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
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