The New Battle: ERISA Venue Provisions
In their never-ending search for advantage, many employers and insurance companies are now adding venue provisions to their group policies. In short, these provisions require the insured-employee to litigate their claims thousands of miles from where they work and live, which often increases the cost of the litigation dramatically. Before you “give in” to one of these unfair provisions, talk to an experienced ERISA attorney. We have successfully opposed these change of venue motions, allowing the employee to — as permitted by the plain language of the ERISA statute — to litigate the claim in their own community.