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What are clients saying about us?

From our Facebook page … Chris Melnick reviewed Silvern & Bulger, P.C., Attorneys & Counselors at Law — 5 star January 14 at 3:05pm · Tom Bulger represented me in a long term disability case. I had originally started out with one of the most widely advertised disability attorneys in Denver. The other attorney’s contract… Read More »

DOES YOUR FIRM HAVE A PROUDEST MOMENT?

I once had a client asked that question, and I was stumped. So, I asked my partner Steve Silvern for his thoughts.  Steve won prestigious academic awards in college at Cal-Berkley including Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and graduated from UCLA law School where he was named Rosco Pound Advocate in 1972. However,… Read More »

WHO DO YOU FIGHT IN ERISA?

The vast majority of employee benefits, including long term disability, short term disability and medical benefits, are governed by ERISA.  Surprisingly, there are relatively few insurance companies and related companies that insurer these claims (and we have worked with, and stood up against, the vast majority of them!).  This includes: CIGNA The Hartford Reliance Standard… Read More »

WHY DO YOU HANDLE ERISA, LTD, STD AND PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS?

wWe are often asked why (and how) we can handle these different types of cases.  The answer is part of our firm’s philosophy. Our clients, the “regular” working men and women of Colorado, deserve the same high level services available to them that the large insurance companies and corporations that oppose them have. We strive to… Read More »

(A FEW MORE) COMMON ERISA MYTHS

Do not believe everything you hear about ERISA (including “free advice” from a lawyer who does not actually handle these very specialized cases).  The bold is for emphasis;  separate the myths from the facts to help navagate the complex world of ERISA that governs many long term disability, short term disability and other employee benefit… Read More »

ERISA NEWS: NEW DRUG PRICING LAWSUIT FILED UNDER ERISA

Express Scripts Inc. and Anthem Inc. are accused in a proposed class action of breaching their ERISA fiduciary duties (i.e., their obligations to the thousands of employees promised prescription drug coverage by the employer) by entering into a 10-year, multibillion-dollar prescription-drug agreement that caused plan participants to overpay for benefits ( Burnett v. Express Scripts,… Read More »

Fight the Good Fight; Nasca v. State Farm

Nasca v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., 12 P.3d 346 (Colo.App. 2000). We are proud of every case we handle.  Whether it is one of the thousands of quite settlements we have negotiated over the past 30 years, or one of the many cases we have fought all the way to trial (or on… Read More »

SSDI or ERISA?

Often, potential clients are unsure of what type of disability benefit claim they have.  While there are many Federal, State and local programs that may apply, there are 3 primary sources of disability benefits;  Social Security (SSDI);  benefits offered through a group plan, usually by an employer-sponsored plan;  and private policies.  All 3 are different,… Read More »