Benefit plans of all types engage a wide variety of service providers, including investment managers, consultants, custodians, insurers and healthcare providers. Slevin & Hart attorneys are experienced in reviewing and negotiating the full range of contracts with service providers. At every step of the negotiation process, we advocate on our clients’ behalf so that the final agreement reflects the most favorable terms possible. We also apply our extensive experience with benefit plans to identify potential administrative issues when contracts are being negotiated to save time and expense down the road.
Our attorneys have negotiated numerous complex agreements for the investment of plan assets, including separately managed accounts, limited partnerships, group trusts, real estate and venture capital operating companies, master-feeder offshore vehicles, and many more.
Group health plans face a specific set of challenges that often requires engaging an overlapping network of benefit providers that must work together while navigating complex legal, administrative and confidentiality requirements. We work closely with clients and their numerous vendors to see that provider agreements not only reflect the requirements of applicable laws, but also anticipate any issues that may stand between the plan and its mission to provide benefits to participants. Our clients depend on our clear advice and keen eye for detail to handle these challenges with confidence.