Kathryn Bakich, JD
Senior Vice President and National Health Compliance Practice Leader, Segal
Kathy Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal’s Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in health care compliance.
She is the firm’s National Health Compliance Practice Leader.
Kathryn is one of the country’s leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She specializes in providing research and analysis on federal laws and regulations affecting health coverage, including ERISA, Medicare, HIPAA, COBRA, the Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act, the Mental Health Parity Act, and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act.
She is a recognized expert on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She speaks regularly about the law, helps plan sponsors understand its short, and long-term effects on their plans, and assists clients with preparing comments on the legislation for submission to regulatory Departments (Treasury, Labor, and Health & Human Services).
Kathryn leads the Segal team responsible for publishing information about new health care laws and regulations, and trains internal staff on all legislation and related developments. She and her staff disseminate health compliance information, monitor federal and state laws and regulations, and prepare amendments for health plans and summary plan descriptions based on national models.