What does ERISA mean and how does it affect me?

‘What does ERISA mean’ is a common question that I am asked in client’s first meeting.

ERISA is an acronym for a federal statute referred to as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. This name is somewhat misleading because it sounds as though it only relates to “retirement income,” in fact, the act governs your entitlement to just about any employment-related benefit, including retirement income, pensions, 401ks, disability benefits, group medical benefits, life insurance and death benefits and others. In addition, despite Congress seemingly passing a statute designed to protect the employee, the statute, in fact, does anything but that. The statute is a trap for the unwary and its provisions are slanted in favor of the employer or insurance company. It is an area of the law in which a person should seek legal representation.


Please keep in mind that the foregoing on “What does ERISA mean,” is not intended as legal advice applicable to any individual person’s unique legal situation. Its sole purpose is to give a general idea of the existing status of the law as it applies to the point of law addressed above. You cannot rely on the foregoing as legal advice. You cannot make legal decisions based on its contents. If you have questions arising out of this point of law, you should contact an attorney who routinely handles claims involving policies of disability insurance. The law offices of Herbert M. Hill, P.A. handles such cases and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your case with you, at no charge. You can contact me at 407-839-0005 or at hmh@herbertmhill.com.


If you would like, after discussing your case, we can set a conference. That conference would be free of charge and you would be under no obligation to hire me nor would you feel any pressure from me to do so.


Herbert M. Hill, P.A. is a law firm located in Orlando, Florida with a practice extending throughout the state of Florida and the southeastern part of the United States. Areas of practice include disability and employee benefit claims of all sorts. The firm handles any claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (known and referred to as “ERISA”) for disability benefits, medical benefits, retirement benefits of any sort, including pension, 401k, termination agreements or the like as well as claims arising under private disability policies.

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