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EEOC Alleges Abortion Travel Benefits Violate ADA, Title VII; Abortion Rates Tick Up; Indiana Judge Rules Ban Violates Religious Freedom

By on Jan 12, 2023
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

Lawyers are advising employers to beef up their health-related travel benefits to emphasize equal access for all employees as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission begins to target employers that have expanded travel coverage for abortions. EEOC’s charges come as new data indicate the rate of abortions accessed by Americans has ticked up, reversing a years-long...

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Event | Benefits Emerging Leaders Working Group

By on Feb 26, 2019
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Fiduciary and Investment Issues, Health and Welfare Plans, Retirement Plans

Join us on March 7 in Chicago for our annual Benefits Emerging Leaders Working Group, which provides benefit professionals with tools to better serve employees in an ever-changing benefits landscape. Our presentations will tackle the latest benefits hot topics and best practice solutions and will be supplemented with important networking opportunities aimed to connect tomorrow’s...

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Digital Health Drives Forward – A Roadmap of Regulations

By on Feb 21, 2019
Posted In Health and Welfare Plans

New digital health regulations arose at the federal and state level in 2018, bolstering the existing legal framework to further support and encourage digital health adoption in the context of care coordination and the move to value-based payment. McDermott’s 2018 Digital Health Year in Review: Focus on Care Coordination and Reimbursement report – the second in a...

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2018 Digital Health Data Developments – Navigating Change in 2019

By on Feb 14, 2019
Posted In Privacy and Data Security

Data privacy and security legislation and enforcement saw significant activity in 2018 and early 2019. McDermott’s 2018 Digital Health Year in Review: Focus on Data report – the first in a four-part series – highlights notable developments and guidance that health care providers, digital health companies and other health care industry stakeholders should navigate in 2019. Here, we...

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Event | Employment and Employee Benefits Forum: Strategic Planning in the Face of Disruption

By on Jan 16, 2019
Posted In Benefit Controversies, Employee Benefits, Employment

There is significant risk and exposure facing senior leaders charged with workplace and workforce management. As we launch into 2019, it is more critical than ever for in-house counsel and HR professionals to effectively manage ongoing risks and strategically plan for what’s ahead. To learn more, join our half-day forum and reception in one of...

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Webinar | Employer Options for Student Loan Benefits

By on Sep 28, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Retirement Plans

Join us Friday, October 5 for our monthly Fridays with Benefits webinar on employer options for student loan benefits. Student loan debt is an increasingly significant concern for employees and student loan benefits are becoming an increasingly significant way for employers to attract and retain key talent. Join members of the McDermott Benefits Team for...

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The Effects of the Final Tax Reform Bill for Employers

By on Dec 22, 2017
Posted In Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, Health and Welfare Plans, Retirement Plans

On Wednesday, both houses of Congress voted to pass the final tax reform bill (the Act) and send it to President Trump for signature.  The Act represents the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in decades and will have a significant impact on businesses and individual taxpayers. The final bill also includes changes that...

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