Denial of Health Care Benefits

Pennsylvania COBRA Denial Attorneys

Millions of Americans receive health insurance from their employer. Employer-funded health benefit plans in the private sector are governed by ERISA. If your claim for health care benefits was denied, you need to enlist the services of an experienced lawyer with a track record of results. The Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates represents private employees who have been denied health care benefits.

ERISA claims often arise when an employee is terminated from his or her job. In most cases, employees who have been terminated from their position must be offered continuation of health care benefits under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), which is part of ERISA. Unless an employee is fired for "gross misconduct," employees are entitled to COBRA coverage.

The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) incorporates a number of new legal rights into health care plans governed by ERISA. For instance, PPACA allows coverage for dependents up to the age of 26. The PPACA prohibits lifetime limits and excessive waiting periods.

In order to give yourself the best chance of accomplishing your goals, you need to work with a lawyer who understands the intricate nature of ERISA laws. You cannot have someone who is learning on the job. At Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, we understand the interplay between ERISA and other bodies of regulations, such as HIPAA. We understand the very unique procedural issues involved in ERISA litigation, and are ready to help our clients achieve their desired result.

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Call 412-567-5444 , or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.