HitesmanLaw has extensive experience in structuring, administering and terminating insured and self-funded health and welfare plans in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (COBRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Our attorneys draft and review health plans of all types including medical, dental, life, accident, and disability plans. Our clients benefit from our insight and new ideas for flexible benefits programs such as cafeteria plans, our counsel regarding health continuation coverage rules under COBRA and HIPAA, and our understanding of Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs).

HitesmanLaw provides a wide range of services regarding health and welfare plans including:

  • Plan establishment
  • Tax qualification
  • Administration, maintenance and governing
  • Trust and fiduciary responsibility
  • Plan documentation
  • Summary plan descriptions
  • Reporting and disclosure
  • Service provider agreements
  • Legislative analysis
  • Regulatory and compliance issues
  • Policies and procedures
  • Continuation and conversion requirements
  • Insured and self-funded arrangements
  • Multiple employer welfare arrangements
  • Reporting and disclosure requirements
  • Claims procedures

HitesmanLaw attorneys also write articles and provide seminars regarding health plans, compliance under ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA, cafeteria plans, and VEBAs.