Health and Welfare Plans

Our Practice

With respect to health and welfare arrangements, we provide counsel on issues ranging from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to COBRA, including, but not limited to:

  • Providing counsel on the large employer shared responsibility penalties under Section 4980H of the Code
  • Advising clients on the plan design changes required to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Assisting clients with mandatory information reporting under Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Code
  • Helping clients navigate various federal regulations governing employer wellness programs
  • Providing counsel on retiree medical plans including the establishment of a VEBA for funding retiree benefits and the termination of retiree medical arrangements
  • Helping clients comply with COBRA continuation coverage requirements
  • Drafting and implementing privacy and security policies to facilitate compliance with HIPAA
  • Providing counsel on same-sex spouse and domestic partner benefits issues