Indiana ERISA Lawyer
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, was passed in 1974 with the purpose of protecting those who are covered by private health and pension plans. It established a set of minimum standards by which these entities are expected to abide. This includes presenting plan recipients with information about their coverage, acting in the best interest of recipients, and providing them with certain benefits – including the right to sue for benefits if they have been denied.
If you believe that you have an ERISA claim, then Indiana ERISA lawyer Charles D. Hankey can help you make a claim for compensation. Call us today at (800) 520-3633 to speak with an attorney about your situation.
HIPAA & Other Amendments
ERISA has been revised a number of times since its institution in 1974. One of the largest amendments made to this act was the establishment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This particular change protects employees (and their family members) with preexisting medical conditions against being denied coverage. It also protects beneficiaries against denial of coverage based on any other health-related form of discrimination.
Other amendments have been made in order to better protect certain demographics (that may experience discrimination) that are covered by private health plans. These include mothers and their newborns, women, those suffering from cancer, and those with mental disabilities. Collectively, these amendments serve the purpose of protecting all parties enrolled in private health and pension plans.
The Indiana ERISA lawyers of the Hankey Law Office can help you with your ERISA claim. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to help you handle these complicated matters quickly and effectively. Contact us at (800) 520-3633 to get legal help today.