Amy Gordon regularly advises clients on their self-funded and insured health plans, wellness programs, and on-site clinics. She also works with service providers to structure these products for their plan customers. She handles fiduciary issues, including prohibited transactions and other ERISA Title I matters and represents clients before the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. She assists on-shore and off-shore investment funds in structuring their products to comply with the plan asset rules, or to avoid plan asset fund status. She is knowledgeable and provides guidance to master and feeder funds, VCOCs, and REOCs.
Amy assists clients and service providers in designing and maintaining compliant flexible benefit, life, medical, dental, pharmacy, employee assistance programs (EAP), educational assistance, disability, supplemental health, severance, health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), and other types of voluntary or ERISA covered welfare plans. She also consults with clients regarding the design of their plans, direct provider contracting options, and assists with compliance of wellness programs and initiatives. She has extensive experience with assisting clients who transition their employees and/or retirees to the public and private Marketplace Exchanges.
Amy also provides guidance on unique funding arrangements (e.g. VEBAs, 401(h) accounts and captives) involving retiree benefit plans, including Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) liability issues.
Previously, Amy served as in-house counsel to Prudential Financial, formerly Prudential Insurance Company of America. She advised Prudential on its current and new products, including long-term and short-term disability, health insurance, life insurance, guaranteed products, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), voluntary products, and pension plan investments. She also represented the company in various fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters. Before that, she worked in the New York Regional Office of the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), formerly the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA). During her EBSA tenure, she prepared a number of high-profile civil and criminal litigation actions brought by the Department of Labor and the U.S. Attorney’s office.