Health Care Reform
The recent passage of health care reform legislation titled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making benefits administration ever more complex and time-consuming and has the potential to increase employer costs. The risks associated with non-compliance can result in significant government penalties and costly litigation fees.
One of the unique advantages Woodruff-Sawyer brings to clients is our active support and direct consultation on benefits compliance. Our Compliance team is led by our Compliance Officer, an attorney who was formerly with the United States Department of Labor and was awarded by Business Insurance as a 2010 Woman to Watch. Our Compliance team’s comprehensive services help safeguard against the costly consequences of non-compliance, reduce your own legal expenses, and assist you with complex and time-consuming administration. The current administration and lawmakers in Washington DC have given employers a lot to filter since the passage of ACA. The Woodruff-Sawyer Compliance team partners with employers to ensure their benefit plans are in compliance with benefits law. Laws like ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, ACA, FMLA and other are complex. The Woodruff-Sawyer Compliance team’s role is to simplify these laws as they change and evolve so you know exactly how it will impact you and your corporation.
Woodruff-Sawyer is an advocate for our benefits clients and we want to hear how health care legislation impacts you and your employees. Our compliance team knows that legislative changes can cause anxiety for many employers and our goal is to find straightforward solutions that are easy to clarify for those clients that need assistance. Our Compliance team members are always open for questions and consultations directly with clients. We are happy to go the extra mile to earn and retain your business.
We actively meet with government officials so we understand where the legislation is going. We also invest in and partner with outside counsel expert firms to submit comments to the government on how the regulations should be shaped in the future.
If you would like additional information, review our complete Health Care Reform Services or please contact one of Compliance Team members.
*Woodruff-Sawyer does not provide attorney client privileged legal advice to clients and any services delivered by the compliance team are no substitute for legal advice or opinion in any particular case. IRS circular 230 disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any tax advice contained in this communication unless expressly stated otherwise, was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax related penalties under the Internal Revenue code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matter(s) addressed herein.