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This column will focus primarily on self-funded plans, the types of disputes that often arise relating to these plans, and suggestions for avoiding or resolving these disputes.

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In the December 2, 2021 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Edward T. Kang and Ryan T. Kirk of Kang Haggerty co-authored “Self-Funded Employer Health Plans: Benefits, Pitfalls and Strategies.

The majority of Americans receive their health coverage through some type of employer-based insurance, and there are two main types of plans: fully insured and self-funded. Fully insured plans offer health insurance in the more conventional sense, where an employer and its employees pay monthly premiums to an insurer, who then covers the cost of medical treatment provided by its network of professionals. Continue reading ›

Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt has once again received national recognition for its Construction Law practice in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022. The firm appeared in the national rankings for both Construction Law and Litigation – Construction. The practice is led by Henry Donner.

In addition, the firm was recognized for excellence in the Philadelphia Metropolitan listings as a Tier 1 law firm in Litigation – Construction for the region. Construction Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Commercial Litigation all were recognized as well. Kang Haggerty’s reputation as a go-to business litigation boutique continues to grow each year.

Firms included in the 12th Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Best-Lawyers-2022-Headshots-Only-1024x624Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Congratulations to Henry J. Donner, Gregory H. Mathews and Kandis L. Kovalsky.

Donner also received recognition as “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice of Litigation – Construction for Philadelphia.

Attorneys were recognized in the following practice areas for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

Tablet with financial reports next to man with briefcase.Given the pandemic and its effect on financial markets coupled with the loss of contribution hours in certain industries, such a construction, many defined benefit pension plans have become underfunded once again.  What may come as a surprise to contributing employers of multi-employer pension plans is the impact an underfunded pension plan can have on their business upon withdrawal from the plan.  Employers should be aware of withdrawal liability and how to minimize its financial consequences. Continue reading ›

When considering creating a social media policy, it is important to keep in mind that you will never be able to completely control social media use by your employees. There are, however, a few ways that you can successfully create a social media policy that will allow you to place legal boundaries around media use.

1. Create a Policy and BE Informative: Notify your Employees that you are creating a policy. Keeping them informed mitigates future “I didn’t know” excuses. Also, employees have the legal right to be informed about any new policy change or creation.

2. BE Informed: Before you start drafting anything, be informed about recent legislation regarding Social Media policies and cases that have created different interpretations of existing policies. Three major examples are:

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