Representing clients in Oklahoma and nationwide who are seeking long term disability benefits, accident and life insurance benefits. I have extensive experience successfully fighting benefit denials from all the major insurance companies, including: Aetna, Cigna, Met Life, Sun Life, Standard, Prudential, Liberty Mutual, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Hartford, UNUM.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law covering most employer-provided disability, health and pension plans. It has many special and unusual rules and deadlines not found in other legal cases.
The two major steps in pursuing an ERISA claim are the administrative appeal and the lawsuit which follows the administrative appeal. Both require very specific understanding of the facts, laws and regulations covering all ERISA claims.
I have over 29 years experience in preparing and trying ERISA claims in court. During the appeal process, I prepare all my cases to be fully ready to present to a judge. I believe this clear preparedness often motivates insurance companies to favorably settle claims earlier.