Loading

Amy D. Healy

Counsel


ahealy@healylawdc.com


Before Amy joined the firm, she was Counsel at the Washington, D.C. office of Miller & Chevalier, a nationally recognized tax and employee benefits law firm.

 

Amy has practiced in the field of employee benefits and health insurance for more than 10 years. Her experience includes both welfare plans and tax-qualified retirement plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. She also has experience with federal and state health insurance matters, including Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) rules, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and high-risk pools. Amy has advised clients on compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health reform law.

 

Amy has significant experience advising employers and other benefit plan professionals on welfare benefit plan matters. She provides assistance to sponsors of health and welfare plans, who must maintain the required documents, policies and procedures to comply with both federal and, in some cases, state law. She has extensive experience drafting and reviewing plan documentation and participant communications. Her experience includes drafting and maintaining welfare plan documents including summary plan descriptions, summary of material modifications, COBRA and HIPAA notices.

 

Amy has extensive experience with Section 125 cafeteria plans, self-funded medical plans including active and retiree medical plans, health reimbursement arrangements, health savings account plans, dental plans, vision plans, and “wrap plans” that supplement the insurance certificates of coverage for fully-insured arrangements.

 

Amy also advises plan sponsors on compliance issues under COBRA and HIPAA, including HIPAA privacy and security compliance. She helps clients monitor legal developments and regulatory changes that impact health and welfare benefit plans. She also provides assistance with issues related to same-sex and domestic partner benefits, and leave issues arising under the Family Medical Leave Act, short-term and long-term disability plans.

 

Bar Admissions

 

District of Columbia

Maryland

 

Experience

 

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Thompson Hine LLP

Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Chartered

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP

 

Legal Education

 

1999 J.D. with High Honors, George Washington University Law School

Order of the Coif

Ogden W. Fields Award

The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics

George Washington Moot Court Board

 

Undergraduate Education

 

1994 B.A., Davidson College

Phi Beta Kappa

Honors in Religion

 

Publications

 

Massachusetts Legislative Update: Expanded Mental Health Parity, Fair Share Testing, and Minimum Creditable Coverage, Journal of Pension Benefits (Winter 2009)

 

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partners: What Do They Mean for Welfare Benefit Plans?, Journal of Pension Benefits (Autumn 2008)

 

Reexamining Retaliatory Taxation: Can the Means Justify the End?, 16 State Tax Notes 2153 (June 28, 1999)