Alden J. Bianchi: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Alden J. Bianchi

Phone617.348.3057

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Health Information Technology & Electronic Health Records
  • Employment
  • Labor & Benefits
  • Privacy & Security
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Communications & Media
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Nonprofits
  • Professional Services
  • Staffing & Outsourcing
  • Technology
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.3057
Fax: 617-542-2241
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/alden-j-bianchi
http://www.mintz.com/videos/affordable-care-act-and-the-impact-on-the-c-suite
http://www.mintz.com/videos/affordable-care-act-the-structure-of-health-plans
 
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1974
 
Law SchoolSuffolk University, J.D., 1978; Georgetown University, LL.M., 1979; Boston University, LL.M., Taxation, 1979
 
Admitted1978, Massachusetts; 1979, District of Columbia and Illinois
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
•Member, BNA Pension & Benefit Publications Advisory Board

 
Biography

Alden is the Practice Group Leader of the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. He advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental, and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits issues, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, stock and stock-based compensation arrangements, ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues, benefit-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and health and welfare plans.

Alden is nationally renowned for his advice on the Affordable Care Act's impact on employers. He represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act, which laid the foundation for the Affordable Care Act. He has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of health care reform. His many published works include the the Bloomberg/Bureau of National Affairs Health Care Reform Advisor, a comprehensive work on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans. Alden also provides a weekly installment on the Affordable Care Act on Mintz Levin's Employment Matters Blog as he counts down to the January 1, 2015 ACA pay-or-play deadline.

Awards & Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (1995 - 2015)
Chambers USA: Nationwide - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2010 - 2014)
Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2006 - 2014)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Employee Benefits/ERISA (2006 - 2014)
Who's Who in American Law
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications
•Author, The Final Code 4980H Regulations; Common Law Employees; and Offers of Coverage by Unrelated Employers, BNA's Tax Management Memorandum (09.03.2014)
•Author, Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services Issue Final and Proposed Regulations Implementing the 90-day Limit on Waiting Periods under the Affordable Care Act, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (03.04.2014)
•Author, The Top 10 Changes Made to the 2012 Proposed Rule Under the Affordable Care Act's Employer Shared Responsibility Rules by Recently Issued Final Regulations, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (02.24.2014)
•Co-author, The Common Law Employer Test and the Affordable Care Act - Will Businesses Be Responsible for Temporary Employees Assigned by Staffing Firms?, BNA's Tax Management Memorandum (02.24.2014)
•Author, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury Issue Proposed Regulations Governing “Excepted Benefits”, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (02.03.2014)
•Co-author, The New, New (EPCRS Voluntary Correction) Thing: 457(b) Plans, Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (12.30.2013)
•Author,

Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Intricacies of Health Premium Reimbursements, The Year in Benefits: Insights from Leaders in the Benefits Field, The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Group, San Francisco, CA

Video Insights
Alden Bianchi discusses how, under the Affordable Care Act, health care benefits should be top-of-mind to C-level executives.

Recognitions & Awards
Best Lawyers in America: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (1995 - 2015)
Chambers USA: Nationwide - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2010 - 2014)
Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2006 - 2014)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Employee Benefits/ERISA (2006 - 2014)
Who's Who in American Law
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

 
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The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 9: Misunderstanding “Offer[s] of Coverage on Behalf of Another Entity”
Alden J. Bianchi,Edward A. Lenz, February 6, 2015
Applicable large employers faced with the prospect of complying with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules must grapple with and understand what it means to make an offer of minimum essential coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored [group health] plan to their...

The Affordable Care Act-Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 4: EEOC v. Honeywell and the Future of Wellness Programs
Alden J. Bianchi, January 16, 2015
While my entries have focused principally on the employer shared responsibility rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every once in a while an item comes along that nevertheless grabs my attention. The treatment of wellness plans at the hands of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 1: Going Live with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules on January 1, 2015 . . . What Can Possibly Go Wrong?
Alden J. Bianchi, January 13, 2015
Regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules including the substantive “pay-or-play” rules and the accompanying reporting rules were adopted in February. Regulations implementing the reporting rules in newly added Internal Revenue...



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