ERISA Benefits Claims Appeals
ERISA Benefits Claims & Appeals Attorneys in Washington, D.C.
Fighting for Your Benefits in D.C. & Chicago, IL
As an employee, you likely rely on certain benefits to help you afford insurance, prescriptions, long-term care, and more, but what happens if you don’t receive those benefits? At Clark Law Group, we provide the guidance you need to understand your rights under ERISA, file a claim for benefits, appeal a benefits claim rejection, and more.
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What is ERISA & How Does It Protect My Benefits?
In 1974, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was established to protect pensions of private sector employees.
Decades later, ERISA was modified to cover not only employer-sponsored retirement accounts, but also workplace benefits, including:
- Medical insurance plans, such as HMO plans, flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement accounts (HRAs)
- Dental, prescription, and vision plans
- Disability insurance plans
- Severance agreements
- Insurance plans for disability and long-term care
In addition to safeguarding a wide array of benefits, ERISA guidelines sometimes apply to compensation arrangements, even for those working for nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Although your company may employ as little as one or two individuals, it is likely that ERISA regulations still protect your benefits.
At Clark Law Group, we understand that, while ERISA offers extensive protections, you still may not receive the benefits you deserve. Navigating the process to secure those benefits can be incredibly complicated.
If you are unfamiliar with the procedures you need to follow to file a claim or fail to file in time, your benefits claim could be rejected, creating financial hardship for you and your loved ones. Don’t deal with this alone. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders and guide you through the processes of filing a claim or appealing the rejection of a claim.
Fight for the Benefits You Deserve
If your claim has been rejected, our attorneys will efficiently evaluate the terms of your benefits plan, assess your best options, and aim to develop an effective strategy for your appeal. When you need a skilled legal professional to defend retirement claims, disability claims, or other benefits protected under ERISA, our team is prepared to seek the results you deserve.
Why Choose Clark Law Group?
We genuinely care about each and every client who comes to us for guidance. Our attorneys understand how concerning it can be to find yourself with a rejected claim for benefits, and we want to minimize your stress as we strive to reach a favorable outcome.
Through every step of the process, we’ll provide open communication. If you have questions or concerns along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team will be happy to meet your needs however we can. Here, you’re not just another case. You are a valued individual, and we want to ensure that you receive personal service from start to finish.
LINCOLN-ODUMU V. MEDICAL FACULTY ASSOCS.
2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88659 (D.D.C. July 8, 2016) Holding that the D.C. Wage Payment Collection Law protects employees of DC employer who are dispatched outside of DC to telework from home.
JAFARI V. OLD DOMINION TRANSIT MANAGEMENT CO.
462 Fed.Appx. 385 (4th Cir. 2012) Holding that an employee’s intracompany complaint may constitute protected activity within meaning of FLSA’s anti-retaliation provision.
FRANCOIS V. OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
1601-0007-18 (D.C. Office of Employee Appeals, July 18, 2019) Denying OSSE’s petition to review the AJ’s ruling that OSSE did not have requisite cause to remove the complainant employee from her employment.
CONGRESS V. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
324 F.Supp.3d 164 (D.D.C. 2018) Holding that employee stated claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.
CHURCHILL V. PRINCE GEORGE’S CTY. PUB. SCH.
No. PWG-17-980, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197713 (D. Md. Dec. 1, 2017) Holding that the employee stated a claim of sexual orientation discrimination, sex stereotyping discrimination, and retaliation.