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

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
Electronic health records for a national beverage manufacturer
Assisted a national beverage manufacturer in designing electronic health records for its employee group health plan. more
Employee benefits for a national beverage manufacturer regarding acquisition of two publicly trading companies
Counseled a national beverage manufacturer in the employee benefits matters regarding its acquisition of two publicly traded corporation in an 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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