Employee Retirement Income Security Act
A federal law that sets minimum standards for pension plans and health benefit plans, to protect the employees covered by these plans. ERISA requires plans to provide certain information to plan participants, imposes responsibilities on those who manage and control the plans, and requires plans to establish procedures for participants to get benefits from their plans, including an appeals process.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Money & Taxes for Retirees

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Employee Retirement Income Security Act
USA
A federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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