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Wilson Elser Partner Edna Kersting to Speak at TKG’s New ERISA Disability Claim Procedures: For Your Strict Compliance Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 26, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Wilson Elser Partner Edna Sybil Kersting 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 Edna Sybil Kersting

Edna Kersting is a partner in Wilson Elser’s Chicago office. She represents life, health and disability plans and their insurers in litigation matters throughout the United States in state and federal courts. She also consults with and represents insurers in matters involving bad faith and punitive damages, ERISA, class actions, and other insurance claims and coverage issues. Edna has published numerous articles on topics of interest in the Life, Health, Disability and ERISA practice area. In addition, she speaks at various insurance industry events. She is one of the vice chairs of the Life Insurance Law Committee of the ABA Tips Section and holds several committee positions in DRI’s Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Committee.

About Wilson Elser

Wilson Elser, a full-service and leading defense litigation law firm (, serves its clients with nearly 800 attorneys in 31 offices in the United States and one in London. Founded in 1978, it ranks among the top 200 law firms identified by The American Lawyer and is included in the top 50 of The National Law Journal's survey of the nation’s largest law firms. Wilson Elser serves a growing, loyal base of clients with innovative thinking and an in-depth understanding of their respective businesses.

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

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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