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Robert E. Goodman, Jr., Member, Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC, to Speak at TKG’s New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: For Your Strict Compliance Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 21, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert E. Goodman, Jr., Member, Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: For Your Strict Compliance.” This event is scheduled for June 26, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Robert E. Goodman, Jr.

Mr. Goodman is a lawyer licensed in Texas and Massachusetts, and has practiced law for 36 years, all but two years in Texas in Houston and Dallas. His primary areas of practice are employment law and benefits law, but he also handles other matters for individual clients and occasionally small businesses. He has pursued group and individual disability claims for almost 25 years, as well as severance and retirement claims, under Texas law and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He has aggressively used violations of the governing ERISA claims regulation as a basis for denial, remand and de novo review.

About Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC

Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC is an established Dallas law firm of nine lawyers who practice in various areas of specialty litigation, including employment law, benefits law, employment-related FINRA disputes, consumer fraud, trademark and copyright litigation and other niche practice areas. The firm is dedicated to assisting primarily individuals in such matters, and has a record of success in trials although it maintains a firm resolution-favoring orientation. The firm’s practice in the field of benefit claims has expanded significantly in the last seven years with the addition of Mr. Goodman.

Event Synopsis:

In the latter part of 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published and released a final rule altering the ERISA disability claims procedure. The new rule applies to all ERISA-governed disability benefits claims filed on or after January 1, 2018. The final rule is designed to increase fairness and transparency and is aimed to cut down the number of lawsuit filings.

With the new alterations brought by the new rule, it is expected that new challenges and risks may arise. To avoid potential losses and unwanted costs, employers should ensure that their claim administrators and providers are updated with the latest trends and developments surrounding ERISA Disability Claim Procedures.

In this live Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand all the important issues and key aspects in the New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures. Speakers will also present recent trends and developments and will underscore best compliance practices.

Key topics include:

· New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: An Overview
· Major Provisions of the Final Rule
· Scope and Limitations
· Opportunities and Pitfalls
· Recent Trends and Developments
· Best Compliance Practices

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