Kurt Anderson
Kurt Anderson

Kurt R. Anderson

Counsel

andersonk@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8432
Fax 215.864.9238
Philadelphia

Kurt R. Anderson is engaged in the creation, administration, and termination of employee benefit plans, both pension and welfare, qualified and nonqualified.

Mr. Anderson concentrates his practice in the drafting, review, and administration of qualified domestic relations orders; employee benefits in the context of corporate acquisitions and sales; all issues pertaining to COBRA continuation coverage; loans from qualified plans; ERISA preemption of state laws; fiduciary-duty issues; the funding of retiree welfare benefits; executive compensation; reporting and disclosure under ERISA and problems of compliance; coordination of benefits and reimbursement agreements; and the review of health care administration and management agreements.

He has significant experience representing multiemployer pension, welfare, and vacation funds, and has drafted several unique, jointly administered funds, including a job-targeting ("pinpointing") fund and a multiemployer 401(k) plan.

Representative Matters

  • Provided technical support and consultation to the various pension and welfare plans, including collectively bargained plans, of the nation's leading parcel delivery company, covering over 200,000 employees
  • Advised on benefits matters governmental organizations, large and small, including state-affiliated universities, retirement systems, and VEBA benefit trusts
  • Represented many smaller clients, offering sophisticated and succinct service in the negotiation and review of contracts and documents, the development of procedures for efficient administration and the handling of disputes, and the provision of practical and objective advice
  • Drafted and consulted with respect to defined benefit plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, retiree medical plans, stock option and other executive compensation plans, vacation and thrift plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements including Section 457 plans; Section 403(b) arrangements, health plans, tuition reimbursement plans, flexible benefit plans and flexible spending accounts, and investment management and advisory agreements

Pro Bono Experience

Mr. Anderson is Vice President and a member of the Board of the Western Association for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, a venerable charity serving the poor of Philadelphia.

Publications

Co-author, Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform, 2011-2014 editions, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Co-author, "Cafeteria Plan Rules for Mid-year Changes – Final Regs. at Last," Journal of Taxation, June 2001

Co-author, "Current Issues in ERISA Preemption" and annual updates in Wald & Kenty's ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide (John Wiley & Sons), 1991

Contributor, Wald & Kenty's ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide (John Wiley & Sons)

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1982, cum laude)

Yale College (B.A. 1979, cum laude)

Pennsylvania