Below is the link to the recent UBA Employer Webinar Series: “Getting Ready for 2014: New Information on the Pay or Play Rules” (Part One)
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Beginning in 2014, employers with 50 or more full-time employees (or full-time equivalent employees) will have to either offer “affordable” health coverage of at least “minimum value” to their full-time employees or pay a penalty tax. As 2014 approaches, employers must decide 1) if they are large enough for the employer-shared responsibility (“pay or play”) penalty to affect them; and 2) if they are large enough, how best to handle this new obligation. If you are still wondering who exactly is an “employee” under the law, how you handle vacation time, whether you need to cover dependents, how to know if you’re large enough for the penalty to be an issue for you, and if there are special transition rules, the new proposed regulations provide answers. In this 90-minute webinar, you will be given the answers to these questions and an explanation of some of the additional details provided in this important new guidance. In our March webinar, the rules that apply if you are a large employer will be covered.
PRESENTERS: Kathleen R. Barrow, Partner – Jackson Lewis LLP Kathleen has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans for fifteen years. She has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the U.S. Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration and has assisted employers in defending plan audits. Kathleen is a member of the Jackson Lewis Health care Reform Task Force.
Joyce M. Napier, Partner – Jackson Lewis LLP Joyce 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, groups insurance products, COBRA and HIPAA. She is a member of the Jackson Lewis Health Care Reform Task Force.
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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.
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