ERISA is the acronym for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA is a federal law that was enacted to protect pension and insurance benefits that belong to employees. Many companies, especially mid-sized and large corporations, set-up insurance plans that are governed by ERISA. These insurance plans include health insurance, disability insurance, pension plans, and others. When an ERISA-covered plan denies health insurance benefits, disability benefits, pension benefits or other benefits, then the employee, participant or beneficiary of the plan may have a wrongful denial of benefits claim. However, because the plan is governed by ERISA, there are very specific laws, rules and procedures in place for bringing a wrongful denial of benefits claim. Employees, participants or beneficiaries of ERISA-covered plans who have been wrongfully denied benefits should speak with an attorney experienced in ERISA litigation.
Attorney Kevin R. Martin has been litigating claims against ERISA-covered plans for over a decade, has written on ERISA litigation and lectured to attorneys throughout Wisconsin on ERISA litigation.