Trucker Huss provides advice and representation to public-sector union and association health and welfare plans. We also serve as trust counsel to several state-wide legal defense funds and to local public safety association plans. We provide our clients with practical solutions to the problems encountered by these plans, which often requires an understanding of the governmental environment in which their Boards of Trustees operate.

The Firm has extensive experience advising our clients about the following types of plans:

  • Legal defense fund plans
  • Group health plans
  • Retiree plans
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Group life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment plans
  • Long-term care insurance plans
  • Educational assistance 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 HIPAA and applicable State law, including the California Insurance Code and the Public Employees’ Medical and Hospital Care Act (PEMHCA). In addition, Trucker Huss works cooperatively with in-house and third party administrators and other plan providers on contractual, administrative, data processing and investment matters that arise in the workings of these plans.

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For more information regarding this area of the Firm’s practice, please contact Tiffany Santos or Clarissa Kang.

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