H. R. 4055
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 12, 2017
Mr. Kildee introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information when denying claims for traumatic injury protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance.
This Act may be cited as the
Transparency For Wounded Warriors Act.
Denial of claims for traumatic injury protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance
Section 1980A of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
If a claim by a member under this section is denied, the Secretary shall furnish to the member, at the same time as the member is informed of such denial, a detailed legal analysis for the reason of the denial and all of the information the Secretary relied on in making that decision. Any information not provided, or reasoning not articulated, in the such analysis may not be used by the Secretary to justify a further denial on appeal.