Practice and Industry Groups

Jessica E. Kuester

Of Counsel Indianapolis

Jessica Kuester practices in the area of employee benefits.  She has experience representing employers in a wide variety of compliance areas, including health plans and retirement plans.  She advises employers on compliance with the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA.  With extensive experience in drafting health plan documents, Jessica has designed compliant 125 cafeteria plans, HIPAA programs, and “wrap” health plan documents.  She has also provided HIPAA training for employers’ workforces.

Jessica also works with employers to keep their retirement plans in compliance with relevant laws, with experience in both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  She assists clients with IRS and DOL audits, as well as internal compliance audits and plan corrections.


Professional Activities and Speeches

Speeches:

  • Indiana Health and Wellness Summit - ''Legal Update for Wellness Programs'' - Indianapolis - October 03, 2017
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - ''Health and Welfare Plan Hot Topics'' - Indianapolis - September 19, 2017
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - ''Retirement Plan Administration 101: QDROs, Death Benefits, and POAs'' - Indianapolis - September 19, 2017
  • Lorman Webinar - ''IRS Determination Letters: Recent Changes and New Guidance'' - July 27, 2017
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Human Resources Conference & Expo - ''Top 10 Benefits Issues to Watch in 2017'' - Indianapolis - April 26, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Trumping the ACA: What’s Next for Employer Health Plans?'' - Indianapolis - April 13, 2017
  • Indiana Health and Wellness Summit - ''Recent Changes in the Legal Landscape'' - Indianapolis - September 21, 2016
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - ''Wellness Plan Headaches'' - Indianapolis - September 13, 2016
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - ''Affordable Care Act Update'' - Indianapolis - September 13, 2016
  • Indiana Workplace Wellness Partnership - Wellness and the ACA - ''Wellness Programs: Legal Update'' - Indianapolis - July 08, 2016
  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Employment Law for Small Businesses - ''Affordable Care Act Update'' - Indianapolis - October 22, 2015
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - ''Wait, There’s More! ACA Reporting Nuts & Bolts Workshop'' - Indianapolis - September 15, 2015
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employee Benefits Seminar - ''There’s More to Life Than the ACA: Other Important Self-Funded Health Plan Developments'' - Indianapolis - September 15, 2015
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