Below is the link to the August 12, 2014 UBA Employer Webinar Series: “Planning for 2015 – Open Enrollment and Other PPACA Issues”
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 heop plan sponsors understand their options and obligations, this 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
Joy M. Napier-Joyce, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Joy 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.
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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.