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The Affordable Care Act: Recent Developments

(2k+ reviews)

Produced on May 07, 2014

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Course Information

Time 1h 30m
Difficulty
Topics covered in this course: Health Care Labor & Employment

Course Description

The Affordable Care Act changed the U.S.’s national health landscape – this is not news. However, that the Act’s effects reach beyond the health care stratosphere and into a vast expanse of tangential practice areas is, to many, headline-worthy. In this program, Epstein Becker and Green partner, Gretchen Harders, explores the many angles and effects of the now infamous Act.

 

Ms. Harders begins this program with a brief discussion of the Act’s implementation. Next, the program highlights new, resulting employment law considerations, underscoring the organizational classifications pertinent to employers' determination of where their companies now stand. Ms. Harders then evaluates new tax considerations and explains adjustments to prior methods of computation, respective to a vast scale of company size-based classifications. Finally, Ms. Harders helps define the multiple “types” of employees and explains how the status of each affects their requisite health care and employee status. Join Lawline and Ms. Harders for this comprehensive analysis of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.    Recognize the ACA’s impact on employers of various types and sizes

II.   Identify new tax provisions relating to implementation of ACA programs

III.  Distinguish different employee types as defined by ACA provisions

IV.  Implement a cross-organizational ACA-compliant employee benefit policy

V.   Digest additional significant ACA provisions

 

Faculty

Gretchen Harders

Epstein Becker & Green

Ms. Harders' practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts.

 

Ms. Harders:

  • Advises corporate clients on employee benefits compliance matters, tax-qualified pension plan compliance, defined benefit plans, Section 401(k) plans, multiemployer plan funding and administration, health and welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit plans
  • Represents corporate clients and health care providers on health and welfare benefit plans, health care products and the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Advises both corporate and individual clients on executive compensation issues, including the design of executive employment contracts, incentive compensation arrangements, stock option plans and severance agreements, with a concentration in cross-border executive compensation and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act
  • Represents tax-exempt and not-for-profit institutions with respect to pension plans, executive compensation, deferred compensation and employee benefits compliance matters
  • Ms. Harders is a frequent speaker on various employee benefit issues and developments and has authored articles on various topics of ERISA and employee benefits law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

Ms. Harders has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2014) and Super Lawyers New York Metro – Employee Benefits/ERISA (2013) and recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013).

 

Publications:

  • Chapter 24, "Claims, Disputes, and Settlements," Section 409A Handbook (BNA Books, Fall 2010).
  • "Surprises for Publicly-Traded Multinational Employers: Complying with Section 409A of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code," International Legal News, Volume 5, Issue 2 (Aug. 15, 2008).
  • "Applying new US tax rules on deferred compensation to cross border arrangements," PLC Cross Border Employee and Labour Benefits Handbook 2007/8, with Howard Pianko (Sept. 13, 2007).
  • "Cross-border employment contracts – practical considerations for the multinational employer," PLC Cross Border Employee and Labour Benefits Handbook 2006/7, with Howard Pianko (Aug. 10, 2006).
  • "Employer Stock Funds in Corporate Transactions: Tax and ERISA Considerations," BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal (Feb. 2004).
  • "Employer Stock Funds in Corporate Transactions: Federal Securities Law Considerations," BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal (April 2004).

 

PRACTICES

  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Executive Compensation
  • Health and Welfare Plans
  • HIPAA
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Downsizing
  • Multiemployer Plans
  • Retirement Plans
  • EDUCATION
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • J.D.,
  • cum laude, 1997
  • University of Chicago
  • B.A., 1989
  • BAR ADMISSIONS
  • New York
  • MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section


Reviews

PS
Peter S.

A ton of information in just 1.5 hours. Nevertheless, this was an excellent presentation.

SM
Susan M.

I would have preferred an additional 15 to 30 minutes given the dense subject matter, but in the time allotted the presentation was excellent.

DC
David C.

Excellent presentation very knowledgeable presenter

SF
Susan F.

Very complex topic and speaker did a good job of making it understandable.

MG
Mark G.

Great course.

CP
Christopher P.

Very relevant topic. Excellent speaker and presentation.

GS
GREGORY S.

That was really great. Very informative.

CB
Cary B.

Ms. Harders really knew her stuff on a complicated topic.

JS
Janet S.

A good introduction to the Affordable Care Act.

MG
michael g.

Good seminar that further reinforces the need, and desire of most of the country, to repeal this abomination of a law.

JM
Joseph M.

Very thorough

RS
Robert S.

Good stuff on a new topic that'll be important down the road.

SS
Susan S.

Very informative.

JS
Jennifer S.

Very good!

MS
Mark S.

Very effective overview of important issues for businesses dealing with implementation of Affordable Care Act.

JS
Joseph S.

All around excellent.

AP
Annette E. P.

Excellent!

PS
Patricia S.

Excellent; more time needed

RT
Rodney T.

Topic was challenging but well handled

SW
Steve W.

Well presented on a timely topic

KT
Kaye T.

Excellent presentation on issues for employers.

SS
Sharon S.

The best lecture in the package and a very knowledgeable speaker. Very glad you included it in the Illinois package.

BS
Belinda S.

Good

SK
Sarah K.

Great to watch something so applicable to my current job.

BR
Bernard R.

Excellent

KS
Karey S.

Informative and interesting

RM
Robert M.

Good overview of ACA requirements with sufficient detail to be meaningful.

KP
Katherine P.

Lots of material!

DO
Dianne O.

A very confusing topic..this was a help.

VB
Vicki B.

A useful program for attorneys who represent covered employers; less so for the general practitioner.

DR
Donna R.

Excellent.

EC
Eric C.

Kept my undivided attention!

SG
Shela G.

This was great.

JC
Janice C.

very informative and interesting course

SC
Sol C.

incisive and informative! Speaker is very knowledgeable!

MK
Michele K.

nice job with a complicated topic

MM
Maria Domenech M.

Since its not my area found subject matter complex.

EG
Elsa G.

excellent

GG
Gerardo G.

Good topic learned something

JM
JC M.

Very good

BC
Bryan D. C.

very informative

JB
John B.

Very good basic information on the ACA

KC
Karen C.

Good coverage of the topic

RW
Regina W.

outstanding work with a very difficult subject

JJ
Jamie J.

Excellent primer on ACA and employers

ML
Michael L.

Densely informative and well presented by the speaker.

RC
Richard C.

Speaker was incredibly knowledgeable

TF
Thomas F.

well done

JT
james t.

Very good and knowledgable speaker who was well organized.

JH
J. Donald H.

Very complicated law - well prepared speaker.

RK
Robert K.

Made a complex subject understandable

RJ
Robert J.

I truly appreciate the amount of work that went into preparing this presentation!

GB
Gary B.

Packed a lot of good information into a relatively short time.

CS
Carol A S.

Gretchen did a great job made a very complex topic understandable

MC
Marcia C.

Excellent program

LL
Laura L.

Did an excellent job of explaining a complicated area

MF
Marc F.

Very good

JF
JW F.

Practical!

RE
Robert E.

Complicated and evolving

KM
Kimberly M.

I would highly recommend this course.

RH
Richard H.

Very informative (although a very dry subject for me) and good talk.

SH
Sanaa H.

Good presentation and explanation of complex issues

JB
Jeffrey B.

Assumed a little more familiarity with the program than I had (as a beginner level), but lots of information.

DJ
David J.

the more I learn the less I like ACA

VJ
Virginia J.

This speaker was great all around

SK
Stevan K.

very good

ME
Mary Payton E.

Excellent speaker and topic!

FM
Frank M.

Too complicated.

SF
Stephen F.

Very dry but important topic. Ms. Harders did a good job with it.

LM
Lynn M.

very good update

CB
Catherine B.

I really felt that this course could have been a little longer!

VF
Vicki F.

Please offer a more advance seminar as this area continues to develop

RP
Ruth P.

Informative and basic.

PS
Paul S.

Gretchen did an excellent job with a complex topic!

CC
Carrol C.

Very knowledgeable speaker. Almost too short to cover all the material, but a good presentation.

RA
Robert A.

Clear that once again we have complexity piled on top of complexity

DD
Dmitri D.

informative about new developments

JP
Juliet P.

This speaker was particularly prepared with some recently changing content.

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