Saghi (Sage) Fattahian counsels clients on all aspects of health and welfare plans. She works with clients to comply with the complicated, shifting requirements under the US Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, MHPAEA, GINA, and state and local laws. She assists health and welfare plans and their sponsors with daily operations and plan administration, including preparing and maintaining plan documents and related materials; reviewing and negotiating services agreements with third parties; consulting on operational issues; and assisting with claims and appeals.
Sage also consults with clients to design and implement innovative, cost savings designs, such as high-deductible health plan/health savings account (HDHP/HSA) combinations, health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), and health flexible spending accounts (FSAs). Sage represents health and welfare plan clients facing federal agency audits and helps them to limit their liability through comprehensive legal review.
John Marshall Law School, 2002, J.D.
John Marshall Law School, 2004, LL.M.
University of Illinois, 1998, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Labor and employment: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Chambers USA (2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Employee Benefits (ERISA Law), US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)