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ERISA Archives

Can I continue to get health benefits under COBRA?

Health care coverage is a hot button issue for New Jersey residents and people across the nation. Protections that are given to workers via the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act are vital for those who are at risk of losing their coverage. COBRA gives a temporary continuation of the plan the person was on if it would otherwise end. Understanding who is eligible for COBRA is essential when there is a chance that benefits will be lost.

What ERISA plan information am I entitled to?

The Employment Retirement Security Act of 1974, alternatively known as ERISA, protects the assets of American workers. For those in New Jersey who are not fully aware of the details of this law, a prior post discussed it. In addition to the basics of ERISA, there is more in-depth information that should be known, such as the plan information and what participants are entitled to. If the information is not given or there are other problems with ERISA, it is imperative to have legal help.

What is ERISA?

In the mid-1970's, the United States government created the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, commonly known as ERISA. The purpose of ERISA is to protect the assets of American workers, including New Jersians, who have put in contributions towards their retirement funds, such as a pension.