Tuesday, August 12, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to phase in. Many plan design requirements took effect in 2014 for both large and small plans. This next year will bring employer-shared responsibility ("play or pay") requirements for larger employers. PPACA has also affected the notices employers need to give as part of the open enrollment process and it affects COBRA. To help plan sponsors understand their options and obligations, this 90-minute intermediate level webinar will cover:
- A review of the 2014 plan design requirements, including the eligibility waiting period rules
- How group health plans and the Marketplace handle special enrollment and Section 125 change in status events
- Upcoming fees
- The health plan identifier requirement
- Notices that should be included in your open enrollment packet -- and those that are no longer needed
- A refresher on Summary of Benefits and Coverage requirements, including the transition and distribution rules
- A review of the common law employee definition
- A reminder of how to count workers correctly -- and why it matters
- Recent developments, and what is in the regulatory pipeline
About The Presenter:
Joy M. Napier-Joyce is a Shareholder in the Baltimore office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She counsels clients in a broad range of benefit matters, including general compliance, administration of qualified retirement plans under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, and welfare plan issues involving cafeteria plans, health plans, flexible spending accounts, group insurance products, COBRA and HIPAA. She is a member of the Jackson Lewis Health Care Reform Task Force and leader of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group.
Register here for the webinar or contact us today. The presentation slides will be posted on the UBA website the day before the webinar.