Woman challenges Life Insurance Co. of North America's termination of disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Dec 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A former Ocwen Financial Corp. employee claims that her short-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Jennifer M. Novick filed a complaint on Dec. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Life Insurance Co. of North America alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff became disabled, applied for short-term benefits from the defendant in May 2016 and was approved. The suit states the benefits were terminated from June 15 to Aug. 1, 2016, and the plaintiff appealed the decision with no results.

The plaintiff holds Life Insurance Co. of North America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly and adequately investigated the merits of her claim.

The plaintiff seeks payment of short-term disability benefits in the amount of $9,275.48, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Paul H. Young of Young, Marr & Associates LLC in Bensalem.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-05498-JHS

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