ERISA & Employee Benefits

Ohio Lawyers Fighting Insurance Benefits Denial

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) provides protections for beneficiaries of employee benefit plans. ERISA also requires that employers who sponsor and/or administer these plans must meet certain standards of conduct.

At Cook and Logothetis, our lawyers work for unions, employees, Taft-Hartley plans, union staff plans, and others. . We represent them in labor and employment litigation, disability claims, coverage issues and other matters affecting their employee benefits. When benefits are denied, when you face benefits discrimination or when administration of a plan otherwise violates ERISA, you can take action - send us an e-mail or call our Cincinnati law office toll free at 888-339-0443 for a confidential consultation.

There is a subtle distinction between health insurance and group health plans that administer health benefits. Large national employers do not typically have "insurance" per se. They generally have self-funded and self-insured plans, which are subjected to different laws. Both are subject to ERISA's limitations, but only true insurance plans are also subject to state laws.

Protecting Your Rights to Healthcare Benefits

We advise our clients of their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), COBRA, and Title VII, as well as Department of Labor regulations. We also represent Taft-Hartley jointly administered benefit funds, including health and welfare plans, 401(k)s, apprenticeship training and vacation benefits.

Our clients include labor organizations; we handle employee benefits matters affecting collective bargaining agreements, negotiations and administration of plans. We also help our clients understand their rights as an organization and individual members' rights.

Class Actions

If your benefits were improperly denied or miscalculated, you may not be alone. It is fairly common for employers and insurers to enact policies that affect people around the nation. The attorneys of Cook & Logothetis often handle these large and complex cases - even class action cases that take place across the United States.

Contact Cook & Logothetis

Contact Cook & Logothetis to speak with a lawyer with in-depth knowledge of Ohio benefit claims. You can call our office toll free at 888-339-0443 or locally at 513-878-1799. You could also contact us online.