A Look At Your Rights Under ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a set of laws that define the minimum standards by which pensions and health insurance plans must be setup and maintained by employers in our country. In addition to these guidelines, ERISA also grants plan participants the right to:

  • Full disclosure of plan information
  • Timely and fair processing of claims for benefits
  • Certification of health care coverage under a plan
  • Elect to continue group health coverage temporarily after losing coverage
  • Recover benefits owed to them under a plan

It's important that you understand your rights in order to recognize when an employer or insurance company is acting in bad faith regarding your benefits and when it's time to take legal action to gain access to the benefits owed to you.

You Only Get One Shot — Make It Count

Even though you have the option of appealing a denied ERISA claim, it's important to include accurate and complete information in your initial ERISA claim. Different plans can call for different evidence, follow special procedures for filing or make you wait a period of time before enrolling for benefits. All of these steps must be followed precisely so as not to jeopardize your claim.

It's important to know that under ERISA, you do not have the right to a jury trial, even if you file a civil action. You need the help of a skilled lawyer with experience handling ERISA claims in order to successfully litigate an ERISA claim.

The Law Office of Jessica Taylor, PLLC, has extensive experience successfully handling ERISA claims at every stage of the filing process. I, attorney Jessica Taylor, can help you:

  • Review your plan and benefits
  • Gather necessary information for your claim
  • Help you navigate complex filing procedures
  • Keep you informed about your claim
  • File an appeal and litigate your case

I also understand the fiduciary duties laid out under ERISA for brokers and investment advisers on pension plans. If an unsuitable investment is made, I can litigate your case and help you recover the benefits should receive.

Put My Experience To Work For You

ERISA claims can be complex and may not be easy to do on your own. With The Law Office of Jessica Taylor, PLLC, on your side, you don't have to face the challenge alone.

Schedule a free initial consultation today to speak with me, Jessica Taylor, a qualified ERISA lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. Call 210-265-6759 or contact me online to make an appointment today.