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Play or Pay and 90 Day Waiting Period: Emerging Issues in Health Care Reform
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Guidance was jointly issued by the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services on two related health care reform issues, the employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” penalties and the implementation of the 90-day waiting period limitation. In less than a year, employers employing at least 50 full-time employees will be subject to the employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” penalties. If employers do not offer health coverage or do not offer affordable health coverage or coverage that provides a minimum level of value to their full-time employees, they may be subject to a tax penalty under the proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service. This guidance will help employers prepare for the significant new rules that become effective in 2014. It is essential for employers to have an understanding of the fundamental changes and requirements and to begin planning now to address these pieces of guidance.

In this LIVE Webcast, attorneys with health care industry expertise across legal areas will provide insight on the scope of the guidance, as well as some recommendations and best practices for handling these changes that are coming in 2014.

Some of the key issues that will be addressed:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124391
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“Play or Pay” and 90 Day Waiting Period: Emerging Issues in Health Care Reform

Webcast – March 20, 2013
Program Agenda

I. Summary of the 2014 Rules
  • a. Highlights of significant rule changes including Employer Mandate, Individual Mandate and Public Exchanges
  • b. Explanation of the No Coverage Penalty
  • c. Description of Unaffordable/Insufficient Coverage Penalties
  • d. Summary of the Limitation on Waiting Periods in excess of 90 days
II. Discussion on Full-Time Employee (FTE)/Safe Harbors
  • a. Definition of FTE
  • b. Variable Hour Employee/Seasonal Employee definitions and classification of Temporary Employees
  • c. Measurement Period/Stability Period/Administrative Period concepts
  • d. Ongoing Employee Safe Harbor
  • e. Special rules for New Hires
  • f. Rehires and others with breaks in service
  • g. Potential “problem” areas
III. What Should Employers Do Next?
  • a. Overview of key steps
  • b. Practical examples
IV. Audience Q&A

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C
Gretchen Harders
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Nicole D. Bogard
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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Sarah Bassler Millar
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Who Should Attend?

- Lawyers
- Accountants
- CEOs
- CFOs
- Senior Corporate Management
- Compliance Officers
- Healthcare Service Providers
- Health Services Professionals
- Health Industry Advisors
- Health Care Law Attorneys
- Health Care Advisory Services Consultants
- Health Policy Directors
- Human Resources
- In-House Counsel & Employment Law Attorneys
- Financial Officers
- Private companies
- Public companies
- Audit Partners
- Treasurers

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone who wish to get a complete understanding of the new guidance related to health care reform.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from experienced practitioners & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Register and be in the know! Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. We also offer deep discounts for early birds! So enroll in this course now by clicking the “Register” button below.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.





Play or Pay and 90 Day Waiting Period: Emerging Issues in Health Care Reform
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Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visit

With more than 800 lawyers across 11 offices, Seyfarth Shaw handles issues for clients in all key areas including employee benefits, labor and employment, litigation, and corporate, among others. Clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held companies and various types of funds. Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s five best law firms for client service in its 2013 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. In addition, Seyfarth was honored in November 2012 by the Financial Times with a No. 7 ranking in the FT Law 25 index of innovative law firms, rising two spots from 2011. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm's leadership, partnership and staff to drive quality and efficiency in the delivery of client service.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with 650 lawyers in 11 offices providing client service in areas such as corporate and securities, commercial litigation, communications litigation, corporate restructuring, employee benefits and executive compensation, environment and energy, government and regulatory affairs, health care, insurance coverage, intellectual property, investment management, labor and employment, life insurance and annuities, products liability and mass tort litigation, private client services, and real estate.


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