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KimWilcoxon

PartnerKim.Wilcoxon@ThompsonHine.com
Cincinnati

O 513.352.6524

KimWilcoxon

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Focus Areas

  • “Legal Trends: Employee Benefits Challenges, Updates & Strategies,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association webinar, November 2021
  • “OSHA’s New COVID-19 ETS: Implications for Employers,” Thompson Hine webinar, November 2021
  • “Discrimination in Health and Welfare Benefits: Mental Health Parity, Sex Discrimination, and More,” ABA JCEB 2021 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans National Institute, November 2021
  • “Managing the Deluge of Employee Benefit Plan Compliance Requirements – Session 1,” Thompson Hine webinar, October 2021
  • “Health and Welfare Update,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2021
  • “COVID, COBRA, and the CAA:  Understanding Recent Legal Guidance,” Health Action Council Ohio webinar April 2021
  • “Everything (Well, Almost Everything) You Need to Know About the New COBRA Subsidy,” Thompson Hine webinar,  April 2021
  • “The American Rescue Plan:  Key Benefits & Employment Takeaways,” myLawCLE webinar April 2021
  • “Legislative Update:  Health and Welfare,” ISCEBS Southwestern Ohio chapter webinar, March 2021
  • “Managing the 2021 Workplace: Best Practices for Addressing Vaccine-Related Issues,” Association of Corporate Counsel and Thompson Hine joint webinar, February 2021
  • “What’s Up In Washington: Employee Benefits Legal and Regulatory Update – Welfare Plans,” WEB Greater Cincinnati Chapter Webinar, January 2021
  • “Healthcare Update,” The University of Cincinnati 53rd Annual Income Tax Conference, December 2020
  • “Buyer Beware!  A Review of Topics Surrounding the Cost of Health Care Coverage,” ABA JCEB 2020 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans National Institute, December 2020
  • “Navigating Employment Issues In Uncertain Times:  Employee Benefits Updates: Retirement Plans, Health & Welfare Plans and ERISA Litigation,“ Thompson Hine Labor and Employment Seminar, November 2020
  • “Health and Welfare Update,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, August 2020
  • “Legal Trends:  Employee Benefits in the Midst of COVID-19,” Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association Webinar, June 2020
  • “Changing Perspectives on Mental Health and Substance Use,” Worldwide Employee Benefits Network Northeast Ohio Chapter webinar, April 2020
  • “Legislative Update:  Health and Welfare,” ISCEBS Southwestern Ohio chapter webinar, February 2020
  • “What’s Up In Washington: Employee Benefits Legal and Regulatory Update – Welfare Plans,” WEB Greater Cincinnati Chapter Webinar, January 2020
  • “Healthcare Update,” The University of Cincinnati 52rd Annual Income Tax Conference, December 2019
  • “HIPAA for Employment Professionals,”  Thompson Hine Labor and Employment Seminar, December 2019
  • “Keeping it Legal: The GCCBA Year-End Legal Update,” Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association Meeting, November 2019
  • “Common HIPAA Compliance Issues for Plan Sponsors,” ABA JCEB 2019 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans National Institute, October 2019
  • “Ready for 2020? A Potpourri of Under the Radar Items for Health and Welfare Plans,” ABA JCEB 2019 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans National Institute, October 2019
  • “Ten Things I Hate About Benefits,” Employers Health Employer Health and Wealth Workshop, August 2019
  • “New Opportunities Provided by the Final HRA Regulations,” Thompson Hine Webinar, July 2019
  • “What’s Up In Washington: Employee Benefits Legal and Regulatory Update – Welfare Plans,” WEB Greater Cincinnati Chapter Meeting, March 2019
  • “Affordable Care Act Developments,” Cincinnati Bar Association Health Care Law Update, December 2018
  • “Healthcare Update,” The University of Cincinnati 51st Annual Income Tax Conference, December 2018
  • “Carving Back the Affordable Care Act,” Association of Corporate Counsel Just in Time Program, November 2018
  • “Assessment Letters and Other ACA Compliance Challenges,” ABA JCEB 2018 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans National Institute, October 2018
  • “Health and Wellness Programs,” Thompson Hine 2018 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Briefing, September 2018
  • “Back to Basics: Documentation and Reporting for Health and Welfare Plans,” Employer’s Health Employer Health and Wealth Workshop, August 2018
  • “What’s New for Year 2?: Benefits Update,” Thompson Hine Labor and Employment Seminar, May 2018
  • “Benefits Basics Webinar #2 – Intro to Health and Welfare Plans,” Worldwide Employee Benefits National Webinar, May 2018
  • “2018 Legal Update,” Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association meeting, March 2018
  • “Hot Topics in Employer Provided Health Plans,” Cincinnati Bar Association Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, December 2017
  • “Healthcare Update,” The University of Cincinnati 50th Annual Income Tax Conference, December 2017
  • “Health and Welfare Plans Update,” Thompson Hine Labor and Employment Seminar, December 2017
  • “Hot Topics for Employer Health Plans,” Association of Corporate Counsel Just in Time Program, November 2017
  • “ERISA Plan Compliance,” Professional Group Plans Compliance Connection seminars, October 2017
  • “What You Need to Know Now: The Latest in Employee Benefits,” Welfare Plan Update, Thompson Hine 2017 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Briefing, September 2017
  • “Reforming Health Care Reform,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2017
  • “ACA and Insurance Coverage Issues,” Cincinnati Bar Association 2017 Gender and Healthcare Issues in the Workplace Seminar, May 2017
  • “The Past, Present, and Future of Health Care Reform,” Thompson Hine Labor and Employment Seminar, May 2017
  • “Are You Ready for 2017?  Welfare Plan Update,” Thompson Hine 2016 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Briefing, September 2016
  • “Responding to CMS Exchange Notices and IRS ACA Penalty Letters: Tips & Best Practices,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2016
  • “It’s Time to Revisit HIPAA Compliance,” AssuredPartners Webinar, May 2016
  • “Leaves of Absence and ACA Compliance,” Thompson Hine Labor and Employment Seminar, May 2016
  • “ACA Employer Mandate Penalty Process,” UBS Financial Services Employee Benefits Briefing, May 2016
  • “What Every GC Needs to Know about the Affordable Care Act,” Association of Corporate Counsel Breakfast Briefing, March 2016
  • “Helping Your Clients Navigate the ACA’s Employer Mandate Penalty – And Avoid it in the Future,” Greater Cincinnati Association of Health Underwriters meeting, March 2016
  • “Regulatory Update,” Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association Meeting, March 2016
  • “The Affordable Care Act:  Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?” Society for Professional Benefit Administrators webinar, January 2016
  • “What to Expect in 2016: The Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Penalties,” Thompson Hine Labor & Employment Seminar, December 2015
  • “Wellness Compliance in the Marketplace,” Humana Total Health Client Seminar, December 2015
  • “Hot Topics in Benefits Law,” ISCEBS Cincinnati/Dayton chapter meeting, December 2015
  • “Viewpoints on Wellness: A GCCBA Expert Panel Discussion” (panelist), Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association Meeting, October 2015
  • “The Affordable Care Act: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?” Northern Kentucky Bar Association Business and Tax Section Meeting, October 2015
  • “The Affordable Care Act: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?” Worldwide Employee Benefits National Webinar, October 2015
  • “Benefits Issues in the Headlines: Health Plan Update,” Thompson Hine 2015 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Briefing, September 2015
  • “Marriage Law and Your Business” (panelist), Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Eggs ‘N Issues event, August 2015
  • “The Affordable Care Act: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2015
  • “Legal Aspects of Wellness Programs,” Healthy Ohio Business Council presentation, May 2015
  • “Welfare Plan Regulatory Update: Wellness Programs and Affordable Care Act Reporting,” Worldwide Employee Benefits Network Cleveland Chapter Regulatory Update, March 2015
  • “ICYMI: Recent Employee Benefits Legal Developments,” Central Ohio ISCEBS Program, January 2015
  • “Is Wellness Program Litigation Making You Sick?” HR Legal Lunches, January 2015
  • “Benefit and Compensation Hot Topics” (facilitated roundtable discussion on the Affordable Care Act), Greater Cincinnati Compensation & Benefits Association Program, December 2014
  • “Welfare Plans Grab Bag,” Thompson Hine 2014 Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Briefing, September 2014
  • “Private Exchanges and the Defined Contribution Model,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2014
  • “Help Your Clients be Prepared for a DOL Investigation – Before it Happens,” Greater Cincinnati Association of Health Underwriters meeting, April 2014.
  • “Affordable Care Act Update,” Thompson Hine 2013 Lawyers’ Continuing Education Seminar, December 2013
  • “Wellness Programs: Complying with the HIPAA Final Regulations on Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs,” Anthem Pathways to Health Seminar, October 2013
  • “Peeling Back the Layers of Laws that Apply to Wellness Programs,” HR Legal Lunches, September 2013
  • “Peeling Back the Layers of Laws that Apply to Wellness Programs,” Butler/Warren Society for Human Resource Management, August 2013
  • “HIPAA Basics,” Central Ohio Chapter ISCEBS Event, July 2013
  • “Implementing the Affordable Care Act,” Thompson Hine LLP 2013 Legal Update for HR Professionals, June 2013
  • “Preparing for PPACA: A View from the Trenches,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2013
  • “The Affordable Care Act: Understanding its Impact Now and in 2014,” HR Legal Lunches, April 2013
  • “So Much to Do and So Little Time: Health Plan Compliance Obligations for 2013,” Thompson Hine LLP Employee Benefits Update, March 2013 (Cincinnati and Dayton), May 2013 (Atlanta)
  • “Recent Developments in Health Care Benefits: Association of Corporate Counsel Breakfast Briefing,” September 2012
  • “Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know About Requirements for Employers and Potential Penalties,” KnowLex Legal Education 2012 Employment Law Briefing: Factors Affecting Workplace Rights in a Digital Age, September 2012
  • “The Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Impact on Group Health Plans and Employers,” Strafford Webinar, July 2012
  • “New Benefit Plan Disclosure Requirements,” Louisville Area Chapter ISCEBS Meeting, July 2012
  • “Employee Wellness Programs,” Thompson Hine LLP 2012 Legal Update for HR Professionals, June 2012
  • “Wellness Programs,” Cincinnati Employee Benefits Conference, June 2012
  • “PPACA Legal Update,” Atlanta Bar Association Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee Meeting, May 2012
  • “Some Like it Hot! Hot Topics for Welfare Plans,” Thompson Hine LLP Employee Benefits Update, April 2012
  • “Emerging Issues in Privacy and Data Security: A 2012 Perspective,” The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series, March 2012
  • “Health Care Reform for the Tax Practitioner,” Tax Executives Institute Meeting, February 2012
  • “What the HEALTH is Happening to America?”, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) Cincinnati Pension Conference, November 2011
  • “Wellness Programs are Like Ogres (and Onions and Parfaits): Peeling Back the Layers of Laws that Apply to Wellness Programs,” Greater Cincinnati Association of Health Underwriters Meeting; October 2011
  • “Hot Topics in Employee Benefits – Secrets for Successful Benefits Professionals,” Central Ohio Chapter ISCEBS Event, September 2011
  • “Wellness Programs,” Cincinnati Bar Association Joint Employee Benefits and Corporate Committee Meeting, September 2011
  • “Welfare Plan Traps for the Unwary,” Thompson Hine LLP Employee Benefits Update, March 2011
  • “Health Care Reform: Burdens and Opportunities,” Health Action Council Ohio, October 2010
  • “Health Care Reform: Myths and Misconceptions,” Human Resources Association of Southwestern Ohio, October 2010
  • “Avoiding the New Excise Tax Reporting Requirement,” Thompson Hine LLP Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing, April 2010
  • “HRAs and Incentives: New Challenges to Established Practices,” Health Action Council Ohio Webinar, March 2010
  • “New HIPAA Privacy and Security Requirements,” Thompson Hine LLP Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing, April 2009
  • “COBRA Subsidy,” National Association of Professional Employer Organizations Webinar, February 2009
  • “COBRA Subsidy,” Health Action Council Ohio Webinar, February 2009
  • “Proposed Cafeteria Plan Regulations,” Thompson Hine LLP Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing, April 2008
  • “Employer Health Plans in 2006 and Beyond,” Thompson Hine LLP Cincinnati Labor & Employment Seminar, May 2006
  • “Executive Compensation – The Cornerstone of Your Retirement,” Thompson Hine LLP Spotlight on Women Seminar, March 2006
  • “HIPAA Privacy, Security and Portability,” Employers Resource Association, September 2005
  • “Employee Benefits Update: 2005 Highlights,” Thompson Hine LLP Cleveland Labor and Employment Seminar, July 2005
  • “Legal Challenges Shaping the Future Balance of Health Care,” Ohio Association of Health Plans 2004 Convention and Trade Show, May 2004
  • Selected as the leading Employee Benefits lawyer in Ohio by Lexology’s 2020 Client Choice Award
  • Listed as a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500, 2017, 2018 to 2022
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Ohio, 2016 to 2022
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013 to 2023 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Venue Magazine Great Leaders Under 40, 2015
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2009, 2012 to 2016
  • YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement Rising Star Award, 2005 to 2006

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Subcommittee on Welfare Plans and EEOC, FMLA and Leaves Issues, Co-Chair, 2021-2022
  • American Benefits Council, Health and Welfare Task Force, 2016 to present
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce WE Lead, participant, 2011
  • ASPPA Benefits Council, Greater Cincinnati, secretary and board member, 2007
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) course on Retirement Plans: Basic Features and Defined Contribution Approached, assistant instructor, 2005
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) course on Retirement Plans: Defined Benefit Approaches and Plan Administration, assistant instructor, 2004

Community Activities

  • Our Daily Bread, board member, 2012 to 2018
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, law school mentor, 2011 to 2012
  • Visions Community Services, mentor, 2010 to 2011
  • Fine Arts Fund, Business Volunteers for the Arts, volunteer, 2002 to 2004; Steering Committee, 2005 to 2006
  • Fine Arts Fund, Business on Board, graduate, 2005
  • Cappies of Greater Cincinnati, secretary and board member, 2005 to 2007
  • Crestview Presbyterian Church, youth leader, 2001 to 2008
  • Legend Community Church, secretary and board member, 2008 to 2017
  • Upward Basketball, cheerleading coach, 2006 to 2007
  • North College Hill High School Mock Trial Team, founder and legal adviser, 2002 to 2006
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), volunteer, 1999 to 2000

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2001,

    Order of the Coif

  • Miami University, B.A., 1998,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
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