The ACA’s Employer Mandate: How to Comply & Avoid New Penalties in 2014
The countdown to the Employer Mandate—the so-called “Play or Pay” penalties of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—has begun. Are you ready?
Most organizations still have much to learn and decide upon before the 2015 and 2016 deadlines. How is your organization using the time to prepare? What are your options… and what can you do now to minimize or avoid penalties? How can you estimate the amount of employer penalties to decide whether to offer health insurance in 2015 and beyond?
These answers are important to your CEO… your employees… and to you! Be prepared!
On May 22, explore the most significant parts of the ACA and learn how to prepare your organization for the Employer Mandate. Join us for The ACA’s Employer Mandate: How to Comply & Avoid New Penalties in 2014.
The play-or-pay rule says employers with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees will have to offer health coverage or pay an annual penalty. And even if you do offer insurance, you could still be slapped with penalties if your coverage isn’t considered “affordable” or if it doesn’t provide a “minimum value.”
The Employer Mandate kicks in on Jan. 1, 2015, for employers with 100 or more full-time-equivalent employees. It's delayed until Jan. 1, 2016, for employers with 50 to 99 FTEs.
Sort out all of this confusion by joining your peers for this practical, interactive 75-minute webinar. Employment and healthcare attorney Matthew Schenck will explain:
- The details of the Employer Mandate (in English, no legalese!) and what employers must do to comply.
- How to determine "large employer" status and how to count part-time, short-term and seasonal employees.
- The two types of employer penalties.
- How to tell whether your employer-sponsored health plan provides “minimum value” or is “inadequate”—and why that’s important.
- How to tell whether your health plan is “unaffordable” without knowing your employees’ household income.
- Strategies to minimize penalties—or avoid them entirely.
- “Look back” and “stability periods” and what to do in 2014 to take advantage of them in 2015.
- How the health care exchanges/marketplaces impact employers.
- More practical compliance strategies for any size HR department.
Plus, receive answers to YOUR specific questions about the Employer Mandate and its impact on your compliance responsibilities. Your CEO expects you to understand these huge changes — and to plan and manage your ACA compliance strategy.
The ACA’s Employer Mandate: How to Comply & Avoid New Penalties in 2014 will give you an in-depth understanding of the biggest part of health care reform affecting employers. You'll walk away with specific recommendations on how to take advantage of the delay in the Employer Mandate.
Editorial Director, HR Specialist
P.S. Early Registration Bonuses. The first 50 registrants for this webinar will receive a recording of Matt Schenck’s comprehensive overview webinar about the Affordable Care Act: Health Care Reform: Employer's Workshop. This 75-minute recording gives you a complete summary of the employer-related parts of the law… upcoming deadlines… reporting requirements… noncompliance penalties… and more. Plus, you'll receive one month of access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com.
P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If this webinar fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials and registration bonuses are yours to keep.
Multimedia CD & Download: $197
Webinar, Multimedia CD & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Matthew Schenck is a partner at the law firm of Paul Plevin in San Diego, where he specializes in litigation representing employers and health care organizations in federal courts and before administrative agencies. In addition, Matt advises and counsels clients on employment law issues. He speaks often on employment law and employee benefit issues, including at the prestigious Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices (LEAP) Symposium.
Early Registration Bonus:
The first 50 to sign up for this webinar will receive a recording of Matt Schenck’s comprehensive overview webinar about the Affordable Care Act: Health Care Reform: Employer's Workshop. This 75-minute recording gives you a complete summary of the employer-related parts of the law… upcoming deadlines… reporting requirements… noncompliance penalties… and more. This recording is a $197.00 value, but we'll send you the download — IF you're among our first 50 registrants.
Extra Added Bonus Gift:
You’ll receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online — our comprehensive electronic HR information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" — your choice.
This event has been approved for 1.25 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."