“The DOL’s revised ERISA disability claims procedures regulations will be taking effect [this] month, and plan sponsors should take a hard look at plan processes over the next few weeks to ensure compliance. The new requirements apply to disability benefit claims filed after April 1, 2018, after a 90-day delay postponed the effective date from January 1, 2018. The revised regulations combine detailed participant notice requirements with a new strict compliance standard for disability benefit claims, increasing both expectations for plan procedures and litigation exposure for plans that don’t meet those expectations.” Stinson Leonard Street