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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- Department of Labor Releases Final Association Health Plan Rule
SARAH KANTER, August, 2018 On June 21, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated and controversial final rule (the “final rule”) regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). The final rule significantly expands the kinds of employer groups and associations that are permitted to establish an “employee welfare benefit plan” under the Employee Retirement […]READ MORE
- 4 Facts about Medicare that All Employers Should Know
Medicare is a government-funded health insurance program for elderly and disabled individuals. Employers that offer group health insurance plans to their employees have an interest in learning how employees’ entitlement to Medicare benefits can affect the administration of those plans. This article discusses the coordination of benefits between the two plans. In other words, it […]READ MORE
- IRS Issues FAQs Clarifying New Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave
JENNIFER D. TRUONG, May, 2018 In December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) created a federal tax credit for certain employers offering paid family and medical leave in 2018 and 2019. After much anticipation, the IRS finally posted a set of FAQs on April 9, 2018, clarifying the new tax credit. Background […]READ MORE