Advocates for Labor and Progressive Institutions

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Jenifer Cromwell

Jenifer Cromwell advises plans, trustees, unions, and employers on a wide range of federal tax and ERISA matters regarding employee benefits. Her practice encompasses health and welfare benefit plans and qualified retirement plans.

Jen’s work with health and welfare plans includes counseling on federal laws and regulations applicable to health plans, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the No Surprises Act. Jen’s practice also includes counseling plans and plan sponsors on the establishment, design, and operation of their health and welfare plans, including compliance with HIPAA privacy and security, claims procedures, cafeteria plan regulations, COBRA, Form 5500 reporting, and participant disclosures and notices. Jen also works with a federal health plan advising on compliance with OPM FEHB requirements and health plan accreditation standards. Her work with qualified retirement plans includes counseling on compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, plan design and amendments, corrections, and participant disclosures. She regularly trains trustees on their fiduciary duties. She has extensive experience negotiating contracts with third-party administrators, recordkeepers, insurance carriers, consultants, and other plan service providers.

Jen volunteers, along with her family, as a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Jen graduated magna cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law. She is a member of the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. She served for six years on the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

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