California’s 9th Circuit Rules Timing Critical for Filing Erisa Claims

When former employees believe they are being denied or not receiving the full amount of ERISA-protected benefits, they must challenge the insurers’ final denial of their claim within a certain period of time. California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined the statute of limitations for filing an ERISA lawsuit – or how long former employees have to file a lawsuit challenging the denial of benefits – for the denial of an ERISA-protected benefits claim is four years.