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
  • Technology, Communications & Media
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Nonprofits
  • Professional Services
 
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
 
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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 represented the Romney administration in connection with the historic 2006 Massachusetts health care reform act, and he has testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the subject of health care reform. He is a resource to one of the nation's premier tax and legal publishers, Tax Management, Inc./Bureau of National Affairs.

Newsroom

• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide, (05.23.2014)

• Quoted in Latest Obamacare Rules for Companies, U-T San Diego (03.25.2014)

• Featured in Former Romney Adviser Talks Health Reform Business, UT San Diego (11.11.2013)

• Seventy-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars , (10.21.2013)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Alden J. Bianchi Named to 2013 Staffing 100 By Staffing Industry Analyst , (10.03.2013)

• Quoted in All Gay Married Couples Entitled to Federal Tax Benefits, Lawyers.com (09.04.2013)

• Quoted in Unions May Disrupt ACA Transition, Human Resource Executive (08.30.2013)

• Quoted in UPS Cites Obamacare in Ending Spouse Health Coverage, Lawyers.com (08.28.2013)

• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, (08.15.2013)

• Quoted in As Health Care Reform Nears Launch, Litigation Looms, Law360 (08.08.2013)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Alden J. Bianchi to Speak on Affordable Care Act Panel, (07.18.2013)

• Featured in Affordable Care Act's Mandate Requiring Businesses to Provide Health Benefits Delayed a Year, LXBN TV (07.11.2013)

• Quoted in Is U.S. Health Care Reform on Track for 2014?, US News & World Report (07.11.2013)

• Quoted in Delay of ACA Employer Mandate Opens Door to Relaxed Regs, Law360 (07.03.2013)

• Quoted in Delay of Employer Penalties Could Have Unintended Effects, USA Today (07.03.2013)

• Quoted in Industry Reacts to Employer Mandate Delay, Employee Benefit News (07.03.2013)

• Quoted in One Year after SCOTUS, Health Law is Even More Complex, Government Health IT (07.01.2013)

• IRS, Treasury Department Issue Proposed Rules Governing Minimum Value, Affordability, and Wellness Programs , Employee Benefit Plan Review (07.2013)

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide, (05.24.2013)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Alden J. Bianchi to Testify Before IRS on Behalf of ERISA Industry Committee, (04.18.2013)

• Quoted in Large Employers Would Like IRS to Change 4980H Penalty Calculations, Attorney Says, BNA's Daily Tax Report (04.04.2013)

• Quoted in Proposal on Waiting Period Limit Troubles Some Employers, Confirms Prior Guidance, BNA's Daily Tax Report (03.27.2013)

• Quoted in The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain, Staffing Industry Review (02.25.2013)

• Quoted in Millions May Stay Uninsured under ACA Affordability Rule, Law360 (01.31.2013)

• Quoted in Employers Catch Some Unexpected Breaks on ACA Mandate, Law360 (01.24.2013)

• Quoted in Payroll Downsizing Linked to Health Law, The Washington Times (12.25.2012)

• Quoted in State Health Law Thrown a Curve by Obamacare, Boston Globe (11.11.2012)

• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.22.2012)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Alden J. Bianchi to Present at Staffing World 2012, (09.27.2012)

• Quoted in IRS Notice Gives Employers Clarity on Definition of 'Full Time', Business Insurance (09.23.2012)

• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, (08.24.2012)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Alden J. Bianchi to Present West LegalEdcenter Webcast, (08.21.2012)

• Quoted in GOP Declares War on Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies, Law360 (08.01.2012)

• Mintz Levin Represents Lowell General Hospital in Merger with Saints Medical Center, (07.10.2012)

• Quoted in Ruling Brings Clarity, but Not All Are Pleased, The Boston Globe (06.29.2012)

• Quoted in Small Biz: Questions, Waiting after Health Ruling, Associated Press (06.29.2012)

• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide, (06.07.2012)

• Quoted in Small Businesses Confused by Costs of Waver on Health Coverage, Bloomberg Businessweek (03.22.2012)

• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.21.2011)

• Quoted in 5 Reasons Employers Should Keep Domestic Partner Benefits, Law360 (08.30.2011)

• Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy Hosts Panel Discussion on Health Insurance Exchanges, (08.15.2011)

• Quoted in An Employee Benefits View of Same-Sex Marriage in NY, Law360 (08.11.2011)

• Thirty Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2011 Guide, (03.21.2011)

• Forty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.19.2010)

• Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition, (08.11.2010)

• Mintz Levin Adds Six Attorneys to Chambers USA 2010 Guide, (03.23.2010)

• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.27.2009)

• Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition, (07.31.2009)

• Chambers USA Names 22 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2009, (06.12.2009)

• Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition, (01.21.2009)

• Forty-Six Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.29.2008)

• Chambers USA Names 20 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in their Fields for 2008, (06.18.2008)

• Forty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Recognized as Massachusetts Super Lawyers, (10.25.2007)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Alden Bianchi Testifies On Health Care Reform Before United States Senate, (10.25.2007)

• Twenty-Four Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2008 Edition, (09.05.2007)

• Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007, (06.15.2007)

Recognitions & Awards


Best Lawyers in America: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (1995 - 2014)
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 - 2013)
Who's Who in American Law
• Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications

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,Final Regulations Issued under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (12.13.2013)

• Author,Treasury Department/IRS Issue Guidance Instructing Employers on How to Make Claims for FICA Refunds or Credits Post-Windsor,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (11.22.2013)

• Co-author,ACA Update: Who Will Staffing Firms Have to Cover Starting Jan. 1, 2015?,American Staffing Association Magazine (11.01.2013)

• Author,Treasury Department/IRS Issue Proposed Rules on Employer Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (10.21.2013)

• Author,Labor and Treasury/IRS Opine on Integrated and Non-Integrated HRAs, Medical FSAs, and EAPs,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (09.25.2013)

• Co-author,Treasury Department/IRS Clarify Federal Tax Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages: Assessing the Impact on Employee Benefit Plans,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (09.09.2013)

• Co-author,Complying with the Affordable Care Act's Exchange Notice Requirement,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (08.20.2013)

• Co-author,PE Funds May Be Liable For Portfolio Company Pension Liabilities,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (08.14.2013)

• Cafeteria Plans, the Affordable Care Act, and Continued Compliance with the Massachusetts Free-Rider Surcharge Requirement-New Advice from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector,Employment, Labor & Benefits Alert (08.01.2013)

• Author,It's Official: IRS Issues Guidance Affirming One-Year Delay in the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate and Related Reporting Rules,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (07.10.2013)

• Author,The Impact of the Supreme Court's DOMA Decision on Employee Benefit Plans - Some Certainty, Many Unanswered Questions,Employment, Labor & Benefits Advisory (07.03.2013)

• Author,IRS, Treasury Department Issue Proposed Rules Governing Minimum Value, Affordability, and Wellness Programs,Employee Benefit Plan Review (07.2013)

Speaking Engagements

Panelist,ACA Countdown: Are You Ready for the Employer Mandate?,2014 Staffing Law Conference, American Staffing Association, Washington, DC (05.22.2014)

• Speaker,Navigating the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Final Regulations, ALI CLE, Webinar (05.06.2014)

• Speaker,ACA Compliance 2014 - 15,Executive Leadership Conference, New Jersey Staffing Alliance, Atlantic City, NJ (04.24.2014)

• Speaker,Healthcare Reform: Your Options and Which One is Right For You,2014 Executive Forum, Staffing Industry Analysts, San Diego, CA (03.18.2014)

• Speaker,Health Care Reform,Planning for 2014: Health Care Industry Trends in the New Year, Health Beat Webinar Series hosted by Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Webinar (01.08.2014)

• Speaker,The Impact of Health Care Reform on Independent Schools,ISANNE Health Care Reform Summit, Independent Schools Association of Northern New England, Meredith, NH (01.06.2014)

• Speaker,Complying with the Affordable Care Act: 2013, 2014 and Beyond, CommNexus, San Diego, CA (10.30.2013)

• Panelist,Healthcare Reform: Your Options and Which One is Right For You,2013 Healthcare Staffing Summit, Staffing Industry Analysts, Chicago, IL (10.25.2013)

• Panelist,Staffing Firms and the ACA: Now Is Not the Time to Do Nothing,Staffing World 2013, American Staffing Association, Orlando, FL (10.10.2013)

• Panelist,The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Your Contingent Workforce,2013 Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit, Staffing Industry Analysts, Chicago, IL (09.11.2013)

• Speaker,Impact of the New HIPAA HITECH Regulations, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Webinar (08.13.2013)

• Panelist,Legal Rights & Obligations Post-DOMA: A Multidisciplinary Webinar for Individuals & Employers, Mintz Levin, Webinar (08.12.2013)

• Speaker,The Affordable Care Act: What Every Business Needs to Know, Bloomberg, New York, NY (07.24.2013)

• Speaker,The Affordable Care Act Update,NYSA Super Seminar Day, New York Staffing Association, New York, NY (05.14.2013)

• Moderator,The ACA Roadmap: Shared Responsibility Requirements, American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Webinar (04.16.2013)

• Speaker,The Affordable Care Act Series - Session 1,The Affordable Care Act Series - Session 1, New York Staffing Association, New York, NY (02.27.2013)

• Speaker,Improving Your Form 990 - Best Practices in Reporting Executive Compensation for Non-Profit Entities, National Bar Association, Webinar (02.11.2013)

• Speaker,The New HIPAA Omnibus Rule & Your Liability, Mintz Levin, Webinar (01.30.2013)

• Panelist,Consumer Driven Health Care 2.0: Are Private Exchanges the New Killer App,Health Care Reform in the Wake of the Election, ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Webinar (11.20.2012)

• Speaker,The Affordable Care Act: The Road Forward for Employers,Bloomberg BNA Tax Policy & Practice Summit, Bloomberg BNA , Washington, DC (11.14.2012)

• Speaker,The Affordable Care Act, Employer Shared Responsibility and the Road Forward for Staffing Firms,Gain a Competitive Advantage on Health Care Reform, Affiliated Staffing Group, Miami, FL (11.01.2012)

• Speaker,4th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, Miami, FL (10.25.2012)

• Speaker,Current Developments in Health Care Reform,Staffing World 2012, American Staffing Association, Las Vegas, NV (10.11.2012)

• Moderator,Health Care Reform: What it Really Means for Staffing Firms,Staffing World 2012, American Staffing Association, Las Vegas, NV (10.10.2012)

• Speaker,Complying with the Affordable Care Act: A Roadmap for Employers for 2013 and Beyond, West LegalEdcenter, Webinar (08.30.2012)

• Panelist,Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform: Implications for Employers, Health Insurers & Providers,Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform: Implications for Employers, Health Insurers & Provider, Mintz Levin, Webinar (07.02.2012)

• Speaker,Understanding Health Insurance Exchanges, Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy, Washington, DC (08.04.2011)

• Speaker,Compliance on the Ground program, Partners Benefits Group and Metro Credit Union, Burlington, MA (06.24.2011)

• Speaker,Overview of Changes Impacting the Employer-Based Health Plan System,Navigating Health Care Reform: Challenges for Employers and Plan Administrators, ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education, Webinar (06.21.2010)

• Speaker,ERISA, the States, and Employer Plans,Navigating Health Care Reform: Challenges for Employers and Plan Administrators, ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education, Webinar (06.21.2010)

• Speaker,National Health Care Reform: Understanding the Employer's Role, Yozell Associates Spring Seminar (06.10.2010)

• Speaker,Health Care Reform: An In-Depth Analysis for Employer-Sponsored Plans, American Law Institute-American Bar Association, Webinar (05.27.2010)

• Speaker,National Health Care Reform: Understanding the Employer's Role, New England Employee Benefits Council (05.04.2010)

• Speaker,Health Care Reform Seminar: An Update for Employers, Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Boston, MA (04.30.2010)

• Speaker,Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now!, American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Webinar (04.29.2010)

• Speaker,New Federal Health Care Reform Law: Impact on Employers and Group Health Plans and How to Control Health Care Costs,New Federal Health Care Reform Law: Impact on Employers and Group Health Plans and How to Control He, Central Massachusetts Employers Association (04.27.2010)

• Speaker,National Health Care Reform: Understanding the Employer's Role, New England Employee Benefits Council (04.26.2010)

• Speaker,Health Care Reform: What's Happened and What's Next for California Companies, Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, San Diego, CA (04.20.2010)

• Speaker,A Historic Time in Healthcare: The Implications on Employer Plans, William Gallagher Associates, Webinar (03.29.2010)

• Speaker,National Health Care Reform, Partners Benefit Group (03.26.2010)

• Speaker,Legislative Agenda and Staffing Firms: Immigration, H-1B Visas, Healthcare Reform and More,2010 Executive Forum, Staffing Industry Analysts (03.18.2010)

• Speaker,Health Policy Committee of the ERISA Industry Committee, (10.30.2009)

• Speaker,Your Benefits Plans: The Real Key to Solving Your Co-Employment Problem,2009 Contingent Workforce Strategies Co-Employment and Risk Forum, Washington, DC (06.18.2009)

 
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The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 15: Can a Plan That Fails to Cover Inpatient Hospitalization Services Provide Minimum Value?
Alden J. Bianchi, September 19, 2014
A recent Washington Post article (“Glitch in health care law allows employers to offer substandard insurance,” September 12, 2014) highlights an Affordable Care Act compliance strategy being marketed heavily (and adopted widely) in industries that traditionally did not previously offer...

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 16: So What, Exactly, is an “Offer of Coverage”?
Alden J. Bianchi,Edward A. Lenz, September 12, 2014
Whether an employer makes the requisite offer of group health plan coverage is critical to the application of the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules as reflected in final implementing regulations issued earlier this year (and see here for a useful IRS summary of those...

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 18: Emerging Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate Exposure for Assessable Payments under the Affordable Care Act’s Pay-or-Play Rules
Alden J. Bianchi, September 2, 2014
The Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility, or “pay-or-play,” rules require “applicable large employers” (generally employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees) to offer group health plan coverage (i.e., “play”) or...



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