About Steve Mindy

Steve Mindy not only understands the ins and outs of employee benefit plans, he knows the delicate balance they strike in the overall health of an organization. Clients turn to him for help navigating issues from group health plans, health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), to fringe benefits and legal matters from new technology like mobile devices, apps and wearables.

Benefits strategies with an eye on compliance

With his extensive knowledge of the privacy and security laws that impact benefit plans, including HIPAA's privacy and security requirements, Steve frequently helps covered entities and business associates comply with breach and security incident notification requirements under HIPAA and other privacy laws.

Steve combines experience with the latest industry information to assist clients with ERISA's plan-asset rules, trust requirements and prohibited transaction exemptions. Knowing that not all plans are "one size fits all," he advises clients on association health plans (AHPs) and multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs), voluntary employees' beneficiary associations (VEBAs) and union multiemployer plans. As HSAs continue to grow in popularity, he has built a niche practice counseling financial institutions, insurance companies and nonbank trustees on HSA matters.

Steve uses his prior experience as a federal law enforcement officer to assist clients with criminal and civil investigations and audits by the federal and state agencies that regulate benefit plans and data privacy and security.

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Practice Focus

  • Health and wellness plan counseling
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Employee benefit counseling
  • ERISA litigation and regulatory investigations

Publications

  • How to Make Sure an HSA Avoids ERISA
    September 28, 2017

Presentations and Events

  • Presenter
    August 14, 2019
  • Presenter | Regulatory and Legislative Update: The latest on what's in store for HSAs in Washington from initiatives in Congress and at regulatory agencies
    June 5–7, 2019
  • Business and Legal Resources
    Presenter | Association Health Plans: Benefits and Risks under New Final DOL Rule webinar
    July 19, 2018
  • Clear Law Institute
    Presenter | New ERISA Disability and Claims Appeal Regulations in Effect after April 1: What to Do Right Now to Comply webinar
    May 21, 2018
  • Business and Legal Resources
    Presenter | How to Wrap webinar
    January 10, 2018
  • Strafford
    Presenter | HSAs, FSA, HRAs webinar
    November 28, 2017
  • Plansponsor National Conference
    Panelist | The Role of Health Savings Accounts
    June 7–9, 2017