October 16, 2021

Volume XI, Number 289


Maureen M. Maly

An employee benefits lawyer, Maureen Maly helps companies design cost-effective health and welfare programs, while minimizing legal risks and administrative complications. She develops an understanding of the client's employee benefits history, structure and strategy — and strives to exceed expectations of high-quality, practical, efficient and responsive employee benefits counsel.

Guiding Employers on Health Reform

Maureen helps employers make sense of health care reform and their options, including:

  • Advising on reporting and disclosure obligations, compliance obligations and potential penalties, including advising on essential health benefits, actuarial value and other insurance market reforms
  • Determining how ACA's "pay or play" penalties may affect an employer’s workforce
  • Evaluating employers’ options for joining a private exchange
  • Revising or terminating existing retiree medical plans, due to the availability of insurance exchanges for coverage
  • Advising on collective bargaining obligations and language to address ACA contingencies
  • Advising on ACA compliance for nontraditional workforces

Maureen also advises health insurers on the impact of HIPAA on their insurance exchange participation.

Managing HIPAA Privacy and Security

Maureen works to help clients stay HIPAA compliant and manage related issues, including:

  • Assisting with privacy and security breach incidents
  • Designing and implementing HIPAA training programs
  • Negotiating business associate contracts
  • Drafting detailed HIPAA privacy and security compliance policies and procedures

International Health and Welfare Contracts

Internationally, Maureen advises large, multinational/international corporations on:

  • Administration and compliance for global medical programs and expatriate plans
  • Coordinating issues between global and U.S. medical plan
  • Negotiating contracts with health and welfare providers in Canada

Articles in the National Law Review database by Maureen M. Maly