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Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin's Life, Health and Disability Practice Group is dedicated to the representation of insurers and employers in the complex and sharply defined field of life and health litigation.

Our group's attorneys are knowledgeable in the complex field of ERISA litigation, including issues of preemption and removal of state court actions in general, scope and standard of review, effect of different plan wordings and, in particular, recent developments regarding structural conflicts in plan administration, attorney fee awards and scope of the administrative record.

The group also coordinates with the firm's Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Practice Group for its handling of complex life insurance disputes. The group represents the industry, both with respect to the handling of these claims and in the errors and omissions market for claims against program providers alleging mishandling of claims. The group also draws from the experience of the firm's Securities and Investments Professional Liability Practice Group with respect to the defense of life, health and disability brokers and agents in errors and omissions claims.

The Life, Health and Disability Group's chair, Eric Fitzgerald, Esquire, devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of insurers and self-insureds with respect to insurance coverage disputes. Eric is a National Governor in the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society. He is also matriculated with the American College for attainment of his Casualty Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. Please feel free to contact Eric with any questions or if you would like a presentation on cutting edge developments in the life, health and disability field for your claims staff.

The Life, Health and Disability Practice Group of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin serves clients in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale and communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and New York.


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House Bill 373 Enacted to Control the Level of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums by Making Significant Changes in the Medical Reimbursements Allowable Under the Healthcare Payment System
Paul V. Tatlow, August 06, 2014
This Act makes substantial changes to Titles 18 and 19 of the Delaware Code designed to control the level of workers’ compensation premiums in Delaware. The most significant changes are: (a) a 33% reduction in medical costs to the workers’ compensation system, phased in over a period of...

Courts Differ on Healthcare Reform
Mark L. Mattioli, July 26, 2014
Yesterday, two separate courts of appeals rendered contrary decisions on whether the subsidy provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) applies in states that have opted not to run their own insurance exchanges. Cur­rently, only 14 states have established their own exchanges, while 36 states,...