Jean Hemphill
Jean Hemphill

Jean C. Hemphill

Partner

hemphill@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8539
Fax 215.864.9171
Philadelphia

Jean C. Hemphill is the Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Health Care Group. Ms. Hemphill concentrates on general corporate, health care, employee benefits, and nonprofit law. She represents academic medical centers, medical schools, health systems, physician practice groups, clinical laboratories, social service agencies, pension and welfare plans, employers, business groups, and other entities involved in health, retirement, and social service issues.

Before joining Ballard Spahr in 1997, Ms. Hemphill was Vice President and General Counsel of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the entity administering the pension, medical, disability, and death benefits plans for the ministers and lay employees of the Presbyterian Church. She continues to serve as General Counsel for the Board and as legal counsel to numerous other denominational benefits programs.

Ms. Hemphill is a frequent lecturer on health, employee benefits, and nonprofit law subjects, including most recently the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part D compliance, HIPAA privacy and security matters, fraud and abuse, compliance, fiduciary duties of directors and officers, and other governance issues for tax-exempt organizations.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association, Health Law Subcommittee
American Health Lawyers Association
Church Benefits Association Core Lawyer Working Group Member

Publications

Co-author, Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform, 2010-2014 editions, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

"Expanded Contraception Coverage Exemption for Religious Organizations Proposed by HHS And IRS," Health Lawyers Weekly, February 15, 2013

Numerous Ballard Spahr legal alerts on www.healthcarereformdashboard.com

Speaking Engagements

"Hot Topics in Health Care: Navigating the Pitfalls and Minimizing the Risks of Consolidation and Coordination," Ballard Spahr CLE program, March 19, 2014

"Separating Fact from Fiction: Final ACA Employer Mandate Regulations," Ballard Spahr webinar, February 26, 2014

Panelist, "Work and Worship: Religion in the Workplace," Ballard Spahr webinar, December 17, 2013

"Affordable Care Act: A Church Alliance Update," Church Benefits Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, December 4, 2013

"Governance Hot Topics for Church Plan Trustees," Church Benefits Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, December 4, 2013

Panelist, "What Hospitals and Universities are Seeing, Expecting and Capitalizing On," National Association of Health and Education Facilities Finance Authorities, 2013 Fall Conference, October 7, 2013

"ACOs in New Jersey: Industry & Regulatory Update," LeadingAge New Jersey, What LTC Providers Should Know about Health Care Reform and the Changing Models for Delivery of Care, August 20, 2013

"Health Insurance Exchanges – Options for the Market," Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health Annual Conference: Bringing Healthcare Innovation to Greater Philadelphia, June 6, 2013

Panelist, "Buckle Your Seatbelt – the Ride Is Just Beginning!" Pennsylvania BIO Leadership Panel Program, Wayne, Pa., April 18, 2013

"Health Care Reform Update: The Employer Mandate and Other Considerations for 2013," Ballard Spahr webinar, February 13, 2013

"Health Care Reform Post-Election: A Church Alliance Update," Church Benefits Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, November 28, 2012

"Health Care Reform Following the Supreme Court Decision," Church Benefits Association and Church Alliance webinar, August 14, 2012

"HIPAA and Other Medical Privacy Issues: What You Need To Know," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Privacy in the Workplace, August 8, 2012

"Decision Time: The Fate of Health Care Reform," Ballard Spahr seminar and webinar, July 9 and 17, 2012

"Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Health Care Delivery Reform," Delaware Valley Health Insurance Trust, June 21, 2012

"Navigating Health Care Reform: Basics for Employers," Association of Corporate Counsel Delaware Valley (DELVACCA) Chapter In-House Counsel Conference, April 16, 2012

"Affordable Care Act: Accountable Care Organizations," Pennsylvania Partnership for Direct Care Workers, January 18, 2012

"What Every Employer Needs To Know About Health Care Reform," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Health Law Institute, March 15, 2011

"Health Care Reform I: Navigating, Communicating and Complying with the New Reality of Health Care Reform," Church Benefits Association Annual Meeting, November 30, 2010

"Health Care Reform II: 2014 Strategies Roundtable," Church Benefits Association Annual Meeting, November 30, 2010

"Challenges of Health Care Reform: Addressing the Growing Demand with Innovation, Technology and Community Care," Drexel LeBow College of Business Seminar Program on Health Care Reform, November 3, 2010

"Health Care Reform and Other Legal Developments for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans," Ballard Spahr webinar, September 14, 2010

"Data Security: Protection and Compliance Basics," Ballard Spahr CLE program, March 30, 2010

"Health Care Reform: What Employers Need To Know," Ballard Spahr webinar, March 29, 2010

"Health Care Reform," Ballard Spahr Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Symposium for New Jersey Employers, October 7, 2009

"Health Care Reform," Public Employers Health Care Consortium, September 27, 2009

"HIPAA Days Are Here Again," Ballard Spahr seminar and webinar, September 15, 2009

"Health Care Reform Basics: What Every Employer Needs to Know," Ballard Spahr webinar, August 13, 2009

"Health Benefits and Defined Benefit Pension Plan Developments," Church Lawyers Working Group, June 29, 2009

"Fees in 401(k) and 403(b) Plan; 2009 Hot Topics for Health and Welfare Plans," December 2-4, 2008

"Prescription Drug Benefit PBM Contracting," American Bar Association's 2008 Health and Welfare Benefits Institute, October 27, 2008

"Arbitration of Health Care Claims: Reducing Malpractice Exposure and Maximizing Your Collections," Ballard Spahr, Forthright, and Amper, Politziner & Mattia seminar, October 16, 2008

"Health and Welfare Plans Hot Topics," Ballard Spahr Health Care System Employee Benefits & Compensation Symposium, September 19, 2008

"How to Comply with the Final 403(b) Regulations," Ballard Spahr Web seminar, March 19, 2008

"Pill Poppers Beware–Pharmacy Benefits Update," American Bar Association's 2007 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans: Responding To Change, October 15, 2007

"New Retirement Plan Rules: Section 403(b) Regulations," Ballard Spahr Health Care System Employee Benefits & Compensation Symposium, October 4, 2007

"Preemption of State Mandated Benefits and State Health Care Reform Issues," Church Benefits Association Core Lawyer Working Group Summer CLE Meeting, July 23-25, 2007

"HSAs and Defined Contribution Health Care Arrangements," Church Benefits Association Core Lawyer Working Group Summer CLE Meeting, July 23-25, 2007

Board Memberships

National Health Law Project (NHLP), Director and Treasurer
Chestnut Hill Community Fund, President
Chestnut Hill Healthcare Transition Corporation, former Chair and trustee
Smith Memorial Playhouse and Playground in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1979)

University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1974)

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania