Edward I. Leeds

Edward I. Leeds, Philadelphia attorney, Ballard Spahr Law firm, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensationattorney
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Professional Biography

Edward I. Leeds concentrates on issues relating to the design, administration, and taxation of health and other welfare benefit plans. His practice has evolved with the laws and market forces that shape those plans. Mr. Leeds advises clients about compliance with the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, HITECH, COBRA, cafeteria plan rules, and other legal requirements. He prepares clients for audits of their privacy and security measures under HIPAA and advises them about the rules governing wellness initiatives.

Mr. Leeds represents employers in the negotiation and drafting of contracts with insurers, third-party administrators, and other vendors. He helps them establish Medicare-related programs, such as  Medicare Advantage plans and EGWPs. He assists in the drafting of plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and communications, advises clients about reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act and ERISA, and helps prepare health plans, healthcare procedures, and their vendors for the prospect of HIPAA audits.

Mr. Leeds is the firm's HIPAA Privacy Counsel.

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