If you have health, retirement, or other insurance benefits through your employer, chances are you are affected by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), even if you do not realize it. This federal law regulates many types of benefits provided by employers to ensure the benefits are offered fairly among all eligible employees and to protect the financial well-being of employees in regard to benefits.
When an employer or an employer-based benefit fails to comply with ERISA in some way, employees have the right to take legal action to right the wrong. ERISA cases are different from other types of health insurance claims or disputes involving benefits not regulated by ERISA. The law sets out specific procedures and requirements for a valid claim. For this reason, it is imperative to seek assistance from an attorney who has specific experience handling ERISA cases.
Many ERISA cases involve bringing a claim against an employer or insurer for ERISA violations. ERISA litigation claims are brought under § 502 of the law and can involve a wide variety of allegations, including the following:
Litigation can be costly and time-consuming and, even if you do receive the benefits you need, they will likely be delayed if you take your claim to court. While our ERISA attorneys are absolutely willing to litigate any type of ERISA case if needed to get you the benefits you deserve, we also seek out alternative ways to resolve your dispute without going through the entire litigation process. We can help you with administrative appeals, mediation, and other dispute resolution techniques that can help with a favorable resolution for you. We seek unique solutions so that you can receive your benefits as soon as possible.
ERISA claims can arise for many reasons though all have one thing in common–they can be very complex. However, mishandling of an ERISA case can cost you valuable benefits or retirement funds that you need and deserve. If you believe that your employer may have violated your rights under the law, please do not hesitate to call a skilled ERISA attorney at the law firm of Roberts Disability Law. We have helped many people in your situation, so please call at 312-635-1600 today.
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