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The ACA, Employee Health Plans and the Contraceptive Mandate: What Comes Next?

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Produced on April 08, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 30m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) requires most health plans to provide first dollar coverage of FDA-approved contraception methods. Nine years after the ACA’s enactment, this contraception mandate continues to be one of the most embattled provisions of the ACA. This program, taught by Patricia Moran, an employee benefits attorney at Mintz Levin, will provide a comprehensive overview of the contraception mandate from the employer’s perspective, including a discussion of which health plans are covered by the mandate, what the mandate requires, how the mandate interacts with health savings accounts (HSAs), and penalties for noncompliance.

The course will also review the current religious exemptions and accommodations available to employers and ongoing litigation related to the expansion of religious and moral objections.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Advise employers on the ACA’s contraceptive coverage requirements

  2. Review the various religious and moral exemptions

  3. Discuss current litigation and the potential impact on the future of the contraceptive coverage

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Patricia Moran is an experienced employee benefits attorney who advises clients on a broad variety of employee benefit plan matters, including:

  • Health and welfare matters, including the Affordable Care Act, fringe benefits, cafeteria plans, COBRA, wellness, mental health parity, on-site clinics, health savings accounts, and telemedicine.
  • Retirement plan matters, including nondiscrimination testing, plan document design, service provider contract review and negotiation, and correction of errors.
  • Benefits-related support on corporation transactions, including drafting, review and negotiation of purchase agreements, due diligence, and post-closing benefits structure.

In addition to her work at Mintz, Patricia has worked with the US Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration investigating private sector employers and venture capital funds with respect to ERISA compliance. She has practiced in the employee benefits departments of two prominent New York City law firms, working primarily on corporate transactions, structured finance, and executive compensation. She has also collaborated with the Harvard School of Public Health on various health policy research projects.

Patricia works with clients of all sizes and in a variety of sectors, including staffing, home health, restaurant, hospitality, consulting, finance, technology and education.

Patricia frequently writes and speaks on a variety of employee benefits related matters.


Carol R.

Excellent presenter.

David H.

I liked her style.

Terrence G.

Excellent program.

Erica R.

Good speaker.

Dale D.

Well researched.

Leo F.

excellent program

Christopher B.

outside of my bailiwick, but an interesting presentation.

E. Nathan S.

Well done! Very nice analysis of what is legally a moving, unsettled topic.

Julie A. B.

Timely topic on a headline-grabbing subject..

Marcella B.

This course was exceptionally detailed and thorough

Christopher M.

Very helpful and informative.

Sara F.

Great presenter, good topic

Susan R.

Thanks for the up to date info re grandfathered policies. My family is struggling to maintain them.

Mark C.


Maria A.

Well done. Very organized and well presented.

John S.

A difficult topic in today's environment. She handled it well.

Rachel C.

Really interesting course! Thanks!

Melissa P.

Awesome presentation

Sharon P.

Excellent Speaker

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