ERISA Benefit Denials
A denial of your claim for disability or other insurance coverage offered by your employer does not have to be the end of the story. With assistance from an attorney skilled in ERISA law, a benefit denial can be successfully challenged.
At the Law Office of Robert F. Keehn, in Los Angeles, we can help you assert your right to receive the benefits you worked so hard for. Our founding attorney, Robert F. Keehn, has more than a quarter-century of experience in insurance and employment law. This includes the successful resolution of numerous cases under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when claims were originally denied.
Anticipating Insurance Company Tactics
Insurance companies that handle employee benefit claims are notorious for their hostility to certain types of claims. This is particularly true for disability claims such as those based on:
- Anxiety disorder
- Chronic fatigue
Admittedly, disabilities that involve a strong mental or subjective component are not always as obvious as disabilities arising from physical injuries. But this does not mean that employers and their insurance companies are justified in refusing to pay out on disability insurance policies when your disability is largely caused by mental or other subjective conditions.
What to Do About Your Claim Denial
Under ERISA, benefit denials are not the last word. As an experienced ERISA lawyer, Robert F. Keehn can help you appeal the claim denial. If necessary, we can also take your case to a federal judge. We have a proven record of success in these cases and serve clients throughout California.
Of course, challenging a claim denial requires a good deal of documentation. In order to get your appeal ready, we will need access to the file used by the insurance company, as well as other information. Fortunately, ERISA requires insurance companies to make these files available to employees whose claims were turned down.