Health & Welfare Plans

Your employees use their health and welfare benefits on an almost daily basis, making them a highly-visible and important component of employee compensation. At the same time, an employee

  • Advised manufacturing clients on ability to modify or terminate retiree health care benefits for union and non-union employees
  • Designed health risk assessment program that complies with ERISA, HIPAA, ADA, and GINA , integrated with employers wellness programs and incentives and determined if eligibility to participate in health plan could be contingent on completing HRA
  • Assist clients in assessing potential legal risks of conditioning eligibility to participate in group health plan on completion of a health risk assessment, where all results are confidential and not collected by or provided to the employer
  • Represented health plans in coordination-of-benefits lawsuits involving automobile no-fault insurance carriers
  • Prepared HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures for client group health plans, including administrative forms, business associate agreements and plans sponsor certifications; updated documents and procedures to comply with HITECH
  • Negotiated and prepared documents in asset purchase by consumer packaged goods company for transition of health benefits; analyzed avoidance of multiemployer withdrawal liability and new retirement programs for union and non-union employees
  • Advised on large multistate welfare plan’s contracts for administering and/or insuring medical, prescription drug, life, long-term disability, short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance program
  • Health and Welfare Plan restructured for major insurance company
  • Welfare Plans
  • Assisted with termination, assignment and transition of employee benefits programs in stock sale of information technology-based subsidiary of public company, including assigning certain plans to parent and transitioning other programs to buyer.
  • Restructured 16 retiree health care programs for major manufacturing company into five consolidated programs with reduced benefits and assisted with retiree communication and acceptance program