There is a tremendous amount of confusion around what it means for an employer’s plan to be “affordable” under the ACA. It’s not surprising because there are two different kinds of affordable criteria. First there is the definition of when an employer’s plan is affordable for purposes of an individual who is purchasing individual health insurance and trying to qualify for a subsidy. Separately, there are the three employer affordability safe harbors provided by the IRS to help employers set contribution rates in a manner that mitigates their §4980H(b) penalty risk. This webinar will help employers understand the differences and provide strategies for setting employer contributions going forward.
Bob Radecki, President, Benefit Comply, LLC
Bob has more than 30 years’ experience in the HR and employee benefits industry helping employers deal with difficult benefit and compliance matters. He has served as the principal HIPAA consultant to a number of health insurance companies and is recognized as an expert on a variety of benefit compliance issues including COBRA, FMLA and health reform. Bob has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events and conferences, and has published many articles on various compliance issues.
Regan Debban, J.D., MBA, Senior Consultant, Benefit Comply, LLC
Regan Blomme Debban has experience working as an attorney for a major Fortune 500 company and for a PEO providing benefits and HR services to small employers. She has also worked as a legal researcher for Thomson Reuters. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Regan worked as an account manager in a leading insurance agency in the Minneapolis area, so she understands the issues and challenges facing employee benefit consulting firms and agencies.
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