Timothy Klimpl to Present Webinar on Association Health Plans for ERISA Counsel

Posted on September 17th, 2019

Timothy S. Klimpl, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Association Health Plans: Recent Developments, Key Issues, and Best Practices for ERISA Counsel,” a webinar sponsored by Strafford Publications, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 24.

About the Presentation

The presentation will cover recent regulatory and judicial developments, Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements, and best practices for ERISA compliance. Included will be an overview of the district court ruling and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) response, other options for association plans, MEWA regulations and other state challenges, and best practices for Association Health Plans (AHPs) to ensure compliance with federal and state law. Presenters will also identify areas of concern following the district court’s ruling on the DOL final regulations for AHPs, determine “commonality of interest” in qualifying as bona fide association under the DOL’s prior guidance, review understanding ACA requirements and exemptions applicable to small employers and AHPs, recognize state law challenges and MEWA regulations impacting AHPs, and establish the applicability of new provisions to current plans and best practices to ensure compliance.

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“Despite the current legal limbo surrounding Association Health Plans, they remain a significant part of the national conversation about how best to provide employer-sponsored health coverage,” said Klimpl.

About Timothy Klimpl

Klimpl has represented a broad array of employee benefit plans, including corporate, multiemployer, and governmental employee benefit plans providing retirement, health, disability, dental and other welfare benefits. His work on executive compensation matters includes equity and incentive compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, employment agreements and severance issues, including Section 409A compliance. He advises clients on issues including ERISA compliance, the Pension Protection Act, the Affordable Care Act, ACA investigations, COBRA, HIPAA, tax qualification requirements under the Internal Revenue Code for employee benefit plans, preparation of benefit determination notices, and the IRS Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) for retirement plans under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).

Klimpl has been listed in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Super Lawyers® New York Metro Rising Stars. Only two-and-a-half percent of New York attorneys are given this honor, which recognizes lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years.

Klimpl received his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.A., cum laude, from Syracuse University.

About Norris McLaughlin

Norris McLaughlin’s executive compensation and employee benefits attorneys provide counsel and advice on the full array of employee benefits and tax issues arising in the workplace.

Norris McLaughlin is a full service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with main offices located in Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, PA. For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit