The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) Benefits
ERISA, or The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, is a little known and often misunderstood section of federal law that actually is of great importance to individuals who receive benefits through their workplace. Some of the specific topics it covers include:
- Health insurance policies
- Long-term disability
- Disability coverage
- Retirement benefits
- Life insurance
Regardless of who supplies these benefits, whether it is through your employer or through a separate insurance company, they will generally fall under ERISA. If you are having difficulty receiving benefits that you are owned by your company or are receiving far less that what you should, then you may have legal options through ERISA. But to successfully make your claim you will most certainly require aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation. Contact Kenton Koszdin Law Office today and speak with a representative about scheduling a consultation.
We have dedicated our entire practice to helping individuals such as yourself secure the benefits they rightfully deserve.
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But don’t delay. As with all benefit claims, especially those concerning ERISA, time is of the essence. ERISA is an extremely complex section of law governing work place benefits. Unfortunately it is also almost entirely governed by the very insurance companies you may be filing against. It gives them incredible oversight and makes the process exceedingly complicated. The sooner you are able to speak with one of our attorneys, the better your chances will be at submitting a successful claim. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
What Legal Options Do I Have?
There are a number of ways in which you could be eligible for benefits under ERISA. More often than not they involve a clear violation of what was initially guaranteed through your employer. Some of the more common ways in which this occurs includes:
- An employer refuses to provide health benefits that were contractually agreed upon.
- An employer deliberate terminates an employee to avoid paying certain benefits.
- An employer chooses to refute an employee’s agreed upon severance package.
- An employee was provided little to no information about their benefits.
- An employee is deliberately misled about their benefits at the time of hiring.
Comprehensive and Competent Counsel
It is important to remember, that ERISA is an extremely sophisticated section of employment law. If you have been denied certain benefits and believe you have a case under ERISA, you must speak with a dedicated benefits attorney at soon as possible. There are a number of rules specific to ERISA that make the process more difficult than your typical benefits claim. Contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office as soon as possible to discuss your case and potential options. Dial (818) 901-9999 and schedule an appointment today.