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Tzvia Feiertag

Tzvia Feiertag

Tzvia Feiertag is a senior associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department. She practices exclusively in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits-related tax law.

Tzvia advises a diverse group of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, financial service companies, media and publishing companies, private companies and not-for-profit organizations on all aspects of pension and welfare benefit plans. She counsels clients on the design, implementation and operation of 401(k), defined contribution, defined benefit, and self-insured and fully-insured medical, life and disability plans, as well as cafeteria plans, health savings account plans, flexible spending account programs and severance plans.

In addition, Tzvia has extensive experience handling plan termination issues for single employer plans as well as multiemployer pension plan withdrawal issues under Title IV of ERISA. Her employee benefits practice includes counseling in connection with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws affecting employee benefit plans, as well as Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor audits and corrective programs, plan administration, qualification requirements, controlled group analysis, fiduciary responsibilities, prohibited transactions, and benefit claims matters.

In connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions, Tzvia analyzes employee benefit issues and drafts and negotiates key benefit provisions, including provisions involving controlled groups, overfunded and underfunded defined benefit plans, post-retirement health and welfare liabilities, severance obligations, and COBRA obligations.

Tzvia also routinely counsels multiemployer trust funds in general benefits compliance areas, such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, participant communication, and COBRA and HIPAA. She also assists clients in addressing multiemployer pension plan funding.

Posts by Tzvia Feiertag

Keep An Eye On Those Shiny, New Mobile Devices!

Posted in Data Breaches, HIPAA, Medical Privacy, Mobile Privacy, Workplace Privacy

As physicians, nurses, therapists and health care providers continue to utilize new smart phones, tablets, and laptops in caring for patients, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has responded with educational videos, worksheets and guidance to help health care providers  create a “culture of compliance and awareness” and to protect patients’ Protected Health… Continue Reading

OCR Issues Guidance On HIPAA Privacy Rule’s De-Identification Standard

Posted in HIPAA, Medical Privacy

On November 26, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a thirty-two page document titled “Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule” (“De-Identification Guidance”).  OCR described the guidance document as a culmination of two… Continue Reading