Firm Memoranda

SCOTUS: Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., et al.: ERISA Plans May Contractually Set Time Limitations for Bringing Claims

Date: 12/20/13

The Supreme Court of the United States recently held that a plan covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ( “ERISA”) may specify a limitations period on suits seeking judicial review of plan decisions, as well as when such periods begin running. This marks the second instance this Term that the Court has upheld a provision in a contract between two sophisticated parties that defines the terms of judicial review related to the parties’ agreement.

CGR Memo - SCOTUS - ERISA Plans May Contractually Set Time Limitations for Bringing Claims.pdf (pdf | 134.84 KB )