Trucker Huss provides a broad array of legal services that are necessary to design, implement and operate the various types of health, welfare, and other fringe benefit plans sponsored by employers and unions.
Through our work with plan sponsors, multi-employer trusts, benefits consultants, insurance brokers and third party administrators, our attorneys have acquired extensive experience advising clients on the following types of plans:
- Group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements
- Section 125 cafeteria plans, including Health Flexible Spending Account Plans and Dependent Care Assistance Plans
- Short-term and Long-term Disability Plans including California Voluntary Disability Plans
- Group Life and Accident Insurance Plans
- Long-term Care Insurance Plans
- Educational Assistance Plans
- Severance Plans
- Wellness Plans
- Health Savings Accounts
- Commuter Benefit Plans
We assist our clients in understanding the various laws and implementing regulations that govern health, welfare and fringe benefit plans, including the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, COBRA and the portability, privacy, EDI and security provisions of HIPAA and issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and terminations. We help our clients design and restate their plans, draft trust agreements and summary plan descriptions, and prepare and review other employee communications.
Our attorneys have broad experience in negotiating and evaluating vendor agreements. We also represent our clients in plan audits conducted by the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
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- Be Prepared to Respond to IRS Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Assessments
ELIZABETH LOH, December 27, 2017 Although it is the holiday season and people’s thoughts have turned to vacation with family, eggnog, and gift giving — employers have something slightly less festive to contemplate. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started to send out letters to employers regarding potential Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (ESRP) (one of […]READ MORE
- Disability Claims Regulations Delayed to April 1, 2018
YATINDRA PANDYA and JAHIZ NOEL AGARD, December, 2017 On November 24, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) delayed the applicability of the final rule which revises the regulations governing disability benefit claims (the “Final Rule”) to April 1, 2018, from the original January 1, 2018, effective date. Published in the Federal Register on December 19, […]READ MORE
- Due Date for Providing ACA Coverage Forms to Employees/Participants Extended from January 31, 2018 to March 2, 2018
TIFFANY N. SANTOS, December, 2017 Just before the start of the new year, the IRS issued Notice 2018-06, automatically extending to March 2, 2018 the due date for applicable large employers (generally those with 50 or more full-time employees) to furnish the Form 1095-C to full-time employees (pursuant to Section 6056 of the Internal Revenue […]READ MORE