ERISA health benefits
ERISA Health Benefits Attorneys
At Lavender Hoffman Emery, LLC, we represent trustees, plan administrators, plan sponsors investment managers, insurers, service providers, and others in all aspects of ERISA litigation. ERISA health insurance is a large market of employer-sponsored health plans covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. Today, ERISA remains an important federal labor and tax law that governs workers’ retirement and employer-sponsored health insurance and is administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
If you are facing a legal matter involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Lavender Hoffman Emery, LLC can help. Our experienced Atlanta ERISA health benefits attorneys routinely handle litigation arising out of retirement and health and welfare benefit plans throughout the United States.
What Is ERISA Health Insurance?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established retirement and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. It was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Gerald Ford on Labor Day, September 2, 1974. You can learn more about ERISA here on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.
ERISA health insurance:
- Imposes minimum standards for employer-sponsored health insurance, including documentation, reporting, and fiduciary requirements
- Are established by private-sector employers for their employees, regardless of the states where they operate
- Covers approximately about 136 million people, making ERISA health insurance the largest segment of the U.S. health insurance market