Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
This chapter discusses how ERISA preempts this entire field of law and state
laws are invalidated in most instances. Procedures for dealing with ERISA
claims are also discussed. Companies are sometimes surprised by the breadth
of ERISA, but can benefit from the discretion given to plan administrators
in administering ERISA plans.
COBRA is actually a part of ERISA and an overview of this law is provided.