With the passage of sweeping U.S. health care reform legislation, virtually all businesses and individuals were confronted with new and complex challenges regarding health insurance coverage and related employee benefits, employment law and other legal issues that have far-reaching consequences – economically and otherwise. Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has largely upheld the Affordable Care Act, employers and plan sponsors, as well as the health care industry, need to continue their implementation efforts.
Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force, comprised of more than a dozen lawyers from our Employee Benefits, Health Care, Labor and Tax practices, are partnering with clients to navigate through the complex new health care legislation. Our lawyers are helping clients develop and deploy effective legally-compliant strategies to implement health care reform in a manner consistent with client business strategies.
As part of our effort to help employers understand the sweeping changes brought about by health care reform, Task Force members Jim Napoli and Paul Hamburger co-authored the handbook The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide). Additionally, members of the Task Force have written dozens of articles that provide much needed analysis and guidance. These pieces have been published in The National Law Journal, Bloomberg Law Reports, SHRM, Law 360 and the New York Law Journal.
Our lawyers have been busy crisscrossing the country, speaking to clients and health care organizations, explaining the new law and what it means for employers and health care providers moving forward. Some of these organizations include the American Bar Association, the American Benefits Council, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Employers Health Coalition.
Consistently ranked in the top tier by Chambers USA our lawyers have been described as “knowledgeable, practical and they understand issues in a business context.” The Legal 500 says Proskauer “‘delivers excellent service’” and “its executive compensation and employee benefits lawyers are ‘thorough, smart, and up to date, and provide their advice in a timely manner.’” Chambers USA sources say Proskauer’s Health Care lawyers can address "any issue that may come up, the resources that are available to the attorney that we deal with are seemingly endless and they are not afraid to pull those resources in."
Our office in the heart of Washington, DC perfectly positions us to stay current on health care reform legislation and, together with our seven other conveniently located U.S. offices, helps us keep businesses up-to-date and compliant and to offer consultation on proposed new laws and regulations. By signing up for our health care reform publications, you will be equipped with our analyses and guidance on these developments to assist you in making the most well-informed decisions for your companies, your employees, and your health care business.