Employee Benefits & QDROs
Employee Benefits Lawyers | Washington, D.C., Maryland & Virginia; Federal Employees Worldwide
The lawyers of Passman & Kaplan, P.C., Attorneys at Law, have assisted federal and private sector employees in obtaining the employee benefits they deserve under federal law. We have a thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations that affect this area of employment law.
Contact Passman & Kaplan today for a consultation about your legal rights to employee benefits.
Employee Benefits, COBRA and ERISA
The availability of generous employee benefits are often a compelling reason to obtain a secure position within a certain organization. Unfortunately, the procedures required to obtain and claim health insurance, pension benefits, short- or long-term disability insurance, FMLA leave, and other benefits can be complex and difficult. Our attorneys can work with you to help ensure that proper claims procedures are followed and the paperwork is submitted in a timely fashion. We also appeal denied claims.
If you have left your job, your employer is required to notify you of insurance available through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA. If you never received notice that you could continue your health insurance after leaving your job and your existing insurance has expired, rely on our attorneys to pursue your claim for coverage. When pension issues arise, we also help keep our clients apprised of rights guaranteed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA.
We also work with family law attorneys to draft Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and can work with plan administrators to ensure your QDRO is deemed qualified.
Federal Employee Benefits and COAPs
We have a track record of success in helping our clients with federal employee benefits questions about qualification, disability, retirement, waivers of overpayments, and other unusual or complex issues.
Unique to the federal sector, "court orders acceptable for processing" (COAPs) help ensure that the rights of federal employees and their former spouses are protected in the event of a divorce. Many divorce lawyers are not familiar with the complexities unique to COAPs. At P&K, our attorneys can effectively help you with preparation and review and work with OPM to ensure that your COAP is processed correctly.
Contact us by-e-mail or call 202-789-0100. Nearby clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia often choose to come to our office for clients for an in-person consultation, and we offer a long-distance consultation for federal employees nationwide and abroad.