Aftermath of Dobbs: Key Issues for Employee Benefit Plans, Plan Sponsors, and Administrators
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide employee benefits counsel and plan fiduciaries an in-depth analysis of the challenges faced by plan sponsors and administrators since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The panel will discuss the significant impact the Court's decision has on employee benefit plans, administration, and the risks of potential litigation stemming from the ruling. The panel will also discuss current issues that have arisen since the reversal of Roe v. Wade and offer best practices for plan sponsors and administrators in light of the ramifications of the Court's ruling.
- Court ruling in Dobbs; implications of overturning Roe v. Wade
- Amending health plans or adopting plans post-Roe v. Wade reversal
- Recent state law developments and potential litigation risks
- Best practices for employers and employee benefits counsel
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What are the implications of the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade?
- What are the key considerations and risks to organizations seeking to amend or adopt plans maintaining access to reproductive treatment and services?
- How are some states responding to the overturning of Roe v. Wade?
- What are the potential litigation risks and mechanisms to avoid them?
Alden J. Bianchi
McDermott Will & Emery
Mr. Bianchi is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice.... | Read More
Mr. Bianchi is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. He advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental, and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, stock and stock-based compensation arrangements, ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues, benefit-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and health and welfare plans. Mr. Bianchi is nationally renowned for his advice on the Affordable Care Act's impact on employers. He represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act. Mr. Bianchi has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of health care reform. His many published works include the Bloomberg/Bureau of National Affairs Health Care Reform Advisor, a comprehensive work on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans. Mr. Bianchi is also the current chair of the Bloomberg Tax Compensation Planning Journal Advisory Board.Close
Tiffany D. Downs
Ms. Downs advises and assists plan administrators and fiduciaries with the design, drafting and administration of... | Read More
Ms. Downs advises and assists plan administrators and fiduciaries with the design, drafting and administration of welfare and pension plans, including qualified and non-qualified plans, as well as ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, and COBRA compliance issues. She defends claims under ERISA for benefits, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and claims for equitable relief and discrimination for ERISA plan sponsors, plan administrators, fiduciaries, and third-party administrators.Close
Roberta Casper Watson
The Wagner Law Group
Ms. Watson focuses on ERISA and employee benefits. She concentrates on a wide array of areas including, pension and... | Read More
Ms. Watson focuses on ERISA and employee benefits. She concentrates on a wide array of areas including, pension and profit sharing plans, health and welfare benefit plans, including COBRA, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act, ERISA fiduciary decision-making, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, benefits litigation backup, benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits aspects of family law, labor laws affecting employee benefits, other employee benefits and deferred Compensation, and employee benefit disputes and employee benefits claims.Close