At Kilpatrick Townsend we recognize that increasingly complex and rapidly changing health and welfare laws can seem daunting and overwhelming at times. We pride ourselves on our ability to find timely, workable and innovative solutions that permit clients to achieve their business goals.

Our team represents a number of public, private and non-profit corporations in structuring, designing and operating employer-sponsored health and welfare, cafeteria, fringe benefit and flexible compensation plans. This work involves plan design and documentation, drafting and negotiating contracts with third-party administrators, insurers and other service providers, drafting employee communications, funding and VEBA advice, claims and litigation advice, state and local compliance issues, and interaction with government agencies.

Kilpatrick Townsend’s health and welfare experience goes back four decades and includes participating in the enactment of the rules for cafeteria plans and the health plan nondiscrimination rules. Our attorneys have worked with officials at every major governmental agency, including the Treasury, IRS, DOL, HHS and CMS, and we have had an active and sophisticated health and welfare practice in Washington for more than 20 years. Perhaps our most important strength is our tradition of acting as legal counselors who bring a broad, practical perspective to technical issues.

Health & Welfare Plans

Experience Highlights

Employee benefits for Acuity Brands Inc. subsidiary spin off
Advised Acuity Brands Inc., one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures, with respect to executive compensation and employee benefit more
Obtaining various regulatory exemptions for a benefits payment services company
Represented a benefits payment services company in obtaining exemptions from the HIPAA electronic transaction rule. more
Health and welfare plans and 401(k) plan compliance advice for a distributor of industrial control products and programmable logic controllers
Advise a direct seller of automation and industrial control products in connection with federal laws impacting health and welfare plans and with more
Executive benefit programs for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in the restructuring of its executive benefit programs, including executive medical and split dollar life more

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