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Improving your chances of a victorious ERISA appeal

The news stunned you. Your employer’s insurance company denied your application for long-term disability benefits. You counted on those payments to help you through this medical condition, allowing you to pay your medical bills and support your family. Now, you must...

What are common ERISA violations?

Many people suffer from a disability or illness that impairs their ability to work. Some of them can take advantage of long-term disability benefits offered by their employer. However, just because a company provides these benefits doesn’t mean the insurance company...

Former NFL player wins ERISA case

Michael Cloud played in the NFL from 1999 to 2006, including one with the 2004 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. While that win is undoubtedly a career highlight, Cloud adds another life-changing win to his resume. This one involves a federal judge in Texas...

5 mistakes that jeopardize ERISA disability claims

Long-term illnesses and injuries create tremendous physical and mental anguish for millions of American workers. Financial harm can also result when a person cannot work due to a health condition beyond their control. Many rely on long-term disability to relieve some...

Public Employees And ERISA

ERISA – the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 – regulates most employee group benefits.  But there are exceptions.  The biggest exception is that public employer plans are not subject to ERISA.  So, if you are a public employee, your group benefit plan...