Employee Benefits Specialist*
With nearly 30 years in the employee benefits industry, Patricia Rice has deep knowledge and extensive experience of all facets of health and welfare and pension plan compliance and administration.
On an on-going basis, she is responsible for keeping abreast of emerging legislation and guidance affecting both pension and health and welfare funds. With respect to Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds, she is expert in all aspects of plan compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, Taft-Hartley and other federal laws governing employee benefit plans.
Her role with the firm includes the drafting of governing plan documents and summary plan descriptions, assisting in the preparation of government forms, preparation of notices in conformance with all reporting and disclosure requirement, review of fund policies and procedures such as trustee expense policies, enrollment forms and procedures, and delinquency procedures, drafting participant communication and fund newsletters. Ms. Rice also assists fund office staff in plan interpretation, participant issues and appeals.
Ms. Rice previously worked at O'Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, P.C., which she joined in 1988 after serving for nine years as a consultant for an international employee benefits consulting firm.
* Working under the supervision of licensed attorneys.
1920 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 783-6088 (fax)