Health + Welfare Plans

Group health plan compliance has never been more challenging. In an ever-changing regulatory landscape, the Employee Benefits and Compensation Group works closely with clients to design, implement, and administer health and welfare plans and to navigate the increasingly complex requirements of all applicable laws.

Our Services 

We counsel clients on a wide range of health and welfare benefits matters, including issues related to:

  • The Affordable Care Act
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) 
  • Medicare 
  • The Mental Health Parity Act 
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Self-funded health arrangements
  • Cafeteria plans
  • Wellness and disease management programs
  • HIPAA and other privacy and security rules
  • COBRA administration and other continuation coverage 
  • Various state laws and regulations governing health and welfare plan design and administration

Our lawyers offer advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of health and welfare plan matters, with a focus on benefits financing, consumer-directed health care, contract negotiations, fiduciary issues, mergers and acquisitions, information technology, and fringe benefits. We provide health and welfare planning assistance to employers, trustees, administrators, boards of directors, and other plan fiduciaries and professionals on a wide variety of ERISA and tax issues affecting large employers, managed care organizations, insurance companies, third party administrators, benefits counseling firms, trade associations, and other clients.

Our Team

The lawyers on our team have the depth of experience to create a health and welfare plan that best suits your needs, and we provide the guidance needed to ensure you are in compliance with all laws. 

Our Team