At Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP our attorneys have expertise in the intricacies of ERISA law and have represented clients involved in complex litigation concerning issues under employee welfare benefits plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, including:


  • Health insurance claims
  • Disability benefit claims
  • Life insurance claims

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