On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court issued one of its most important opinions in recent history impacting the employer/employee relationship: it upheld nearly all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the constitutional issues settled, employers can no longer delay preparing to comply with the law. Although much has been written about what the ACA provides, obtaining practical information about what it means for employers - especially smaller employers and self-insured employers - can be frustratingly challenging.
In this seminar, Davis Wright Tremaine Employee Benefits attorneys Elizabeth J. Deckman and Sarah L. Bhagwandin walked through the changes the ACA makes. California Employment attorneys John P. LeCrone (in LA) and Judith Droz Keyes (in SF) moderated the program and facilitated discussion from the human resource perspective.
Topics discussed included:
- Complying with the 2012 requirements
- Summary of Benefits Coverage (SBC)
- W-2 reporting
- Preparing to comply with the 2013 and 2014 requirements
- Health care flexible spending accounts
- New taxes and penalties
- Pay or play
- Responding to employee questions