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The Affordable Care Act: What's Trending and What's Next

The TemPositions Group

Oct
1
2015

Date: October 1, 2015

Time: 8:30AM

Location: 20 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY

Topics

  • The Affordable Care Act: What's Trending and What's Next
     

To say that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a major impact on employers and employer-sponsored group health plans is something of an understatement. While many were hoping that the law would be repealed or invalidated, these hopes have not materialized. The ACA core rules governing employers — the employer shared responsibility rules — went into effect in 2015, and the corresponding reporting rules kick in in 2016. The tax on high cost health plans (aka the "Cadillac" tax) goes live in 2018. This program will review where we are now with the ACA, and what's coming, with a particular focus on special problems, issues, and concerns affecting employers — and how they might best respond.

Topics  

  •  The various ways that employers are responding to the ACA employer mandate
  • The Supreme Court and King v. Burwell
  • The reporting rules, their (many) challenges, and what steps employers need to be taking now to be ready
  • The tax on high cost health plans — Code § 4980I and its likely impact on plan design
  • The coming group health plan nondiscrimination rules (and why you should be worried)
  • Recent developments in wellness programs
  • Current legislative activity involving the ACA

 

 

Speakers

Alden J. Bianchi is an employee benefits and compensation attorney at Mintz. He advises clients on retirement plans, compensation arrangements, ERISA issues, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, and health and welfare plans. Alden is an authority on health care reform.