Congress, U.S. federal agencies and states have promulgated an ever-increasing flood of new rules and regulations governing employer-sponsored health & welfare (H&W) plans. Employers and plan administrators struggle to “know the law” and properly apply it as it develops. Our H&W practice provides the advice and practical know-how necessary to ensure ongoing compliance and avoid potential liability.
Alston & Bird was one of the first firms to recognize and act upon the need for focused H&W benefits expertise. Members of the H&W practice have attained national recognition through publishing, lecturing, prior government service, and day-to-day client representation. John Hickman is author to four major treatises on Cafeteria Plans, Health Care Reform, HIPAA and Consumer-Driven Health Care. Ashley Gillihan is the author of the Flexible Benefits Answer Book. Former Congressman and long-time Ways and Means Committee member Earl Pomeroy spent his career on Capitol Hill immersed in the issues faced by the employer community and is known for his appreciation of the challenges faced by employers with respect to employee benefits. Carolyn Smith worked more than 20 years on the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, advising Congress on health, pension, and tax matters from both a technical and policy perspective.
Health & Welfare Benefits Lunch Group
For almost 20 years we have been providing monthly Health & Welfare Benefits briefings for our clients. Over 150 companies join us in our office and by telephone each month. We are pleased to make copies of our materials available below.
Click this link to be added to our list. Select “Health & Welfare Benefits Monthly Update” from the list of available publications.
Linked below are downloadable versions of our presentation materials from the past few years.
The linked documents were current as of the listed publication date. Subsequent legal developments may have occurred that could impact the content included therein. The documents have not been updated for subsequent developments.