Anne Hydorn

Anne C. Hydorn


  • Print Page
  • Email Page
  • Share this page
Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits
San Francisco

Anne advises private and public employers on a full-range of benefits matters. She has special expertise in health care reform and health and welfare plan compliance. Anne’s health and welfare work includes providing extensive advice on various insured and self-insured health plan compliance issues, the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, cafeteria plans, health reimbursement arrangements, and health savings accounts.

Anne regularly also counsels both large and small entities regarding on-going administration and compliance issues related to ERISA, fiduciary duties, fringe benefits tax compliance, compensation and withholding issues, retirement and health plan amendments, internal procedures and administration, qualification of domestic relations orders and IRS determination letter applications. Her experience involves working with both defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, including plans under 401(k) and 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Before joining the firm, Anne was the director of human resources for a private corporation. During her tenure there, she gained extensive experience with retirement plans, welfare benefits, labor relations and payroll administration.


"Hanson Bridgett Announces IRS Determination Letter Replacement Program," co-author, Employee Benefits Alert (March 2017)

"Full ACA repeal faces several obstacles," co-author, Daily Journal (February 2017)

"Is the ACA Dead Yet? Not So Fast," co-author, Employee Benefits Law Alert (November 2016)

"New ACA Rules for HRAs, Flex Credits and Opt-Out Payments," co-author, Employee Benefits Law Alert (September 2016)

"Ruling is an important lesson for CalPERS employers," co-author, Daily Journal (July 2016)

"IRS Raises Stakes: New Trade Law Increases Penalties Applicable to Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements," Employee Benefits Law Alert (August 2015)

"Back on Track! Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Tax Credits," co-author, Employee Benefits Law Alert (June 2015)

"Employers Must Comply with Exchange Notice Requirements by October 1, 2013: DOL Issues Model Notice and Updated COBRA Election Notice," co-author, Employee Benefits Law Alert (June 2013)

"Health Care Reform – What You Must Do This Year," Employee Benefits Law Alert (September 2012)

See All Publications


"Employee Benefits Update," co-speaker, Hanson Bridgett Employee Benefits Webinar (February 2017)

"Employee Benefits Update," co-speaker, Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Seminar (January 2016)

"Affordable Care Act – Planning to Deal with the Pay-or-Play Penalties Effective 1/1/15," co-speaker, 2015 Annual CSDA Conference (September 2015)

"ACA – New Reporting Requirements," co-speaker, California County Payroll Managers Spring Meeting (April 2015)

"Affordable Care Act Compliance in 2015 and Other Updates in Employee Benefits," co-presenter, Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Seminar (January 2015)

"Employee Benefits Update," co-presenter, Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Seminar (January 2014)

"Affordable Care Act Implementation Issues," The League of California Cities City Attorney's Conference (May 2014)

"Healthcare Reform and The Affordable Care Act Seminar," organizer (November 2013)

“Pay or Play: Time to Act,” co-speaker, Public Retirement Journal Webinar (April 2013)

“Employee Benefits: Key Employer Issues 2013,” co-speaker, Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Seminar (January 2013)

“New Employer ‘Pay or Play’ Rules,” co-speaker, Hanson Bridgett Health Care Reform Webinar (January 2013)

"Compliance in 2013," co-speaker, Filice Insurance Compliance Seminar (January 2013)

"HRA and Your Business: A Presentation on Health Reimbursement Accounts," Golden Gate Restaurant Association (November 2012)

"Health Care Reform: Key Employer Action Items," County Payroll Managers Fall Meeting (September 2012)

"Healthcare Reform – Key Employer Action Items," co-speaker, Lozano Smith's Legal Staff Meeting (August 2012)

"Brinker and Beyond – A Review of Current Employment Laws and Best Practices," co-speaker, Golden Gate Restaurant Association (May 2012)

"Employment Tax Audits; Fringe Benefits; W-2 Requirements for Health Care Reporting; Pension Reform," Auditor-Controller Payroll Managers Group, California Counties (April 2012)

"Retiree Medical Benefits: The Changing Landscape and Controlling Future Costs" Southern California Public Labor Relations Council (February 2012)

"Managing Employees in California – The Latest Laws and Hot Topics," co-presenter, Hanson Bridgett Labor & Employment Seminar (January / February 2012)

"Tax Compliance Operational Review and Domestic Relations Orders," CALAPRS Attorney Roundtable (September 2010)

See All Presentations

Professional Affiliations

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2013 Fellow)

Contra Costa Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

Western Pension & Benefits Council


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2003)

B.A., dean's list, University of California, Davis (1991)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

415-995-5893 Direct Phone
415-995-3404 Fax

Email Attorney