Brian Bartels Quoted in Law 360 Article: Benefit Plans Must Prep For COVID-19 Emergency Wind-DownNews | February 28, 2023
Brian Bartels, a partner in Kutak Rock's Omaha office is quoted in the article "Benefit Plans Must Prep For COVID-19 Emergency Wind-Down" published February 24 in Law360.
The article discusses President Joe Biden's recent announcement that federal public health and national emergency designations tied to the coronavirus pandemic will end this summer which means employers have to choose whether they want to continue providing things like free COVID tests.
Brian works with clients on employee benefit plan issues and advises on group health plans, wellness programs, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, ERISA, cafeteria plans, health savings accounts, and other health and welfare plans. He regularly drafts and negotiates service agreements and business associate agreements for employee benefit plans. Brian also prepares plan-related documents and employee communications and counsels clients on benefit plan design and administration issues. Additionally, Brian advises clients on employee benefit issues in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.