bswift Industry Insights: ACA Regulatory Roundup: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know Now

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ACA Regulatory Roundup: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know Now

ACA Regulatory Roundup: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know Now

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

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Description:



In December 2015, congressional lawmakers and IRS officials took multiple actions that affect benefits professionals—specifically, key ways they administer employee health benefits and comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

  • Congress delayed the ACA’s “Cadillac tax.” The excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans will now take effect in 2020, rather than 2018.
  • The IRS pushed back reporting deadlines for the required Form 1094 and Form 1095.
  • The IRS also updated rules affecting plan affordability provisions of the ACA—in ways that could trigger excise taxes for employers.

Join us for this online session to get a head start working through the important strategic and compliance issues that lie ahead.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Even with two years of extra time, what steps can/should employers take in the near future to lower plan costs and avoid the Cadillac tax?
  • What ACA rules aren’t affected by the Cadillac tax delay that employers still need to keep on their radar?
  • What lessons can employers learn now to ensure that 1094/1095 reporting is simpler and more efficient for 2016?
  • How can technology play an effective and efficient role in overall ACA compliance and plan affordability?


Speakers:



Mary Bauman, Attorney at Law, Health Care Reform Practice, Miller Johnson
Justin Burns, Vice President, Service Technology, bswift
Don Garlitz, Senior Vice President, bswift