Trucker Huss provides a broad array of legal services that are necessary to design, implement and operate the various types of health, welfare, and other fringe benefit plans sponsored by employers and unions.
Through our work with plan sponsors, multi-employer trusts, benefits consultants, insurance brokers and third party administrators, our attorneys have acquired extensive experience advising clients on the following types of plans:
- Group health plans, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements
- Section 125 cafeteria plans, including Health Flexible Spending Account Plans and Dependent Care Assistance Plans
- Short-term and Long-term Disability Plans including California Voluntary Disability Plans
- Group Life and Accident Insurance Plans
- Long-term Care Insurance Plans
- Educational Assistance Plans
- Severance Plans
- Wellness Plans
- Health Savings Accounts
- Commuter Benefit 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 the portability, privacy, EDI and security provisions of HIPAA and issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and terminations. We help our clients design and restate their plans, draft trust agreements and summary plan descriptions, and prepare and review other employee communications.
Our attorneys have broad experience in negotiating and evaluating vendor agreements. We also represent our clients in plan audits conducted by the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.
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- Improper Delegation of Authority Could Cost a Plan its Deferential Standard of Review
GISUE MEHDI and MARY E. POWELL, December, 2018 The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) gives participants and beneficiaries the right to have plan benefit denials reviewed in federal court. The court reviews a plan claims administrator’s benefit denial decision as “de novo” (looking at the facts anew and reaching its own decision, with no […]READ MORE
- 2019 Pension Plan Limitation Highlights
SHANNON OLIVER, December, 2018 On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-83, containing the cost-of-living adjustments related to retirement plan limitations under the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). These changes will take effect on January 1, 2019. Below are some of the highlights. Limitations That Have Increased The limitation on the annual […]READ MORE
- IRS Issues Initial Code Section 83(i) Guidance – Mostly Good News
J. MARC FOSSE, December 10, 2018 The IRS has provided initial guidance in Notice 2018-97 (the “Notice”) about certain statutory requirements for private corporations granting options and restricted stock units (RSUs) which they intend to treat as qualified equity grants under section 83(i) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). If an option or RSU […]READ MORE