Kathryn Bakich

Kathryn Bakich

Kathryn Bakich

Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader

Kathryn Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance. She is the firm's National Health Compliance Practice Leader.

Kathryn is one of the country's leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She specializes in providing research and analysis on federal laws and regulations affecting health coverage, including ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA, COBRA, the Newborns’ and Mothers' Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. 

She is a recognized expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She speaks regularly about the law, helps plan sponsors understand its short- and long-term effects on their plans and assists clients with preparing comments on the legislation for submission to regulatory Departments (Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services).

Kathryn leads the Segal team responsible for publishing information about new healthcare laws and regulations, and trains internal staff on all legislation and related developments. She and her staff disseminate health compliance information, monitor federal and state laws and regulations, and prepare amendments for health plans and summary plan descriptions based on national models.

Prior to joining Segal, Kathryn was an attorney in private practice representing multiemployer health plans and an appellate administrative law judge.

Kathryn graduated with a BA in Political Science, an MA in Public Policy and a JD from the University of Missouri. She has been admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal district and appellate courts. 

Kathryn is a member of the Working Committee of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), the Health Technical Issues Taskforce of the American Benefits Council (ABC) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Kathryn is co-chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Welfare Plan Regulation. Kathryn was named a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in 2012. She has served as a member of the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) since 2010.

Kathryn has published multiple articles about employee health and welfare benefits, including a series of articles discussing HIPAA Administrative Simplification, EDI and Privacy in the Benefits Law Journal. She is a co-author of the Employers’ Guide to HIPAA Privacy Requirements, published by Thompson Publishing Group, and a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law. Kathryn speaks regularly on issues related to group health plans.

Read insights from Kathryn

  • June 24, 2022

    Roe Overturned: What Employers & Plan Sponsors Need to Know

    Consider the impact of this historic decision on employee benefits and HR policies, jurisdictional differences and applicability to ERISA plans.

    Topics covered: Health, Compliance

    Read full insight

  • December 15, 2020

    Most Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine Without Cost Sharing

    All group health plans that are non-grandfathered under the ACA must cover the vaccine without cost sharing no later than January 1, 2021.

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19, Compliance

    Learn More

  • November 30, 2020

    What We Know Today: COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

    A vaccine is coming. How will it affect plan sponsors?

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19

    Learn More

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Plan Sponsors

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Employers

    Topics covered: Health, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • November 16, 2018

    New Massachusetts HIRD Form Will Collect Information for MassHealth

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • July 2, 2018

    CMS Releases a Form for Reporting Limited Wraparound Health Coverage

    Topics covered: Health, Public Sector, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • March 12, 2018

    Final Rule on Disability Claims Applies to Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 No Further Delay

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • February 5, 2018

    CMS Announces First States where Beneficiaries Will Receive New Medicare Cards

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate

    Read full insight

Contact Kathryn

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Kathryn Bakich

Kathryn Bakich

Kathryn Bakich

Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader

Kathryn Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance. She is the firm's National Health Compliance Practice Leader.

Kathryn is one of the country's leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She specializes in providing research and analysis on federal laws and regulations affecting health coverage, including ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA, COBRA, the Newborns’ and Mothers' Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. 

She is a recognized expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She speaks regularly about the law, helps plan sponsors understand its short- and long-term effects on their plans and assists clients with preparing comments on the legislation for submission to regulatory Departments (Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services).

Kathryn leads the Segal team responsible for publishing information about new healthcare laws and regulations, and trains internal staff on all legislation and related developments. She and her staff disseminate health compliance information, monitor federal and state laws and regulations, and prepare amendments for health plans and summary plan descriptions based on national models.

Prior to joining Segal, Kathryn was an attorney in private practice representing multiemployer health plans and an appellate administrative law judge.

Kathryn graduated with a BA in Political Science, an MA in Public Policy and a JD from the University of Missouri. She has been admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal district and appellate courts. 

Kathryn is a member of the Working Committee of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), the Health Technical Issues Taskforce of the American Benefits Council (ABC) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Kathryn is co-chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Welfare Plan Regulation. Kathryn was named a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in 2012. She has served as a member of the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) since 2010.

Kathryn has published multiple articles about employee health and welfare benefits, including a series of articles discussing HIPAA Administrative Simplification, EDI and Privacy in the Benefits Law Journal. She is a co-author of the Employers’ Guide to HIPAA Privacy Requirements, published by Thompson Publishing Group, and a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law. Kathryn speaks regularly on issues related to group health plans.

Read insights from Kathryn

  • June 24, 2022

    Roe Overturned: What Employers & Plan Sponsors Need to Know

    Consider the impact of this historic decision on employee benefits and HR policies, jurisdictional differences and applicability to ERISA plans.

    Topics covered: Health, Compliance

    Read full insight

  • December 15, 2020

    Most Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine Without Cost Sharing

    All group health plans that are non-grandfathered under the ACA must cover the vaccine without cost sharing no later than January 1, 2021.

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19, Compliance

    Learn More

  • November 30, 2020

    What We Know Today: COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

    A vaccine is coming. How will it affect plan sponsors?

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19

    Learn More

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Plan Sponsors

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Employers

    Topics covered: Health, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • November 16, 2018

    New Massachusetts HIRD Form Will Collect Information for MassHealth

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • July 2, 2018

    CMS Releases a Form for Reporting Limited Wraparound Health Coverage

    Topics covered: Health, Public Sector, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • March 12, 2018

    Final Rule on Disability Claims Applies to Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 No Further Delay

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • February 5, 2018

    CMS Announces First States where Beneficiaries Will Receive New Medicare Cards

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate

    Read full insight

Contact Kathryn

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Kathryn Bakich

Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader

Kathryn Bakich

Contact Kathryn

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Kathryn Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance. She is the firm's National Health Compliance Practice Leader.

Kathryn is one of the country's leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She specializes in providing research and analysis on federal laws and regulations affecting health coverage, including ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA, COBRA, the Newborns’ and Mothers' Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. 

She is a recognized expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She speaks regularly about the law, helps plan sponsors understand its short- and long-term effects on their plans and assists clients with preparing comments on the legislation for submission to regulatory Departments (Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services).

Kathryn leads the Segal team responsible for publishing information about new healthcare laws and regulations, and trains internal staff on all legislation and related developments. She and her staff disseminate health compliance information, monitor federal and state laws and regulations, and prepare amendments for health plans and summary plan descriptions based on national models.

Prior to joining Segal, Kathryn was an attorney in private practice representing multiemployer health plans and an appellate administrative law judge.

Kathryn graduated with a BA in Political Science, an MA in Public Policy and a JD from the University of Missouri. She has been admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal district and appellate courts. 

Kathryn is a member of the Working Committee of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), the Health Technical Issues Taskforce of the American Benefits Council (ABC) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Kathryn is co-chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Welfare Plan Regulation. Kathryn was named a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in 2012. She has served as a member of the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) since 2010.

Kathryn has published multiple articles about employee health and welfare benefits, including a series of articles discussing HIPAA Administrative Simplification, EDI and Privacy in the Benefits Law Journal. She is a co-author of the Employers’ Guide to HIPAA Privacy Requirements, published by Thompson Publishing Group, and a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law. Kathryn speaks regularly on issues related to group health plans.

Read insights from Kathryn

  • June 24, 2022

    Roe Overturned: What Employers & Plan Sponsors Need to Know

    Consider the impact of this historic decision on employee benefits and HR policies, jurisdictional differences and applicability to ERISA plans.

    Topics covered: Health, Compliance

    Read full insight

  • December 15, 2020

    Most Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine Without Cost Sharing

    All group health plans that are non-grandfathered under the ACA must cover the vaccine without cost sharing no later than January 1, 2021.

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19, Compliance

    Learn More

  • November 30, 2020

    What We Know Today: COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

    A vaccine is coming. How will it affect plan sponsors?

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19

    Learn More

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Plan Sponsors

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Employers

    Topics covered: Health, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • November 16, 2018

    New Massachusetts HIRD Form Will Collect Information for MassHealth

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • July 2, 2018

    CMS Releases a Form for Reporting Limited Wraparound Health Coverage

    Topics covered: Health, Public Sector, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • March 12, 2018

    Final Rule on Disability Claims Applies to Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 No Further Delay

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • February 5, 2018

    CMS Announces First States where Beneficiaries Will Receive New Medicare Cards

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate

    Read full insight

Kathryn Bakich

Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader

Kathryn Bakich

Contact Kathryn

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Kathryn Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance. She is the firm's National Health Compliance Practice Leader.

Kathryn is one of the country's leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She specializes in providing research and analysis on federal laws and regulations affecting health coverage, including ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA, COBRA, the Newborns’ and Mothers' Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. 

She is a recognized expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She speaks regularly about the law, helps plan sponsors understand its short- and long-term effects on their plans and assists clients with preparing comments on the legislation for submission to regulatory Departments (Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services).

Kathryn leads the Segal team responsible for publishing information about new healthcare laws and regulations, and trains internal staff on all legislation and related developments. She and her staff disseminate health compliance information, monitor federal and state laws and regulations, and prepare amendments for health plans and summary plan descriptions based on national models.

Prior to joining Segal, Kathryn was an attorney in private practice representing multiemployer health plans and an appellate administrative law judge.

Kathryn graduated with a BA in Political Science, an MA in Public Policy and a JD from the University of Missouri. She has been admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal district and appellate courts. 

Kathryn is a member of the Working Committee of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), the Health Technical Issues Taskforce of the American Benefits Council (ABC) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Kathryn is co-chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Welfare Plan Regulation. Kathryn was named a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in 2012. She has served as a member of the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) since 2010.

Kathryn has published multiple articles about employee health and welfare benefits, including a series of articles discussing HIPAA Administrative Simplification, EDI and Privacy in the Benefits Law Journal. She is a co-author of the Employers’ Guide to HIPAA Privacy Requirements, published by Thompson Publishing Group, and a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law. Kathryn speaks regularly on issues related to group health plans.

Read insights from Kathryn

  • June 24, 2022

    Roe Overturned: What Employers & Plan Sponsors Need to Know

    Consider the impact of this historic decision on employee benefits and HR policies, jurisdictional differences and applicability to ERISA plans.

    Topics covered: Health, Compliance

    Read full insight

  • December 15, 2020

    Most Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine Without Cost Sharing

    All group health plans that are non-grandfathered under the ACA must cover the vaccine without cost sharing no later than January 1, 2021.

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19, Compliance

    Learn More

  • November 30, 2020

    What We Know Today: COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

    A vaccine is coming. How will it affect plan sponsors?

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19

    Learn More

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Plan Sponsors

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Employers

    Topics covered: Health, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • November 16, 2018

    New Massachusetts HIRD Form Will Collect Information for MassHealth

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • July 2, 2018

    CMS Releases a Form for Reporting Limited Wraparound Health Coverage

    Topics covered: Health, Public Sector, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • March 12, 2018

    Final Rule on Disability Claims Applies to Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 No Further Delay

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • February 5, 2018

    CMS Announces First States where Beneficiaries Will Receive New Medicare Cards

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate

    Read full insight

Kathryn Bakich

Kathryn Bakich

Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader

Contact Kathryn

The information you provide will not be shared with anyone outside Segal.

Kathryn Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in healthcare compliance. She is the firm's National Health Compliance Practice Leader.

Kathryn is one of the country's leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She specializes in providing research and analysis on federal laws and regulations affecting health coverage, including ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA, COBRA, the Newborns’ and Mothers' Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. 

She is a recognized expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She speaks regularly about the law, helps plan sponsors understand its short- and long-term effects on their plans and assists clients with preparing comments on the legislation for submission to regulatory Departments (Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services).

Kathryn leads the Segal team responsible for publishing information about new healthcare laws and regulations, and trains internal staff on all legislation and related developments. She and her staff disseminate health compliance information, monitor federal and state laws and regulations, and prepare amendments for health plans and summary plan descriptions based on national models.

Prior to joining Segal, Kathryn was an attorney in private practice representing multiemployer health plans and an appellate administrative law judge.

Kathryn graduated with a BA in Political Science, an MA in Public Policy and a JD from the University of Missouri. She has been admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court and multiple federal district and appellate courts. 

Kathryn is a member of the Working Committee of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), the Health Technical Issues Taskforce of the American Benefits Council (ABC) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Kathryn is co-chair of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Welfare Plan Regulation. Kathryn was named a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel in 2012. She has served as a member of the Government Liaison Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) since 2010.

Kathryn has published multiple articles about employee health and welfare benefits, including a series of articles discussing HIPAA Administrative Simplification, EDI and Privacy in the Benefits Law Journal. She is a co-author of the Employers’ Guide to HIPAA Privacy Requirements, published by Thompson Publishing Group, and a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law. Kathryn speaks regularly on issues related to group health plans.

Read insights from Kathryn

  • June 24, 2022

    Roe Overturned: What Employers & Plan Sponsors Need to Know

    Consider the impact of this historic decision on employee benefits and HR policies, jurisdictional differences and applicability to ERISA plans.

    Topics covered: Health, Compliance

    Read full insight

  • December 15, 2020

    Most Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine Without Cost Sharing

    All group health plans that are non-grandfathered under the ACA must cover the vaccine without cost sharing no later than January 1, 2021.

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19, Compliance

    Learn More

  • November 30, 2020

    What We Know Today: COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

    A vaccine is coming. How will it affect plan sponsors?

    Topics covered: Health, COVID-19

    Learn More

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Plan Sponsors

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • December 18, 2018

    Texas ACA Ruling Has No Immediate Impact on Employers

    Topics covered: Health, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • November 16, 2018

    New Massachusetts HIRD Form Will Collect Information for MassHealth

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector

    Read full insight

  • July 2, 2018

    CMS Releases a Form for Reporting Limited Wraparound Health Coverage

    Topics covered: Health, Public Sector, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • March 12, 2018

    Final Rule on Disability Claims Applies to Claims Filed After April 1, 2018 No Further Delay

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Corporate

    Read full insight

  • February 5, 2018

    CMS Announces First States where Beneficiaries Will Receive New Medicare Cards

    Topics covered: Health, Multiemployer Plans, Public Sector, Corporate

    Read full insight