Employee Benefits

Even prior to recent health care reform legislation, agencies such as the IRS and DOL increased the pace of regulatory guidance for health and other welfare plans. We provide our clients with timely advice taking into account the latest guidance affecting their welfare benefit arrangements.

The firm’s attorneys:

  • Draft plan documents and summary plan descriptions
  • Handle administrative appeals and benefit claim disputes
  • Litigate welfare benefit plan disputes
  • Advise on health care continuation under COBRA and state laws
  • Advise on HIPAA and other federal laws governing benefit plans

We regularly counsel our clients on the design, operation, and administration of various health and welfare plans, including:

  • Active employee health care plans
  • Retiree health plans
  • Disability plans
  • Life insurance plans
  • Flexible spending plans and other section 125 cafeteria plan arrangements
  • Health reimbursement accounts (HRAs)
  • Severance programs

For additional information, contact Adam Hamel, chair of the firm's Employment Group.