Phil Larson

Founder, Kinney & Larson L.L.P

Phil Larson practices as a health, welfare and fringe benefits attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a recognized expert on health care and employee wellness topics, Phil is a sought-after speaker for organizations and a frequent presenter at the Advanced Employee Benefits Seminar for the State Bar Association.

Phil served as a senior in-house attorney for a major international corporation for more than 17 years before forming his own law firm Kinney and Larson LLP. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Larson practices exclusively in benefits law including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), HIPAA privacy and security, wellness, consumer health programs, and general plan compliance. He has experience with regulatory and contract issues ranging from a million dollars up to a billion dollars. His firm works with employers, health plans, providers, government organizations, third party administrators, financial institutions and entrepreneurs.

Advanced webinar on Tax Rules for HSAs

The topic will provide a general overview of the rules tied to Healthcare Savings Accounts (HSAs) including background information, rules on eligibility, contributions, distributions, and tax filing requirements.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Audits

Learn more about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Audits. In 2012, HHS rolled out a new audit program targeting covered entities, including group health plans for HIPAA compliance audits.

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is Alive and Well – Understanding COBRA

Learn how COBRA applies to a wide variety of health programs. COBRA is a federal law that if not followed correctly, can lead to costly litigation and burdensome audits. COBRA will not go away with federal health reform. Learn how these requirements apply to your benefit programs including: who is covered and when, how long it lasts, likely problems, disclosure requirements, and penalties.

Affordable Care Act Reporting for Large Employers and Issuers of Minimum Essential Coverage

Learn how the new reporting requirements will impact your organization. These reporting rules will be effective for coverage starting in 2015 with the first reports to be issued in January 2016. It is important to understand what data needs to be collected so your organization can be ready for compliance.