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ABA Tax Section 2016 Midyear Meeting

American Bar Association


Date: January 29, 2016 - January 30, 2016

Time: 5:00AM - 6:00AM

Location: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE 900 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015-1328


  • Welfare Plans, Cafeteria Plans and Reimbursement Accounts, and EEOC Issues Update

Los Angeles, CA welcomes the ABA Section of Taxation to the 2016 Midyear Meeting, January 28-30, 2016!

Explore a full range of current tax issues in over 35 areas of tax law with committee and subcommittee programming on Friday and Saturday. Connect with colleagues at the Saturday Section Luncheon & Plenary Session with special guest speaker Prof. Edward Kleinbard and presentation of the Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award.


Get practical advice direct from the experts on the issues impacting your practice with section programs, including:

January 29, 2016: Welfare Plans, Cafeteria Plans and Reimbursement Accounts, and EEOC Issues Update. 

This meeting will address the Affordable Care Act information reporting requirements, including a discussion about how to request extensions; recent legislation including PACE that addresses the treatment of certain employers as large employers; the final regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act market reform requirements and grandfathered plans; section 4980I (the Cadillac tax); the EEOC proposed guidance on wellness plans and GINA; and other relevant topics.

January 30: Future Developments Under the Affordable Care Act and for Health and Welfare Plans: Information Reporting, Market Reforms, Wellness Plans, and the Cadillac Tax 

This panel will focus on current and future developments under the Affordable Care Act and health and welfare plan guidance. The panelists will provide an update on compliance with ACA information reporting requirements including how to request extensions and how to obtain a reasonable cause waiver from the assessment of penalties; the ACA market reforms and the final regulations including application of particular rules to employer-sponsored plans; wellness plan including the EEOC rules; and section 4980I (the Cadillac tax) including the status of proposed legislation and regulatory guidance.



Alden J. Bianchi


Alden J. Bianchi, Practice Group Leader of Mintz's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, has been named Chair of Bloomberg BNA's Compensation Planning Advisory Board.