Welfare Benefit Plans and Fringe Benefits

Because of the continuing growth in medical and other welfare benefit liabilities and ever-changing federal and state legislation in the health care area, welfare benefit issues have increased in recent years. Stevens & Lee has long helped clients find creative solutions to the legal and financial concerns raised by welfare benefit plans. We assist clients quickly and efficiently with respect to the latest legislative changes, regulatory developments and plan design and funding issues, as well as on technical and often misunderstood medical concepts, such as COBRA and HIPAA compliance, Medicare secondary payor liability, VEBAs, HSAs and special tax rules applicable to self-insured medical reimbursement plans.

Stevens & Lee also advises and represents clients in connection with retiree medical benefits through the implementation of new plan designs, funding mechanisms and benefits administration.

We represent clients with respect to the entire range of welfare benefit plans, including cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements, group term life insurance, disability benefits, severance benefits, salary continuation benefits, out placement services, dependent care assistance, education benefits, charitable matching contribution programs, qualified transportation benefits, employee discounts and other tax advantaged employee fringe benefits.