'Some' work = 'any' work under LTD policy

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Kentucky employers) recently upheld a trial court's decision that an employee didn't meet the definition of "disabled" under the employer's benefit plan. Under the plan, long- term disability (LTD) benefits were triggered if the employee was unable to do "any" work. The employee in question could perform part-time work. The court held that "some" work constituted "any" work, which rendered the employee ineligible for LTD benefits. Read More...