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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, also known as ERISA, is a federal law that sets standards that must be followed by the private industry for health and retirement benefits. ERISA does not require employers to have a plan in place but does require those who have a plan to meet specific minimum standards.
ERISA laws cover health, retirement, and other welfare benefit plans such as life and disability. ERISA ensures that the individuals who manage the plans must meet specific standards of conduct, as well as give detailed reporting to the government and certain disclosures to their participants. Provisions in the plan also aim to ensure that the funds in the plan are protected and the participants who meet qualifications receive appropriate benefits.
Receiving a bill should never be the first step in getting help. Our firm knows that when dealing with an ERISA, long term disability or insurance claim, what you need is answers, and we are here to provide them free of charge.
Our firm welcomes telephone calls or the opportunity to visit with you in person to answer any questions you may have. We also provide FREE comprehensive case reviews. There is no obligation to hire us as your ERISA attorney.
Too much is at stake to guess about the best approach and strategy for fighting your denied insurance claim — years and years of financial security.
After spending years representing insurance companies, we don’t guess. We know their playbook and how they work behind the scenes. Using that knowledge, we’ve developed our own Clear Advantage Process for fighting claims.
It’s personally satisfying to use what I’ve learned as an insurance company insider, now for the good — helping families reverse unfair denials of insurance benefits they paid for, need and deserve.
Price McNamara began his law practice in 1990 representing insurance companies.
In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded McNamara Law Offices, where he represents people across the U.S. who are wrongfully denied long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death insurance benefits, with special focus on ERISA claims and lawsuits.
His is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars, with office locations by appointment only in Baton Rouge, Metairie, and Houston. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and their three children.
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“He was ready to fight for me…I felt like he had my best interest in mind. It wasn’t just for the paycheck at the end.”
“Price worked for an insurance company in the past and now he’s working against the insurance company so it was because of that we trusted that he knew how an insurance company worked and how to fight them.”
“I feel blessed that I can help turn things around for my clients who have been denied that piece of mind of financial stability and we make sure that the insurance company and the court realize that these are actual people, these are families that are suffering greatly.”
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My client’s cause for an ERISA accidental death and dismemberment denial lawsuit began when both Esther and her husband were involved in a tragic head-on collision with an 18-wheeler. This tragic accident resulted in severe injuries to Esther, as well as David’s untimely death.
Our client, a young husband with two children, sustained closed-head brain injury as a result of an automobile accident. The at-fault driver’s insurance company initially refused to pay, but shortly before trial, agreed to pay the entirety of its insurance policy limits of $2,000,000.
Our client was a floor hand and Jones Act seaman who suffered a shoulder injury while working for Blake Offshore, LLC. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. Blake and its insurance company offered relatively little in settlement, so the case proceeded to trial.
Our client sustained a fractured hip and reduced ability to earn wages in the future as a result of an accident sustained on the offshore drilling rig to which he was assigned. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans.
Since ERISA laws are federal laws, employee benefit plans are governed by them. This means that any disputes you have with your insurer will be handled in federal court and not by a local or state court.
If you have been injured or are sick and are unable to work, you can file a claim for either short or long term disability benefits. Although the process seems easy enough, it can be much more difficult than it seems. In most situations, you will begin the initial application through your human resources office.
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After filing the first application, you will likely be contacted by the disability benefits insurer. They may appear to be very friendly and nice and claim that they are there to guide you through the process, but do not be fooled. They are not your friend and they are not on your side. This claim agent is a representative of the insurance company and that company does not want to pay you benefits. Rather, they want to make you comfortable so that you will give them information that may help minimize or defeat your claim.
If they determine that you get benefits, your claim is still not over. An ERISA claim manager will likely review your claim every six to 12 months, and you will be required to cooperate and provide any information that is requested, such as medical records. Failure to cooperate will likely result in your benefits getting denied.
If you are attempting to file an ERISA claim, or your ERISA claim has been denied for short-term or long-term disability benefits, you need to consult with an experienced ERISA attorney as soon as possible. There are legal options available to help fight for the benefits that you deserve, and an attorney can help advise you of what those options may be. The attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara have years of experience helping their clients with ERISA claims and we can help you, too. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation at one of our conveniently located offices. We will strive to get you the benefits that you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
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