Overview

Our lawyers have significant experience in employee benefits administration legal issues and provide preventive counseling to employers regarding their benefits practices and policies. We provide the following services:

  • Preventive counseling regarding internal employee benefit practices and policies
  • Advising on administration of participant welfare and retirement plan benefit claims, complying with contribution and benefit limitations, satisfying coverage and nondiscrimination requirements, and various governmental reporting and disclosure requirements
  • Advising on COBRA, FMLA and USERRA administrative matters and obligations and preparing required documents and notices
  • Advising and assisting with HIPAA portability, privacy, security and electronic data interchange compliance matters, and preparing required notices and internal policies and procedures
  • Advising on union pension and welfare plan matters
  • Advising on Davis-Bacon employee benefits and compliance matters
  • Advising and assisting in the review and administration of qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) and qualified medical child support orders (QMCSOs), and preparing model orders and procedures
  • Advising and assisting in the preparation of plan documents (including individually designed plans and prototype plan adoption agreements), trust agreements, summary plan descriptions, participant loan documents, participant notices and various administrative forms, policies and notices
  • Advising on ERISA and tax issues associated with the demutualization of insurance companies
  • Reviewing and negotiating administrative service agreements with third party service providers
  • Advising on retiree welfare plan issues, including design and modification
  • Assisting with compliance for wellness programs (HIPAA, EEOC, GINA, and ADA Compliance)
  • Counseling on the implementation of on-site health clinics

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News & Resources

Publications

  • New E-Disclosure Rules on the Horizon / Bit by the COBRA! Notice Defects Bring Painful Sting / Time's Up! Court Strictly Applies ERISA Claim Review Deadlines
    10.2019
  • Final Regulations Make 401(k) Hardships Easier / Your Rx Accumulator Program is Safe - For Now / Appeal PTCs Now, and Save Money Later
    09.2019
  • Expansion of Preventive Care Benefits / So, You've Been Appointed to the Retirement Plan Committee / Last Call — 2019 PCORI Fee Deadline Approaching
    07.2019
  • New Rules Expand Use of HRAs / IRS Announces Health Savings Account Contribution Limits for 2020 / U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two ERISA Cases
    06.2019
  • Determination Letter Program Expanded / Self-Correction Program Also Expanded / Two Retirement Bills Under Consideration
    05.2019
  • IRS Will No Longer Prohibit Retiree Lump Sum Windows / ACA Latest Developments / Investment Advisor Gets Prison Time for Fraud
    04.2019

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