Health Care Reform Update: Final Employer Play-or-Pay Mandate Regulations Are Out – Will You Be Prepared?
Overview:The IRS recently issued final regulations for the Employer Play-or-Pay Mandate under the Affordable Care Act. These regulations are a critical piece to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and employers of all sizes must understand how the Employer Play-or-Pay Mandate impacts them. This Webcast will go through the important updates in the final regulations, including valuable new transition relief.
In light of these changes, The Knowledge Group is producing this webcast that will focus on what employers and their advisors need to do and when to comply with the Employer Play-or-Pay Mandate and avoid its severe penalties.
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B. Ronnell Nolan HIA, CHRS , President and CEO
Health Agents for America, Inc.
- Employer Mandate Delay: What were the Rules and What are the Rules Now.
- Explanation of the No Coverage Penalty
- Description of Unaffordable/Insufficient Coverage Penalties
- Applicable Large Employer Definition (Full-time Employee and Full-time Equivalents (FTE) and Seasonal Workers)
- <50 Full-time Employees and FTEs
- 50-99 Full-time Employees and FTEs
- 100+ Full-time Employees and FTEs
- How does the Employer Mandate Delay apply to you
Gretchen Harder , Member,
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C
Gabriel S. Marinaro , Attorney
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Discussion of Monthly Measurement Periods
- Counting hours/monthly equivalency rules
- New Hires
- Breaks in service
- Full-Time Employee Safe Harbors and Elective Look-Back Periods
- Measurement Period/Stability Period/Administrative Period concepts
- Counting hours for Variable Hour Employee/Seasonal Employee definitions and classification of Temporary Employees
- Ongoing Employee Safe Harbor
- Special rules for new hires, rehires and others with breaks in service
- Change in status
- Special Categories of Employees
- Seasonal employee definition
- Temporary and Leased Employees
- Educational institutions
- Collectively bargained employees
- Offers of Coverage
- Allocated reduction
- Affordability Safe Harbors
- What Should Employers Do Next?
- How to prepare for implementation in 2015 and 2016
- Overview of key steps
- Audience Q&A
Who Should Attend:- Human Resource & Benefits Personnel - Insurance Carriers - Plan Sponsors - Health Insurance Companies - Health Care Law Attorneys - Insurance Attorneys - Senior Corporate Management - Health Care Advisory Services Consultants - Health Policy Directors - Healthcare Finance People - Third Party Administrators - Employee Benefits Attorneys - State Health Executives - Compliance Officers - Accounting/Financial Directors - And Other Interested/Related Professionals
The Health Agent for America’s President and CEO has nearly 20 years of experience in Louisiana and Washington, DC. As a trade association lobbyist and a successful contract lobbyist for various corporate and non-profit clients; she knows what it takes to be successful in state and federal government relations advocacy. Also one of the most respected advisers and strategist in Louisiana. With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, she has dedicated her time to understanding the law and providing on-gong education to the American public. Ronnell is well known for her tenacity, knowledge of the issues and impeccable connections.
- Louisiana Department of Insurance Agent Advisory Board, appointed by Commissioner Jim Donelon
- Certified Health Care Reform Specialist, CHRS
- Health Insurance Associate, HIA
- NAAIA, National African American Insurance Association, Southeast Louisiana Chapter, Charter Member
- MTA, International Healthcare Consumers Coalition, Consultant
The Health Agent for America’s President and CEO has nearly 20 years of experience in Louisiana and Washington, DC. As …
Gretchen Harders is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits practice, in the firm's New York office.
Ms. Harders' practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts.
Ms. Harders advises corporate clients on employee benefits compliance matters, tax-qualified pension plan compliance, defined benefit plans, Section 401(k) plans, multiemployer plan funding and administration, health and welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit plans. She represents corporate clients and health care providers on health and welfare benefit plans, health care products and the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She also advises both corporate and individual clients on executive compensation issues, including the design of executive employment contracts, incentive compensation arrangements, stock option plans and severance agreements, with a concentration in cross-border executive compensation and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and represents tax-exempt and not-for-profit institutions with respect to pension plans, executive compensation, deferred compensation and employee benefits compliance matters
Ms. Harders is a frequent speaker on various employee benefit issues and developments and has authored articles on various topics of ERISA and employee benefits law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Harders has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2014) and Super Lawyers New York Metro – Employee Benefits/ERISA (2013) and recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013).
Gretchen Harders is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits practice, in the firm's New York office. Ms. …
Email Address: Gabriel.Marinaro@dbr.com
Gabe Marinaro is an attorney in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP …
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About Health Agents for America, Inc.
Health Agents for America, Inc, "HAFA", a trade association fighting for Agents and the Clients they represent. Created to insure Agents had a tool box of knowledge to assist them in consulting their clients and potential clients.
About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visitwww.ebglaw.com.
About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
With 650 lawyers in 11 offices nationwide, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP provides clients with unparalleled service in matters ranging from complex class actions to multibillion-dollar deals, across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice helps clients address present challenges, anticipate future issues and needs, and stay a few steps ahead of the changes in the HR world. When there is an important development in the law, including developments under the Affordable Care Act, Drinker Biddle strives to immediately help employers understand how it will impact their organization by providing individual counseling, sending timely and informative client alerts, holding frequent and regular client briefings, and designing customized training sessions that address each client’s particular concerns.