Alston & Bird LLP

John R Hickman

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Practice Areas

John is a pioneer in compliance issues for employer-sponsored health plans. His clients include large employers, insurers, TPAs, financial institutions, and HSA service providers. His 25-plus years of experience with HSAs, consumer directed health care, the ACA, and HIPAA enable him to spot issues and opportunities that save his clients money and avoid long-term administrative headaches.


Leader, firm’s Health & Welfare Plans group; former adjunct professor of law, Emory University.

Professional Memberships

American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Fellow; Employers Council on Flexible Compensation board and Technical Advisory Committee.


Co-author, ‘Cafeteria Plans Manual, Health Care Reform, HIPAA Portability and Privacy’ and ‘Consumer-Driven Health Care’.