ERISA Lawyer in Montana
Serving Billings and All of Montana
Were your employee benefit claims denied? If so, then you need to hire
my firm to represent you in seeking assistance and challenging the United
States Department of Labor. Oftentimes, people don't realize that
if their short term or long term disability payments, health benefits,
or life insurance are provided through their employer, all disputes are
subject to ERISA.
This means that all of these benefits are dealt with on the federal level,
not the state level. This can make ERISA debates highly complicated. It
is highly recommended that you hire a knowledgeable and skilled attorney
to represent you in your case if you are facing an ERISA situation.
What is ERISA?
According to the United States Department of Labor, ERISA stands for the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. This act protects the assets of millions of Americans. According
to ERISA, funds must be placed in retirement plans will be that will available
for use when the worker retires. ERISA sets minimum standards for pension
plans in private industry. Essentially, ERISA requires plans to provide
participants with information about their retirement funds and the features
of the plans. The plan must furnish some information regularly and automatically.
Also, ERISA sets minimum standards for participation, vesting, and benefit
accrual or funding. The laws define how long a person must work before
he or she can participate in the plan and accumulate benefits or how long
it is until those benefits are non-forfeitable. ERISA also mandates the
conduct of any plan fiduciaries, and gives participants the right to sue
if they are not given the benefits that they deserve or believe they are
the victim of a breach of fiduciary duty.
About ERISA Claims
The Supreme Court has declared that ERISA covers all employment-based benefits
including health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance.
The intent of ERISA is to provide employees with protections from employers.
Unfortunately, ERISA can often have the opposite effect, making it difficult
for people to follow the steps to acquire benefits that their insurance
policies promise. I can make sure that you are not slighted in any way
and that you are not stripped of your rights regarding employment-based benefits.
Billings Attorney Handling ERISA Claims in Federal Courts
Most ERISA claims are dealt with in federal courts. Many lawyers are unfamiliar
with the federal court environment, and as a result they may shy away
from cases of this nature. This is not the case at my firm. I am confident
in my ability to represent you in your ERISA case, whether you are working
through an appeals process or need to pursue your claim in court. Call
my firm today to learn more. I want to help you straighten out your difficulties
and get the assistance that you need in your case. Don't hesitate
to contact my firm today if you want more information!