Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Legal Dictionary Home

Need Professional Help? Talk to a Lawyer
Enter Your Zip Code to Connect with a Lawyer Serving Your Area
searchbox small
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Erisa)
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.
LA-NOLO1:LDR.1.5.0.20140409.25642