Ellen V. Benson

Ellen Benson advises a wide range of employers in all aspects of their employee benefit programs, including retirement, health & welfare, and deferred compensation plans. Ellen’s clients include hospitals, universities and other tax-exempt organizations as well as for-profit employers.

Ellen assists clients in their efforts to develop and maintain competitive employee benefit plans, and her work includes plan design and drafting, assistance with vendor searches, vendor contract negotiations and employee communications. Clients rely on Ellen to keep them apprised of new legislation, regulations, and agency guidance, and she routinely works with clients to keep their plan documents in compliance and to obtain favorable determination letters from the IRS for their qualified plans. She also provides advice on the full range of day-to-day questions that arise in the administration of employee benefit plans.

Prior to joining the Benefits Consulting Group in 2004, Ellen was an associate at Ropes & Gray in the Tax & Benefits Department from 1998 to 2003, with a focus on employee benefit matters.


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Erisa and 2) Benefits Consulting Group Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Law School Cornell Law School (J.D. 1997)
Education Bryn Mawr College (B.A., cum laude, 1994)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Massachusetts
Most recent firm Ropes & Gray LLP
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