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Jennifer A. Kraft

Jennifer A. Kraft

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Jennifer Kraft is a partner in Seyfarth’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department in Chicago and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Welfare Benefits Practice Group. Jennifer assists many Fortune 500 companies with all aspects of their employee benefits plans, including design and ongoing administration of their qualified retirement plans (401(k) plans, traditional defined benefit and cash balance plans) and health and welfare plans.

Drawing from both her benefits and prior litigation experience, Jennifer has advised a number of clients on fiduciary issues, including claims administration, vendor negotiations, fiduciary training and general fiduciary governance structure, process and documentation. She has also counseled clients on cost-reducing design measures such as implementing high deductible health plans, wellness initiatives and transitioning to retiree medical exchange approaches. Jennifer has counseled and trained clients extensively on HIPAA privacy compliance and helped with data breach responses and implementing general compliance plans.

Jennifer is very active in civic and pro bono activities.  She is a former recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award from CARPLS (the Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services).  She is a former Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and co-founded the group’s Mentoring Circles Program.

Jennifer has been quoted on employee benefits issues in publications as diverse as CNN Money, Yahoo! Finance, National Law Journal, Law360, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Business Insurance, Corporate Counsel, Benefits Pro, Modern Healthcare and Scrip.

Jennifer A. Kraft is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics - Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Fiduciary Status and Duties - Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Health Plan Sponsor—ERISA Basics (November 2, 2018) - Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Fiduciary Status and Duties - Fiduciary Status and Duties, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics - The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Transcripts  Transcripts The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics - The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Fiduciary Status and Duties - Fiduciary Status and Duties, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics - The Health Plan Sponsor – ERISA Basics, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Fiduciary Status and Duties - Fiduciary Status and Duties, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, New York, NY
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