What is ERISA
You may be wondering; what is ERISA? When you get your benefits through a private employer, the federal ERISA law probably regulates the benefits plan.
The Complexity of ERISA Law
The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) protects employees’ rights to benefits offered through their employer. This includes retirement plans, pension plans, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance and other employer-sponsored benefits. Under the law, employers have fiduciary duties, particularly in relation to retirement and pension plans. If benefits are not provided, or there is some other breach of fiduciary duty, the employee has the right to sue under ERISA.
ERISA Benefit Claim
If you possibly have an ERISA benefit claim, get help now! Don’t Wait! The law is so complex that many attorneys have trouble determining what is covered by ERISA. The deadlines and complicated claim procedures surrounding ERISA law can feel like a minefield. Call to schedule a free confidential consultation. All conversations are confidential, even over the phone.
Why You Want an Experienced ERISA Attorney
Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974 to protect pensions and other employee benefits provided by private employers. Over the years, however, ERISA has become a legal minefield full of traps for the unwary. This is why many lawyers refer ERISA claims to me. ERISA is a federal law. If your claim cannot be settled without suing the insurance company, you need to consult with someone who has experience with the special procedures and deadlines associated with ERISA and the federal court system.
Following ERISA Procedures
ERISA plans have obscure procedural requirements that you must follow to protect your rights. Get the counsel you need!
Choose an Experienced ERISA Lawyer
Choose a lawyer that knows both the federal court system and ERISA law. After more than 20 years of practicing law in Michigan (including complex ERISA cases in federal court) I am at the top of my profession.