Friday, December 26, 2014

ERISA #Insurance Stories Sought by Department of Labor

In preparation for a report to Congress, the U.S. Department of Labor is seeking family stories about consumer experiences – both good and bad – with self-insured/self-funded ERISA plans (those in which a large employer self-insures its workforce, usually with an insurance company administering the plan).  They are especially interested in hearing about any adverse consequences resulting from denial of benefits.  Please send stories to Lewis Leung at Leung.Lewis@oig.dol.gov or contact him at 415-625-2704 (San Francisco). 

Help with ERISA Plans
Some large employers self-insure/self-fund health insurance for their workforce, usually with an insurance company administering claims.  These are known as ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) plans.  Since this type of insurance is subject to federal, rather than state, law and regulation, consumers who are having trouble due to denial of claims by self-funded/self-insured plans can contact the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the U.S. Department of Labor.  The EBSA office for your state can be found here.

Feel free to contact Family Voices Indiana is you need assistance with insurance issues. 317 944 8982 info@fvindiana.org

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