Monthly Archives: August 2011

Are ERISA Policies Subsidized by Social Security?

Don’t you think it strange that Congress provided that if an injured worker is eligible for both workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits, Social Security may offset its payments by the amount of workers’ compensation, yet there is no such provision regarding ERISA benefits?  If you are entitled to ERISA disability benefits and Social Security, […]

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May You File an ERISA Suit Anywhere?

I suspect that most people who are asked that question would answer it with a question:  Why does it matter? Although the Supreme Court has referred to ERISA as a “fully articulated statute” (presumably meaning that it is self-contained) that is not the case in reality.  The statutes that make up ERISA are silent on […]

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