and Ashley Gillihan
are co-authors of “Mission Impossible: Ensuring Health and Welfare Plan Compliance in 2003,” published in Benefits & Compensation Law Alert
. The years 2000, 2001, and 2002 were extremely busy for benefit professionals and plan sponsors responsible for ensuring legal compliance of health and welfare benefit plans. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to ensure that your health and welfare plans are in compliance with all of the requirements imposed by the flurry of regulatory and legislative activity that were effective in 2002 and will be effective in 2003.