DeBlanc, Heather

Heather represents Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s clients in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and transactional matters. She is a statewide leader in advising public employers on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as other related healthcare laws. Heather regularly advises clients on compliance with ACA, including the employer shared responsibility provisions, affordability, penalties, reporting and notice requirements, the 2018 excise tax, non-discrimination provisions, appeals procedures for challenging exchange subsidy determinations, and IRS penalties. She closely follows this developing law and provides clients with assistance revising policies and procedures and adopting resolutions or plans to implement this new law. She advises on collective bargaining language and changes needed to existing eligibility provisions in line with the ACA. She regularly provides training to clients on best practices for compliance with ACA.