

“ERISA is not, however, all sunshine and lollipops.”
-Baker, James P. and Garcia-Yow, Emily L. “The Nuts and Bolts of Severance Plans under ERISA,” BENEFITS LAW JOURNAL, VOL. 28, NO. 2,, P.4 (SUMMER 2015)

Celebrating 5 years and 500 clients!

Posted by Nancy B. Pridgen | Apr 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pridgen Bassett Law is thrilled to be celebrating its 5th year and 500th client-matter this month.  PBL (and through its immediate past iteration, Pridgen Law Group) has been privileged to service the ERISA litigation and employee benefit dispute needs of many clients here in Georgia and around t...

Eleventh Circuit finds Denial of Disability Benefits to be Arbitrary and Capricious

Posted by Marissa A. Hornsby | Jul 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sisung v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am., 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 15028 (11th Cir. June 1, 2022) Review of benefit denials under an arbitrary and capricious standard often presents a significant hurdle to claimants. In Sisung, however, the Eleventh Circuit found Unum’s denial of disability benefits to be unreasonable, a significant victory for a disabled individual.

The Plan Strikes Out

Posted by Adian R. Miller | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

A recent decision from the Fourth Circuit indicates that, even under an abuse of discretion standard, one flawed medical report can taint the entire “deliberate, principled reasoning process” that is required under ERISA.  Further, a claimant cannot be required to exhaust conservative treatment options before undergoing surgery if that is not an explicit term in the applicable plan. Finally, a plan that continuously errs in its decision-making process may be denied remand, even where there is no evidence of bad faith.  In short, three strikes and you’re out.

Listen to episodes of "ProfitSense with Bill McDermott" and Anthony Chen's “Family Business Radio” featuring Nancy Pridgen

Posted by Nancy B. Pridgen | Feb 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nancy Pridgen has been honored to appear on “Family Business Radio with Anthony Chen.”  Click on the link below to hear the conversation with Nancy about how and why Pridgen Bassett Law loves serving our clients with their benefits disputes and employment law needs. Click Below to listen to Epis...

The No Surprises Act

Posted by Nancy B. Pridgen | Nov 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Overview: On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act (“NSA”) will take effect.  The NSA was signed into U.S. law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  The provisions in the NSA will boost patient protections by limiting patient r...

COBRA Continuation Coverage

Posted by Nancy B. Pridgen | Nov 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

COBRA continuation coverage can help you and your family maintain health insurance coverage if your employment situation changes. COBRA allows you to extend your coverage under your employer-provided group health plan even if your employment is ended or your hours a...

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