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  • Preparing for 2014: Should an Employer Pay or Play?

    Posted on November 13, 2012

    Below is the link to the recent UBA Employer Webinar Series: “Preparing for 2014:  Should an Employer Pay or Play?

    http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=c8a9dbce-5e6c-4f42-a843-3bedae3605e7

    Your name and email are required for registration.

    Health care reform’s “main event” (at least for employers) arrives in 2014.  That’s when employers with 50 or more full-time employees will have to either “pay” (a substantial tax penalty) or “play” (by offering “affordable” health coverage of at least “minimum value” to their full-time employees). The agencies charged with implementing health care reform have issued guidance designed to help employers determine whether they are subject to this “pay or play” requirement (by defining “full-time employee” in the seasonal and variable-hour contexts) and then calculate and penalty that might be due for failing to provide appropriate coverage.

    This agency guidance will be addressed in this 90 minute webinar.  In addition to doing the math, approaches for avoiding or minimizing any penalty will be suggested.  Some of these may require action before the end of this year. The potential pitfalls for various approaches will also be discussed.

    PRESENTERS

    Kenneth A. Mason, Partner – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

    Ken heads the Employee Benefits Group. He concentrates on ERISA and other aspects of employee benefits law, including both tax and fiduciary issues, retirement and welfare plans, executive deferred compensation, federal employment discrimination statutes, and issues unique to governmental and other tax-exempt employers.

    Robert A. Browning, Partner – Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP

    Rob is a partner in Spencer Fane’s Employee Benefits Group.  He has specialized expertise in the tax and labor laws governing retirement, health and welfare, executive compensation and other employee benefit plans.

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    Please feel free to watch/listen to this whenever it is convenient for you and your staff. It will be available for you to view for the next 11 months. Your name and email are required for registration. There is no cost however, this webinar has been approved for one credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Once you have viewed the webinar, the last page will provide details on receiving the credit hour.

    These webinars are designed to help keep you up to date on pertinent employee issues. We hope that you find this information valuable.

    If you would like to be removed from our distribution list or if there is someone else in your organization that you would like to receive this, please contact Karen Soule ksoule@acadiabenefits.com.

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