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About This Course:
The ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions apply to all applicable large employers (ALEs). An “ALE” for a calendar year is an employer that employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees per month during the preceding calendar year. An employer’s status as an ALE for a calendar year is determined by taking into account full-time employees and full-time equivalents.

If you are an ALE or part of an ALE-controlled group, you could be liable for excise taxes if you fail to offer qualifying coverage to a full-time employee for a month in which the full-time employee receives a subsidy through a healthcare exchange. A full-time employee is an employee who averages 30 hours of service per week during a month (regardless of how the employer may otherwise define “full-time’ employment).

The rules for identifying full-time employees are very complicated as is the corresponding reporting associated with the employer shared responsibility provisions.

Get a jump start on the employer shared responsibility reporting by attending our all-new webinar when our presenter, a skilled employee benefits attorney, will walk you through the new IRS forms and give you tips for ensure that you’re correctly calculating your ALE status ahead of 2016 reporting deadlines.

Learning Objectives:
  • Who is defined as an ALE
  • The methods employers may use to identify full-time employees
  • What the applicable reporting obligations are for ALEs
  • A review of the IRS Forms related to the employer shared responsibility provisions (e.g., 1095-C and 1094-C)
  • How to master reporting requirements for these forms through examples and draft forms.
About Your Presenter:

Ashley Gillihan, counsel in the Atlanta office and a member of Alston & Bird LLP’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Groups, focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. He also has extensive experience assisting financial institutions and insurance companies who serve as Health Savings Account trustees or custodians. Gillihan is active in publishing and speaking on various health and welfare benefit plan related topics and serves as a faculty member and/or technical advisor for several health and welfare benefit plan-focused organizations.

He is member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Technical Advisory Council and the board of editors for the Benefits and Compensation Law Alert. He was named to the Benefits Committee for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. and served from 2007-2008. He is also a faculty member for the Institute for Applied Management and Law (IAML), and is the primary author of the "Flexible Benefits Answer Book" published by Aspen Publishers. Gillihan will present on employee benefits compliance at the upcoming Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, which takes place November 4 – November 6, 2015 at Paris Las Vegas.
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