12 Nov Preparing for 2014: Should an Employer Pay or Play?
Employer Webinar Series
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 – 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Health care reform’s “main event” (at least for employers) arrives in 2014. That’s when employers with 50 or more full-time employees will have to either “pay” (a substantial tax penalty) or “play” (by offering “affordable” health coverage of at least “minimum value” to their full-time employees).
The agencies charged with implementing health care reform have issued guidance designed to help employers determine whether they are subject to this “pay or play” requirement (by defining “full-time employee” in the seasonal and variable-hour contexts) and then calculate any penalty that might be due for failing to provide appropriate coverage.
In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll address this agency guidance. In addition to doing the math, however, we’ll also suggest approaches for avoiding or minimizing any penalty. Some of these may require action as early as January of 2013. Finally, we’ll point out the potential pitfalls of various approaches. You won’t want to miss this informative webinar.