Kelly MacDonald has significant experience on a wide range of health, welfare and retirement plan matters. This includes the design, implementation, administration, and operation of benefit plans. She has experience advising on the legal compliance of Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA privacy, security, breach notification and portability issues, as well as various other welfare benefit matters.

Kelly brings several years of benefits compliance experience from her time with Macy's, Inc. where she primarily ensured strategic initiatives and benefits programs were compliant with all applicable federal regulations, guidance, and state health insurance mandates. Kelly also reviewed all benefits related communications for compliance and accuracy, ensured plan design changes were implemented correctly, and assisted with the integration of numerous new vendors.

Professional and Community Involvement

Public Media Connect, Board of Trustees

Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association

International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (ISCEBS), Cincinnati/Dayton Chapter

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bar Association

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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2013

B.S., University of Dayton, 2010

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