With all of the changing and increasing rules that apply to welfare benefit plans comes the potential for significant liability to employers whose plans fail to meet the new requirements. This is especially significant because welfare benefit plans historically have been the plans to which employers devoted the least attention relative to federal regulation.
We have the expertise to provide proactive counseling in all of these areas so that our clients can avoid liability and remain industry leaders. We also provide advice regarding funded welfare benefit trusts—sometimes called voluntary employee beneficiary associations (VEBAs)—split-dollar life insurance products, and the tax aspects of providing welfare benefits to domestic partners.
Orrick lawyers help employers avoid liability from increasing and changing rules governing: