ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, is a federal law that mandates how companies in private industry manage employee pension plans and group health insurance benefits.
The law provides specifics on:
If you participate in a company pension or group health insurance plan and believe your benefits are being mismanaged or you have been denied benefits, talk with an attorney who handles ERISA cases.
Employer provided pension and insurance plans by their very nature are designed to handle the diverse concerns of a large group of people. Consequently, understanding all the intricacies of the benefit plans and navigating their often convoluted organizations can be overwhelming for an individual.
An attorney experienced in handling ERISA-related claims will know the law and can advise you on how it applies in your case. The lawyer also can ensure that your claims are filed before statutory deadlines expire.