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Health Care Reform: Taxation and Accounting Issues

Date: Recorded
The Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010 and in 2012 the Supreme Court upheld the law. The law is comprised of a complex set of provisions with a staggered implementation schedule that began in 2010 and will be fully implemented in 2018.

To add to the confusion, the three agencies tasked with providing regulations - the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services - have been issuing guidance and regulations at a rapid pace but have still struggled to do so in a timely manner.

As a result, many employers are confused about the rules and the potential penalties, and despite the fact that the most significant penalties will be in force in 2015, many employers are not certain about how to make sure they are complying.

The stakes couldn't be higher; the penalties are severe. Employers, and those advising them, will be given the tools they need to develop a compliance strategy, whether they are ahead of the curve or are just beginning to address compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

Agenda

Overview of the Affordable Care Act
  • History of the Law
  • Structure of the Law
The Employer Mandate
  • How to Determine Whether Your Company Is Subject to the Law
  • Which Employees Must Be Covered?
  • How Much Coverage Must Be Offered?
  • How to Calculate the Penalties
The Individual Mandate
  • How to Determine Whether the Mandate Applies to You or Your Client
  • How to Calculate the Penalties
Reporting Requirements
  • Which Forms Are Required?
  • What Information Is Required?
Other Important Provisions
  • How to Avoid the "Cadillac" Tax on High Value Health Care Coverage
  • How to Avoid Penalties for Violating New Nondiscrimination Rules
  • Other Reforms and Excepted Benefits
Accounting Issues and Considerations
  • Annual Fee on Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Excise Tax on Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Retiree Drug Subsidy
About The Presenters

Kara Backus
  • Associate with Bullard Law
  • Practices exclusively in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefit plans under ERISA, and COBRA and HIPAA compliance issues
  • Writer and frequent speaker on health care reform and the Affordable Care Act
  • Admitted to practice in Oregon and California
  • B.A. degree, Amherst College; J.D. degree, University of Southern California
Craig A. Day
  • Counsel to the firm of Lane Powell PC
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employee benefits, including retirement plans, executive compensation, and health and welfare plans
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous health care reform, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), wellness programs, and related tax issues
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of health care reform, HIPAA, same-sex marriage, wellness programs, executive compensation and other tax issues
  • Admitted to practice in the state of Washington
  • J.D. degree, with honors, and B.A. degree, University of Washington
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