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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- Fiduciary Obligations to Safeguard Plan Participants’ Data
ARIEL GAKNOKI, June 2017 There have been numerous instances of high-profile cybercrime cases over the past couple of years spurring lively discussions in the ERISA community about the potential threat this type of crime poses to plan assets and personal data of plan participants and beneficiaries. Except when there has been a high profile […]READ MORE
- ACA Replacement Clears Its First Hurdle: An Analysis of What’s Next (Trucker Huss Webinar on May 24)
ERIC SCHILLINGER, May 2017 On Thursday, May 4, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a budget reconciliation bill that would repeal and replace many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that relate to the individual insurance market, Medicaid and employer-sponsored group health plans (GHPs). […]READ MORE
- When Close Is Not Good Enough: A Shift Towards Strict Compliance for ERISA Claim Procedures
JENNIFER TRUONG, March 2017 A string of cases in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is putting ERISA claims administrators on notice that falling short of strict compliance with the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) claims and appeal regulations may cost administrators a deferential standard of review. And, this shift towards “strict compliance” is not […]READ MORE