WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says courts should consider an insurance company's potential conflict of interest when reviewing the denial of an employee's health or disability benefits claim.
The court ruled 6-3 Thursday in the case of an Ohio woman who sued MetLife Inc. over a disability claim. She contended insurance companies have a financial incentive to deny claims and that conflict of interest should weigh heavily in employees' favor when they challenge benefit claims in court.
A federal appeals court ordered Wanda Glenn's benefits reinstated. The Supreme Court upheld that ruling Thursday.