Ropes & Gray attorneys have experience assisting employers in establishing employee benefit plans that are compliant with health care reform statutes, and regularly counsel clients concerning the effective implementation of ACA-compliant practices and policies. Our employee benefits team includes attorneys familiar with the design of policies for both tax-exempt organizations (including hospitals, museums and universities) and public companies, and they lead client efforts relating to plan design strategy and negotiation of plan agreements for retirement, health & wellness and executive compensation policies, as well as in related matters including plan analysis, compliance audits, Department of Labor investigations, EPCRS remedies, benefits claims litigation, and reporting and disclosure protocol.
With regard to health plan advice, the Ropes & Gray employee benefits team includes attorneys, benefits consultants and actuaries that perform cost analysis, plan testing and renewal negotiations, often achieving significant cost savings for clients.
Additionally, members of our employee benefits practice assist clients in managing IRS audits, ensuring compliance with 409A non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and 457(b) and 457(f) deferred compensation plans, employment & severance agreements, and the negotiation of 3rd party contracts.
Alerts & Publications
- Supreme Court Upholds Availability of Affordable Care Act Subsidies in States with Federally-Run Exchanges
(June 25, 2015)
- Medicare Shared Savings Program: CMS Finalizes Changes Affecting All ACOs
(June 11, 2015)
- CMS Changes to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2015
(June 3, 2014)
- "Employers, Consider Refreshed Options Under ACA," Law360, (March 2014)