Don't be distracted by the healthcare debacle in Washington. The ACA remains the law. This training program will focus on ACA compliance requirements for 2017. It will also cover topics such as anti-discrimination provisions for highly compensated employees, affordable coverage penalty, transitional relief for some employers in 2017, and more.
Why Should You Attend
This year the rubber really meets the road for Affordable Care Act compliance. Yet many, whether they are simply concerned individuals or business owners or executives, still find the ACA to be a topic that generates much confusion. This webinar will de-mystify key ACA issues. If you are an employer, HR practitioner or benefits administrator, this webinar will help address these issues as well as offer insight on annual reporting requirements and considerations for 2017.
Areas Covered in the Webinar
- Part I – Preliminaries
- Individual v Employer Mandate
- Definitions: Self-Funded v. Fully-Funded Plan, Grandfathered Plan
- Items to Have Already Addressed – or to Address ASAP
- Taxes and Fees, Changes in Ratings, SHOP
- Part II – 2017 and Beyond
- Expand Coverage to All Eligible Employees; Confirm Minimum Essential Coverage, Minimum Value and Affordability
- Annual Reporting Requirements – Considerations for 2017
- Anti-Discrimination Provisions – Highly Compensated Employees
- Add Coverage for Dependents
- Part III: Penalties
- 95% Rule Penalty
- Affordable Coverage Penalty
- Transitional Relief for Some Employers in 2017
- Part IV: Beyond 2017
- Excise or “Cadillac” Taxes
- Grandfathered Plans
- Wellness Plans
- Using Temporary Staffing Agencies – Who Must Offer Coverage to “Temps”
Who Will Benefit
- Business owners with 50 or more full-time employees/full-time equivalents
- Benefits administrators
- In-house counsel
- HR practitioners
Janette Levey Frisch is an attorney with more than 20 years’ legal experience. She works with employers on most employment law issues to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. She authors the firm’s weekly blog, where she discusses issues impacting employers today. She has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.
Ms. Frisch has also spoken and trained on topics, such as criminal background checks in the hiring process, joint employment, severance arrangements, pre-employment screening among many others. She is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, she serves as a Legal Wellness Professional to employers outside New Jersey and New York on almost all federal employment law issues, to enable employees to address workplace challenges before they escalate to litigation or costly audits.
Ms. Frisch is also a contributor to the recently released book, “Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition,” published by John Wiley and Sons, and authored by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska.