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Benefits Attorneys

Benefits Attorneys

The mission of ProBenefits includes a pledge to serve employers with the highest level of knowledge and compliance. ProBenefits demonstrates its commitment to compliance with a skilled and experienced in-house legal team including two attorneys, Jason Cogdill and Laura Bibb. Jason and Laura have more than 25 years combined experience in employee benefits law. Internally, they oversee compliance for plans and services provided by ProBenefits to employers of all sizes. Externally, Jason and Laura serve as a valuable resource for employers and advisors partnering with ProBenefits.

Areas of expertise and work include:

  • IRS tax benefit plans
  • ERISA rules for health & welfare benefit plans
  • COBRA
  • Affordable Care Act
  • HIPAA
  • Additional topics related to welfare and fringe benefit plans

Jason Cogdill serves as Vice President and General Counsel. Jason joined ProBenefits in 2004, and he assists Gary Knight (President) with company leadership. Jason oversees corporate compliance initiatives and is directly involved in compliance services for employers. Jason is a key resource for organizations and advisors, and he is a frequent and well-known speaker and presenter on a range of benefits and legal topics.

Jason is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest University School of Law. Jason worked in corporate practice prior to joining ProBenefits. He has also maintained an independent legal practice assisting employers and agencies with services beyond the scope of ProBenefits’ business. Jason is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, is a former In-House Leader In The Law, and holds several professional distinctions.

Laura Bibb serves as Senior Compliance Counsel. Laura joined ProBenefits in 2018 after six years as in private practice with a national employee benefits law firm. Laura also previously worked in-house for a large benefits brokerage.

Laura leads key areas of our compliance services for employers and advisors, including compliance with IRS rules, COBRA administration, plan documentation, Form 5500 filings, and Wrap SPDs. Laura has extensive experience in these areas as well as ACA, HIPAA, and other legal issues affecting benefits.

Laura is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Missouri, is a member of both the North Carolina and Missouri State Bars, and holds several professional distinctions.

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