Resolving Disputes Over ERISA

ERISA is a federal law that governs pension plans and disability benefits in all states. It does not require that companies have either a retirement plan or disability insurance plans, but regulates them if they do.

Before ERISA, some prominent companies went out of business, and employees expected the pension benefits they were promised. The pension plans were mismanaged and employees had no knowledge of their status. Many were left out in the cold.

If you work for a company with a pension plan or disability plan, you have a right to know it will be there for you when you need it. If you become disabled, you need to be sure you are getting what you are entitled to receive.

Why would that be a problem? The insurance company your employer works with takes in premiums, but does not like to pay out on claims. This is true of any insurance company. You may need advice and advocacy from an aggressive lawyer.

Benefit Fund Representation

For over 30 years, our firm has served as legal counsel for many different benefit funds, including health and welfare, pension, annuity, apprenticeship, scholarship, vacation and severance funds. We handle everything from designing and writing benefit fund agreements to advising and counseling benefit fund trustees and representing the trustees and funds in both state and federal courts.

Disability Claims

ERISA disability claims are frequently denied, particularly when the illness is poorly diagnosed or documented. The attorneys of Markowitz & Richman can help you build your case if you suffer any disability, including:

  • Short- or long-term disability
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's
  • AIDS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Arthritis

Contact Our Philadelphia ERISA Lawyers

Our well-respected and highly regarded firm has aggressively fought for employees needing ERISA benefits since 1974. For exceptionally qualified legal counsel, call 267-528-0121 or toll free 800-590-4561, or contact us online.