American Bar Association American Bar Association

Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

 • DATE: November 2 - 3, 2006
SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Taxation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.

Program Highlights

Attend the program, and learn what you need to know about:

• New and Pending Legislation Including Protocols re Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

• The Status of Subrogation after Sereboff

• Updates on State Pay or Play Laws

• Strategies for Employers Regarding Retiree Medical Benefits

• The Impact of Code Section 409A and Proxy Disclosure Rules on Health and Welfare Benefits, Including Severance

• Ethical Issues in Health and Welfare Plans


Who Should Attend?

• All lawyers seeking a comprehensive overview of health and welfare benefit plans and health care reform

• Practitioners requiring information directly from the Administration, Capitol Hill, Internal Revenue Service, EEOC, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS)

• Personnel managers, human resource professionals, accountants, and actuaries involved in the establishment or administration of these plans

• Health care professionals who want timely legislative and litigation updates, and information on current practices and health care reform

What Past Participants Have Said...

“The program is good for those who have been in the benefits field for years and for those new to the field.  A nice, wide array of topics was covered, mixing recent developments and established facts quite well. This program was well organized and actually fun to take part in.”

                - Dennis Fish, Department of Labor

“The presenters were all very good, clearly knowledgeable in the field. There was a great mix of general welfare plan information with more specific, technical information.”

                - Carolyn Trenda, McGuireWoods LLP

“A perfect seminar for the Health and Welfare Benefit Lawyer.  I learned all the new laws and had a volume of valuable information to take home and share with other attorneys in my office.”

                - Rosanne Lienhard, IBP, Inc.

“Good information, great for updating your knowledge. This is a great way to interact with other practitioners and appropriate government regulators that those not from DC generally do not have!”

                - Thomas A. Conlon, Jr., Hinman, Howard & Kaltell, LLP

“Knowledgeable speakers, comfortable atmosphere, handbook is excellent!”

                - Cindy Dunwater, IFCBP

Registration Information


Attend the entire two-day program, the luncheon, each breakfast, and network with other registrants and faculty.  Registrations must be postmarked, e-mailed or faxed by Wednesday, October 4th to receive the Early Bird discount.

Early Bird Registration - Before October 4

$945 General Public

$845 ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

$745 Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)

Full Tuition - After October 4

$995 General Public

$895 ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

$795 Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)

On-Site Tuition

$1045 General Public

$945 ABA Member ($100 Savings - join a Section, and save even more!)

$845 Sponsoring Section Member ($200 Savings)



If three or more register from the same firm, one registrant will receive a $50 reduction in program tuition!  Every registrant will receive a copy of the informative course materials book, which can be used as a comprehensive resource long after the program is held. Each registrant will also be eligible for MCLE accreditation within those states that require continuing legal education.


Financial scholarships to defray tuition expenses for full-time LL.B. candidates only are available for this program.  To request an application or receive additional information, contact Karen Case at 202.662.8641.  Scholarship applications must be received in the ABA offices no later than thirty days prior to the program presentation. 


If you have a specific question that you want answered, you can fax or email it up to the day before the program to Karen Case (FAX: 202.622.8682 or, or ask the speakers directly during the program presentation.

Services For Persons With Disabilities

If special arrangements are required, please contact Karen Case at 202.662.8641. Reasonable advance notice is requested.

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