Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Workplace and Insurance IssuesWorkplace and Insurance Issues
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


ERISA Laws
Nov 20, 2000

After my former employer filed bankruptcy I am now left with no CCOBRA insurance. The ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act?) laws are such that I am no longer covered because there is no longer a group policy. Same with disability and life insurance. What Security exactally does this law provide? Who in Congress is in charge of what comittee that I can contact about this? I am now left with SSI income and that will not allow me to pay even my basic bills and still eat. What is wrong with our system? How is it that I can pay for years and now have no insurance due to the neglect of my former employer?

Your response will be appricated.

Response from Ms. Franzoi

Federal law protects your rights with the employer as long as that employer remains in existence. However, if a company goes under, there is no company for the government to force to continue coverage. Unfortunately, this can leave disabled individuals without coverage except for government programs.

Lynn L. Franzoi



Previous
Recently diagnosed and confused about insurance issues
Next
Denied Salary

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement