I provide ongoing advice to clients on a broad range of compliance issues, including ERISA, tax, corporate, and securities laws and regulations. I have experience in the design and administration of health and welfare benefit plan design, and advise on compliance with various laws related to these plans, such as the Internal Revenue Code, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, COBRA and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Additionally, I advise employers on a variety of issues relating to health and welfare matters in the collective bargaining context.
I work with clients on the evaluation and selection of medical plan network claims administrators and negotiate related administrative services. I also consult clients on pharmacy benefit design and administration, including the negotiation of pharmacy benefit manager agreements, and evaluation of pricing guarantees.
My practice also includes advising on tax-qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans (both 401(k) and 403(b) plans), and executive compensation arrangements. Finally, I assist clients with the benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in connection with corporation transactions.
Health care in the United States is shrouded in uncertainty. Employers and plan sponsors are demanding more accountability and transparency from third-party administrators and pharmacy benefit managers. At the same time, provider market consolidation is putting a strain on traditional network discount arrangements, making value-based care more important than ever. Additionally, an explosion in digital health resources is enabling employers to deliver important health information and care in real time, but is putting a strain on privacy and security safeguards.
Washington, DC Corporate partner Damian Myers, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted throughout this article on the Biden Administration’s proposed rules that will impact how payers demonstrate mental health parity to federal regulators.
District of Columbia
Georgetown University Law Center, LLM
University of Georgia, B.S.
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.
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