Jennifer A. Mills

Partner

Cleveland
T 216.861.7874  |  F 216.696.0740

Jennifer Mills has substantial experience in employee benefits, with a focus on health and welfare plan compliance for large employers. With vast knowledge of health care reform, Jennifer has developed an extensive practice with regard to compliance with the regulatory requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and develops strategies for the significant changes that must be addressed under the Act by clients in all sectors, including employers, insurers, and brokers. With an LL.M. in taxation, Jennifer understands the tax perspective of benefits and compensation plans and the tax-driven reforms established by the IRS.

Jennifer advises clients of all sizes, including both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations and governmental entities, in the area of health and welfare benefits. Her work with health and welfare plans includes all areas of plan strategy implementation and administration, including negotiating contracts, plan documentation, benefit disputes, and compliance.

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  • Advises clients on HIPAA privacy and security compliance for their health plans, including the development of policies and procedures, workforce training, compliance and breach response.
  • Assists corporate clients in strategic planning of health and welfare plans. Strategically implements health and welfare benefit plans and advises clients in all types of benefit matters involving ERISA, COBRA, Medicare, plan funding, fiduciary issues, and mergers and acquisitions. Identifies issues that impact employee benefit plans and strategically addresses such concerns.
  • Prepares individual presentations for large clients on health and welfare plan reform and compliance, including the Affordable Care Act and how HIPAA applies to employers' group healthcare plans.
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Experience

  • Advises clients on HIPAA privacy and security compliance for their health plans, including the development of policies and procedures, workforce training, compliance and breach response.
  • Assists corporate clients in strategic planning of health and welfare plans. Strategically implements health and welfare benefit plans and advises clients in all types of benefit matters involving ERISA, COBRA, Medicare, plan funding, fiduciary issues, and mergers and acquisitions. Identifies issues that impact employee benefit plans and strategically addresses such concerns.
  • Prepares individual presentations for large clients on health and welfare plan reform and compliance, including the Affordable Care Act and how HIPAA applies to employers' group healthcare plans.
  • On behalf of health insurers, assists in policies, procedures, and development of contracts and agreements under new Affordable Care Act guidelines.
  • Advises church plans on Affordable Care Act and HIPAA compliance.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Temple: Board Executive Officer
  • Judson Manor Board of Directors

Pro Bono

  • Advises religious organization on Affordable Care Act compliance and strategies for member organizations.

Services

Admissions

  • Ohio, 1996

Education

  • LL.M., Taxation, Case Western Reserve University, 1997
  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1996
  • M.S., Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1993
  • B.S., Physics, University of Cincinnati, 1991