Ann Carr Mackey

Of Counsel || Indianapolis

Ms. Mackey has practiced law for over 35 years. Early in her career she was a criminal attorney, litigator, environmental attorney, estate planning attorney and divorce attorney. For more than 20 years, she has specialized in employee benefits. Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in the spring of 2010, Ms. Mackey has played a key role helping employers comply with the requirements of Health Care Reform. She is co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Health Care Reform Subgroup.

As an employee benefits lawyer, Ms. Mackey has advised large and small employers regarding the design and operation of their benefit plans, defended employers in IRS and DOL audits, cured plan defects, and assisted with benefits due diligence in acquisitions and divestitures. She advises companies on the design and operation of company-owned or leased primary care medical clinics.

Because of her broad legal background, Ms. Mackey is uniquely positioned to help employers evaluate and manage risks arising from the design and operation of their benefit plans.

Ms. Mackey is a frequent speaker on benefit topics, in particular the employer mandate and other requirements of Health Care Reform.

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Ms. Mackey has provided benefits consulting advice to large national medical device makers, county hospitals, specialty hospitals, manufacturing companies and service providers. She has served as fund counsel to trade association and union multi-employer plans, has negotiated and drafted employment and severance agreements for executives, and has drafted non-qualified deferred compensation plans and agreements.

Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1974
  • B.A., with honors, Principia College, 1969

Admittance to Practice

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits

Professional Activities

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefits
  • American Society of Pension Plan Actuaries

Speeches

  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Benefits Management During Leaves of Absence – Challenges for Employers" - Chicago - May 6, 2016
  • Indiana Bankers Association Group Insurance Trust Client Seminar - "COBRA and the ACA" - Indianapolis - March 21, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "What's New With the ACA? Planning for 2016 and Beyond" - March 3, 2016
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Are You Ready? Meeting the New Reporting Requirements Under the Affordable Care Act" - Indianapolis - September 15, 2015
  • Indiana Bankers Association Group Insurance Trust Client Webinar - "Affordable Care Act: New Employer Reporting Requirements for 2015" - June 9 - 17, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Same-Sex Marriage Benefit Plan Administration Issues for Employers" - San Antonio - May 15, 2015
  • Indiana Bankers Association Group Insurance Trust Client Seminar - "Affordable Care Act: New Employer Reporting Requirements for 2015" - Indianapolis - March 16, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - "ACA: New Employer Reporting Requirements for 2015" - March 10, 2015
  • Indiana Lawyer Seminar - Cutting Edge Issues in Employment Law - "Affordable Care Act - Fees and Forms" - Indianapolis - September 30, 2014
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Speakers Panel: ERISA at 40: Top 10 Cases for Dinner Party Conversations" - September 18, 2014
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Affordable Care Act Workshop: Part II - Fees and Forms"" - Indianapolis - September 17, 2014
  • Indiana Benefits Conference - "Same Song, Different Dance, New Guidance on the Employer Mandate and Reporting Requirements under the Affordable Care Act" - Indianapolis - May 20, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Getting a Healthy Future: Wellness Programs Continue to Evolve" - Las Vegas - May 9, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - "The Affordable Care Act's New Reporting Requirements - Are You Ready?" - Indianapolis - April 23, 2014
  • Indiana Bankers Association Group Insurance Trust Client Seminar - "Am I Subject to the Employer Mandate?" - Indianapolis - March 10, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Staying Out of the ERISA Penalty Box - Practical Tips for Benefit Administrators" - Las Vegas - February 28, 2014
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Recent Developments in Employment Law - "Health Care Reform Act Update - What is the Employer Mandate? What Must Employers Do?" - Indianapolis - December 12, 2013
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Health Care Reform - Are You Ready?" - Indianapolis - September 12, 2013
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "How Do Your Plans Define Spouse? Employee Benefits Consequences of the Supreme Court Decision on DOMA" - Indianapolis - September 12, 2013
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "How Does Health Care Reform Change Wellness Plans? New Rules for Health-Based Incentives" - Indianapolis - September 12, 2013
  • South Central Indiana HR Association - "The Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate" - Bloomington - July 10, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "'Carrots', 'Sticks' and Laws: Workplace Wellness Programs" - New Orleans - May 10, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - "The Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate Goes Live in 2014 - Are You Ready?" - Indianapolis - April 16, 2013
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Pension & Benefits Committee - "Health Care Reform: What is the Employer Mandate? What Must Employers Do and When?" - Indianapolis - April 12, 2013
  • Indiana Bankers Association Group Insurance Trust Client Seminar - "How You Can Use the Trust to Survive the Employer Mandate and Health Care Reform" - Indianapolis - March 18, 2013
  • MJ Insurance - "Health Care Reform" - Indianapolis - February 19, 2013
  • The Central Indiana Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, Annual Meeting - "Current Benefit Issues" - Indianapolis - November 8, 2012
  • HR Dimensions and Hylant Group Client Seminar - "Health Care Reform - The Supreme Court Has Spoken – Now What?" - Indianapolis - October 10, 2012
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Disability Benefits: The Most Litigated ERISA Claim" - Indianapolis - September 13, 2012
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Fiduciary Tune Up" - Indianapolis - September 13, 2012
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce & Ogletree Deakins Annual Employee Benefits Seminar - "Hot Topics: What to Watch for 2012 and Beyond" - Indianapolis - September 13, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Winning the Fiduciary Game" - Phoenix - May 11, 2012
  • Indiana Bankers Association Group Insurance Trust – Annual Employer Seminar - "Update on Health Care Reform" - Indianapolis - March 19, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins and Knowledge Congress Webinar - "Understanding New IRS Rules in Filing Revised Form 5300" - February 9, 2012
  • Indiana State Bar Association - "Update On Healthcare Reform For Those Who Represent Employers" - Indianapolis - December 15, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Coordinating Benefits in Leave of Absence Situations" - Indianapolis - October 5, 2011
  • Indiana Benefits Conference - "Getting It Right: Ending Enrollment Errors" - Indianapolis - September 20, 2011
  • Gibson Insurance and Anthem Healthcare Summit V - "Compliance Update" - South Bend - March 10, 2011
  • December 10, 2013 - SHRM.org - "Health Care and Seasonal Employees: Mind the Minefields"
  • May 9, 2016 - SHRM.org - "Inform Employees About Their Benefits When Taking Leaves of Absence"
  • July 1, 2015 - SCOTUSblog - "Wednesday Roundup"
  • February 20, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer Federal Tax Weekly - "Final Employer Mandate Regs Amplify Key Terms, Requirements"
  • October 11, 2013 - Corporate Counsel - "Reminder to Employers: Seasonal Workers Have Rights Too"
  • May 9, 2012 - The Indiana Lawyer - "More Attorneys Choosing Gradual Retirement"
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018-present)
  • Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by peers in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Indiana Super Lawyer in Employee Benefits
  • Awarded Women in the Law Recognition Award by the Indiana State Bar Association (2015)

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