6th Circuit: Plan Properly Denied Widow's Benefits Based On Length Of Marriage

6th Circuit: Plan Properly Denied Widow's Benefits Based On Length Of Marriage

CINCINNATI - A pension plan administrator did not act arbitrarily or capriciously in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by concluding that a widow did not qualify for widow's benefits because she had not been married to the plan participant for one year before his death, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed May 22 in an unpublished opinion (Mary Kern v. Chrysler UAW Pension, No. 12-2049, 6th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 10596).

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