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A lawyer can help with ERISA

When a New Jersey resident is disabled and is seeking to exercise their right to ERISA or when trying to get long-term disability benefits from a private insurer, one of the key factors is to show the necessary medical evidence and documentation to prove that the benefits are warranted. Many people are denied benefits simply because they did not have the medical evidence and documentation required or they did not present it in a way that the company deems satisfactory. This is where the importance of having strong legal assistance becomes more pronounced.

What are fiduciary responsibilities with ERISA?

The Employment Retirement Security Act (ERISA) is a government program to protect American workers' assets that are placed in a retirement fund. New Jersey residents who take part in ERISA should be aware of exactly what ERISA is and what it does. Once the actual function of ERISA is understood, certain subsets of the plan should also be considered. One is the responsibility on the part of fiduciaries whose role it is to oversee the plan. This can be of specific importance if the ERISA contribution is for disability protection. If the assets are not shielded from fiduciary misbehavior, it can cause problems to people when they need ERISA. Should there be an issue or concerns about how a fiduciary is going about the responsibilities inherent with the plan, having legal assistance is a must.

Legal assistance for New Jersey ERISA claims and appeals

When a New Jersey resident is filing an insurance claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, there are important facts to remember. This is true whether the case is being negotiated or there is a trial after the claim is being disputed or was denied. Understanding the claims and appeals processes is not a simple matter, and it would be a mistake to move forward without having assistance from an experienced attorney.

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.