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Our practice provides advice on health care matters to a variety of clients, including large employers, small employers, providers, health management organizations, insurance companies, hospitals, insurance consultants, third-party administrators, plan administrators and employee benefits committees.

We aid our clients in developing benefits structures and plans that meet their goals. We regularly consult with our clients regarding a wide array of health and welfare benefit plans and designs, including cafeteria plans, severance plans, tuition reimbursement plans, life and disability insurance and legal services as well as consumer-driven health plan design (health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and health reimbursement accounts) and compliance advice. We assist our clients with the process of establishing, funding and maintaining their health and welfare benefit plans.

The laws governing health and welfare benefits are constantly changing. We believe it is our job to give you the information you need to confidently operate your business and your plans. We closely monitor the legal developments in this area and provide our clients with alerts regarding significant developments. We have considerable expertise in compliance, tax and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issues impacting health and welfare plans. Our team regularly consults with our clients on matters involving federal health care reform, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security, health care reform mandates, state mandates (e.g., “Pay or Play” laws), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployments Right Act (USERRA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and numerous other federal and state laws affecting employee benefit plans.