Understanding ERISA

ERISA or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 was created and amended to protect the rights of private health and pension policyholders and their beneficiaries in the United States.

Under ERISA, companies providing private health plans and pension plans are required to provide policyholders applicable information regarding their coverage, and must act within their policyholders’ best interest. Under a recent amendment to this act, it is now illegal to be denied coverage for preexisting conditions. ERISA also offers more protection against discrimination for vulnerable groups such as new mothers and those with mental illness.

The lawyers of The Hankey Law Office understand that  many people are wrongfully denied their benefits as a result of private health plans violating facets of ERISA. If you are in such a situation, our lawyers may be able to work for you to pursue claims against irresponsible parties. Find out how we may possibly help you today by calling 800-520-3633.