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Allison B. Bans

Allison B. Bans

Associate| Phoenix


Allison Bans practices employee benefits law with a focus on health and welfare plans. Allison drafts, reviews, amends and restates ERISA plans and summary plan descriptions. She regularly helps employers with the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA and Mental Health Parity compliance and the design and administration of wellness programs, cafeteria plans and tax favored account based plans (i.e., FSAs, HSAs and HRAs). Allison also assists her clients with DOL investigations and benefits issues as they relate to corporate transactions.   

Allison is a contributor to Snell & Wilmer’s SW Benefits Blog, which offers analysis and commentary on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

  • The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2010)
  • Yale University (B.A., Political Science, 2005)
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation
    • Health Law Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Western Pension and Benefits Council, Phoenix Chapter
  • "Top 15 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Updates," Co-Presenter, SHRM-GP 2019 LLAC Legal Update, Phoenix, AZ (January 17, 2019)
  • "Top 20 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Updates," Co-Presenter, ATRA Legal Update, Lovitt & Touché, Tempe, AZ (November 8, 2018)
  • "Employee Benefits: Selected Health and Welfare Topics," Co-Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2017)
  • "HIPAA Enforcement and Phase 2 Audits: Are You Ready?" Co-Speaker, Western Pension and Benefits Council Spring Conference (May 2017)
  • "Workplace Wellness Programs," Co-Author, D.C. Bar - Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert (September 2015)
  • "Wellness Programs: What Every Tax Department Needs to Know," Webinar Co-Speaker, BNA (February 2015)
  • "A Tax-Exempt Organization Should Determine Now Whether it will be Subject to Penalties Next Year for Failing to Offer Affordable, Qualified Health Care," Co-Author, D.C. Bar - Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert (June 2014)
  • "Health Care Open Enrollment for 2011," Co-Author, Practical Law: The Journal (November 2010)
  • Wills for Heroes Foundation, Volunteer
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Miller & Chevalier, Senior Associate (2013-2016)
  • Groom Law Group, Associate (2010-2013)
  • Autism Speaks, Legal Extern (2010)
  • Arizona
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New York