Overturning Roe v. Wade: Impact on Employee Benefit Plans and Next Steps for Plan Sponsors and Administrators

A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

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This CLE webinar will provide employee benefits counsel and plan fiduciaries an in-depth analysis of 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 critical next steps for plan sponsors and administrators considering the ramifications of the Court's ruling.

Description

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in its ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This ruling has wide-ranging implications for employees, healthcare professionals, and key components of democracy and individual rights. ERISA counsel and plan sponsors must navigate a variety of issues with their current group employee benefit plans, administration, and next steps in light of the Court's decision.

Employers offering reproductive health benefits through their employee benefit plans and other organizations whose operations involve family planning services are likely to face many questions about coverage and access to these services considering Dobbs. These organizations must examine their services, benefits, and other key items to identify areas of risk under newly enforced state laws, including potential litigation.

Listen as our panel discusses the 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 critical next steps for plan sponsors and administrators due to the ramifications of the Court's ruling.

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Outline

  1. Court ruling in Dobbs; implications of overturning Roe v. Wade
  2. Amending health plans or adopting new plans post-Roe v. Wade reversal
  3. Recent state law developments and potential litigation risks
  4. Next steps and best practices for employers and employee benefits counsel

Benefits

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?

Faculty

Bianchi, Alden
Alden J. Bianchi

Member / Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

Mr. Bianchi is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice....  |  Read More

Downs, Tiffany
Tiffany D. Downs

Partner
FordHarrison

Ms. Downs advises and assists plan administrators and fiduciaries with the design, drafting and administration of...  |  Read More

Watson, Roberta
Roberta Casper Watson

Partner
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

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