We aim to ensure the insurer pays you the benefits to which you are entitled. Whether our ERISA attorneys are helping you bring a long-term or short-term disability claim for benefits, appealing a denial of benefits, or initiating litigation because your remedies have been exhausted, we aim to ensure that the insurer pays you and that your case is handled with the expertise, empathy, detail, and care you deserve.
Generally, any insurance policy that is issued as a benefit to your employment (such as disability, health, and life insurance) is covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Under ERISA regulations, the insurer is required to give your claim for benefits a full and fair review, to review all supportive documentation thoroughly, and to inform you of the reasons for any denial of benefits as well as the ways in which you can perfect your claim. Our ERISA attorneys have successfully resolved numerous complex ERISA claims and will work hard to make sure that the insurer complies with ERISA regulations and that you receive the insurance benefits you are owed. We can help by advising you whether to file a claim for benefits, assisting you submit a claim, drafting an internal appeal for benefits upon denial, or initiating a court action on your behalf. Each step of the way, you can be assured that our skilled team of highly successful ERISA attorneys are carefully monitoring the insurer’s compliance with ERISA, compiling and submitting the evidence most favorable to your claim, presenting the best arguments supported by facts and case law, and ensuring that a full and complete record is being compiled should your claim be denied and you find yourself having to battle the insurer in court.
Many people with long-term, short-term, health, and life insurance claims turn to Hellmuth & Johnson's ERISA lawyers for assistance in not only advising them on their claims, but also in shouldering some of the burden that often accompanies the convoluted claims process. When dealing with disabilities, health issues, or loss of loved ones, you need a supportive team that you can trust will handle your claim properly. Our ERISA attorneys and experienced team members will work hard to make sure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled while balancing the financial and emotional costs that often go into fighting insurance claims.
- Evaluation of Disability, Life, Health, and Pension Benefit Package
- Consultation regarding Benefit Application Considerations
- Consultation regarding Planning and Strategies for Leaving Work due to Sickness, Disability, Retirement, etc.
- Benefit Application Assistance
- Claim File and Medical Document Review
- Consultation regarding filing an Appeal of a Denial of Benefits with an Insurer
- Gather Evidence in Support of an Appeal
- Communicate with Treating Physicians regarding Favorable Medical Reports and Statements
- Recommend Vocational Analysis Evaluations, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and other Objective Tests
- Prepare Appeal on a Claimant’s Behalf
- Communicate with the Insurer regarding all Claim Issues
- Ensure the Insurer Maintains ERISA Compliance
- Request updated Claim Files
- Ensure a favorable Record is compiled should the Claim for Benefits be litigated in Federal Court
- Litigate ERISA Claims for Benefits in Federal Court
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