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How to qualify for ERISA benefits as a nurse

Nurses need to be aware of the various benefits they are entitled to. One such benefit is protection afforded by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). ERISA helps ensure important protections and benefits for employees, including nurses, who are covered...

4 common myths about ERISA claims

When filing a claim under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), it is crucial to get everything right. Otherwise, you may hit a snag and miss out on disability benefits. Having the necessary information beforehand will help you navigate the process...

What is a sedentary occupation?

Most people think they know what defines a sedentary occupation. It's a job where the worker sits for most of the time that they are on the clock, with brief interludes of standing or walking. This can prompt insurance companies or courts to deny long-term disability...

Understanding an ERISA appeal process

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a set of federal laws that are designed to protect employee benefits such as healthcare, retirement, stock and disability benefits. Basically, ERISA was founded to protect employees’ retirement plans and welfare...

Understanding “ERISA preemption”

The Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law enacted to protect health and disability insurance plans as well as retirement and pension plans and other benefits provided by employers from mismanagement or fraud. That means that in most cases,...

What conditions lead to shortness of breath?

You spent years working for your employer, always striving to meet your goals and do an excellent job. Over the last year, though, the physical labor started getting more difficult. You were always out of breath. Eventually, it got so bad that you couldn’t even work...