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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Tax Court

Jason T. Froggatt

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Jason Froggatt practices employee benefits law, advising clients on employee retirement plans, plan qualification and plan fiduciary duties. Jason regularly counsels group health plans and their plan sponsors with respect to ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA compliance, and represents employee plans and plan sponsors with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. He also works extensively on equity-based compensation, including establishing stock option and employee stock ownership plans.

Practice Highlights

  • Works extensively with Department of Energy contractors with respect to administration and compliance issues for site-wide benefit plans
  • Expertise with multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs) including ERISA and state law compliance
  • Frequent speaker at employee benefit seminars and has published numerous articles and client advisories on a wide variety of employee benefit issues

Representative Experience

Department of Energy site services

Helped establish and provides ongoing counseling for multiple employer plans and trusts for government contractors at Department of Energy sites.

Retiree medical benefits

Extensive experience with retiree medical issues and has provided counseling to clients migrating retiree medical benefits to exchange platforms.

IRS audits and DOL investigations

Regularly represents employer plans and plan sponsors in inquiries from IRS and DOL. (Ongoing)

Professional & Community Activities

  • Immediate Past President; Board of Trustees, 2007-2012 – Seattle Chapter, Western Pension & Benefits Conference
  • Board of Trustees; Past President – ArtsWest

Professional Recognition

  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Employee Benefits Law by Best Lawyers, 2008-present
  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars," Thomson Reuters, 2005-2006
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