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Edward C.Redder


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Edward C.Redder


Focus Areas

Retirement Plans

  • Creation, maintenance and termination of tax-qualified retirement plans (e.g., traditional defined benefit plans, cash balance pension plans, profit sharing plans and 401(k) plans)
  • Nondiscrimination requirements (coverage, general nondiscrimination, ADP, ACP and top-heavy requirements)
  • Disclosure and reporting requirements (e.g., Form 5500, summary plan descriptions, summary annual reports, participant fee disclosures and 408(b)(2) disclosures)
  • Determination letter submissions
  • Correction of plan errors through IRS and DOL correction programs
  • ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and compliance, including design and implementation of committee structures and processes
  • ERISA bonding requirements
  • Prohibited transactions and exemptions
  • DOL/IRS/PBGC audits and other compliance checks
  • ERISA compliance for investment advisers/investment managers

Health & Welfare Benefit Plans

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), “Obamacare” or Health Care Reform) including:
    • Grandfathered plan status and compliance
    • Plan design requirements (e.g., prohibition on annual and lifetime limits, elimination of preexisting condition exclusions, preventive care requirements, provision of essential health benefits)
    • Employer pay-or-play (shared responsibility) obligations
    • Individual mandate obligations
    • Disclosure and reporting requirements (SBCs, Marketplace Notices, employee communications)
    • Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) and transitional reinsurance fees
  • HIPAA privacy and security compliance
    • Business associate agreements
    • Notices of privacy practices, privacy policies and procedures, security policies and procedures, conforming plan amendments and other supporting documentation
  • Wellness program design and compliance
  • COBRA and state mini-COBRA compliance
  • Cafeteria plan design and compliance


  • Employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • Mergers of qualified plans
  • Controlled group and affiliated service group analysis
  • Service agreements and related matters
  • “Review & Preview: 2023 and 2024,” Thompson Hine SECURE 2.0 Deep Dive Webinar, November 2023
  • “Rethinking the Match: Student Loan Repayments,” Thompson Hine SECURE 2.0 Deep Dive Webinar, June 28, 2023
  • Presenter, “ERISA’s Five-Part Investment Advice Test – The DOL Changes Course,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, April 21, 2021
  • Presenter, “R.I.P. ESG? Implications of Recent ERISA Guidance on ESG Investing,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Coffee Chat Webinar Series, March 24, 2021
  • Monthly speaker/participant, Columbus and Dayton Health Care Reform Roundtables sponsored by Thompson Hine and Chelko Consulting
  • “Employee Benefits Update,” Ohio Human Resources Association, Fall 2013
  • “Health Care Reform Update,” October 2013
  • “Wellness Programs: Complying with the HIPAA Final Regulations on Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs,” Anthem Pathways to Health Seminar; September 2013
  • “Employee Benefits Update,” Ohio Human Resources Association, Spring 2013
  • “GBQuarterly: Health Check 2014,” presentation on pay-or-play, March 2013
  • “Retirement Plans Update,” Thompson Hine Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing (Columbus and Dayton), March 2013
  • “Health Care Reform 101: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” The Conway Center for Family Business, February 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021-2024 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Named in The Legal 500, 2019
  • Outstanding Lawyer, Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, 2003
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations

  • ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Ohio, president and board member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee member
  • Dayton Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee, past chair

Community Activities

  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2014
  • Pelotonia participant, 2013, 2014
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, past volunteer


  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1998,
    with honors

    Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

  • Muskingum College, B.A., 1995,
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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