John is a pioneer in compliance issues for employer-sponsored health plans. His 25-plus years of experience with self-funding, HSAs, consumer-directed health care, and HIPAA enable him to spot issues and opportunities that save his clients money and avoid long-term administrative headaches. As author of major treatises on health issues, he practically wrote the book on health benefits compliance.
Counsel to major insurers on COVID-19-related compliance, ACA compliance, and health benefit and HIPAA privacy issues.
Counsel to financial institutions and card associations for health benefit and HIPAA compliance issues.
John Hickman is the leader of Alston & Bird’s Health Benefits Practice, where he leads several attorneys devoted exclusively to health care reform issues under the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA privacy, health savings accounts (HSAs), and consumer-directed health care, flexible benefit plans, and related health benefit issues. John has worked closely with health plans, financial institutions, and employers, as well as the IRS, Treasury, and Department of Labor, in addressing health benefit issues.