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Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • Counting Employees under Health Care Reform – Part 2

    Posted on April 28, 2014

    Below is the link to the April 22, 2014 UBA Employer Webinar Series:  “Counting Employees Under Health Care Reform – Part 2”

    http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=d61c2c17-ea18-467e-89b7-7d8027ca5c42

     

    Counting employees under health care reform is not as easy as 1-2-3.  The rules are quite complicated, and if not done correctly can have serious repercussions for your business.  The final employer-shared responsibility (“play or pay”) regulations have been issued and beginning in 2015, larger employers will need to either offer health coverage that meets the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or pay penalties. Although the requirement is not effective until 2015, employers need to be gathering data and making decisions now.  In this webinar we’ll discuss in detail which employers are affected and what you must do to provide coverage that meets PPACA’s requirements.  We’ll also detail the two methods employers can use to determine which employees need to be offered coverage, the recently issued reporting regulation, and how penalties will be calculated if the requirements aren’t met.

     

    PRESENTER

    Randal M. Limbeck, Shareholder – Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Randal M. Limbeck is a Shareholder in the Omaha office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  He specializes in representation of clients in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation.  Mr. Limbeck has represented clients in a broad range of industries and size, with respect to design, document drafting, employee communications, litigation, and assistance in dealings with the IRS and Department of Labor.

     

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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.

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  • Legislative and Regulatory Update

    Posted on April 9, 2014

    Below is the link to the April 8, 2014 UBA Employer Webinar Series:  “Legislative and Regulatory Update”

    http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=ad5fbb3a-6e3e-4bec-ad96-dbdd39fedbfb

     

    Want to know what is happening in Washington, D.C., as it relates to the now four-year-old Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)?  While parts of the law have been implemented, major additional requirements are scheduled to take effect over the next several years.  Significant regulations on the employer-shared responsibility and reporting requirements were issued earlier this year.  Meanwhile, a number of bills have been introduced in Congress to modify, or even repeal, this law.

     

    PRESENTER

    Janet Trautwein, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters

    Janet Trautwein is Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) in Arlington, Virginia.  Her responsibilities include oversight of all NAHU activities and primary representation of the association to the media, government agencies and elected officials at all levels, the insurance industry, and the public.  Prior to becoming the CEO of NAHU, Janet served for many years as the head of NAHU’s government affairs department, working with members of Congress on Capitol Hill and agencies of the executive branch, supervising NAHU government affairs staff, monitoring an analyzing legislation, writing and revising legislation and developing policy recommendations for NAHU.  She has particular interest and expertise in issues related to the uninsured, long-term care, high-risk pools and health insurance markets around the United States.

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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.

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