Linda R. Mendel

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.8218
Fax 614.719.4859
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Linda is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group.  Her practice is concentrated in the area of employee benefits.  Linda works with employers and multiemployer plans on health and welfare benefit plan issues, including employee communications, compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), tax issues, and vendor contracting.

Linda is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.  She is also a member of the American Bar Association.  Linda is the past chair of the Welfare Plan and EEOC Issues Subcommittee of the Tax Section of the ABA. She coordinated the ABA’s comments to the IRS on the employer shared responsibility penalties under Code §4980H and has participated in ABA projects to provide comments to the IRS on other ACA regulations. 

Linda has spoken on several topics, including ACA, HITECH, COBRA, reporting and disclosure and high deductible health plans/health savings accounts.

Linda received her J.D. with honors from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and her B.B.A. magna cum laude from Kent State University.

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