Tzvia Feiertag is a senior associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. She practices exclusively in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits-related tax law.
Tzvia advises a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, financial service companies, media and publishing companies, private companies and not-for-profit organizations on all aspects of pension and welfare benefit plans. She counsels clients on the design, implementation and operation of 401(k), defined contribution, defined benefit, and self-insured and fully-insured medical, life and disability plans, as well as cafeteria plans, health savings account plans, flexible spending account programs and severance plans.
In addition, Tzvia has extensive experience handling plan termination issues for single employer plans as well as multiemployer pension plan withdrawal issues under Title IV of ERISA. Her employee benefits practice includes counseling in connection with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws affecting employee benefit plans, as well as Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor audits and corrective programs, plan administration, qualification requirements, controlled group analysis, fiduciary responsibilities, prohibited transactions, and benefit claims matters.
In connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions, Tzvia analyzes employee benefit issues and drafts and negotiates key benefit provisions, including provisions involving controlled groups, overfunded and underfunded defined benefit plans, post-retirement health and welfare liabilities, severance obligations, and COBRA obligations.
Tzvia also routinely counsels multiemployer trust funds in general benefits compliance areas, such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, participant communication, and COBRA and HIPAA. She also assists clients in addressing multiemployer pension plan funding.
Tzvia has lectured on various employee benefits issues relating to COBRA, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, HIPAA Portability laws, wellness programs, provision of benefits to same-sex spouses and domestic partners and has authored articles on topics including qualified plans, HIPAA, COBRA, and Medicare. Tzvia is a contributing author to the 5th edition of The New Health Care Reform Law – What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), published by Thompson Information Services.