Thursday, January 31st                                                       2 sessions available,  8:30 - 11:00 or 1:30 - 4:00

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Holiday Inn - Great Lakes Ballroom
200 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802 

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Otis-Magie Insurance Agency 

Employee Benefits Compliance for 2013 

With the recent Supreme Court decision, and the results of the 2012 election, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be implemented in a form that is very close to the current structure.  This guarantees that 2013 will be one of the most demanding years ever for the administration of employer sponsored benefits.  While employers continue to face other compliance challenges, the year will be dominated by employer preparations for the significant elements of the ACA that go into force beginning in 2014.  This session will focus on the ACA issues employers most need to understand including:

  • How do the employer play or pay rules and penalties apply to employer plans.
  • Review the employer's obligation to send a "Notice of Exchange" to employees by March 1, and how to address employee questions related to the content of the notice.
  • Understanding how the individual mandate and subsidies for the purchase of insurance on an Exchange will work
  • How does the IRS definition of full time employee work?
  • A review of any late breaking ACA regulations
While most of our time will be spent on the ACA, we will also update you on other possible compliance issues facing employers in 2013, including the possibility of the new Section 125 cafeteria plan regulations and the results of the recent HHS HIPAA audit project.

Speaker - Bob Radecki Bio
Bob Radecki is President of Benefit Comply, LLC, a health and welfare plan compliance consulting firm located in Minneapolis, MN.  Bob has over 30 years experience in employee benefits compliance related to issues such as COBRA, HIPAA and Section 125.  Not suprisingly much of his time now is spent on the new health care reform rules.  Bob has authored numerous compliance related articles and publications including "The HIPAA Corner" in the Health Insurance Underwriter Magazine.  He has also spoken nationally on compliance related issues.  Bob has been the featured speaker at dozens of health reform seminars and webinars, attended by over thousands of employers nationwide.  Prior to his tenure at Benefit Comply, Bob served in a number of compliance management and consulting roles including founding and serving as President of A.E. Roberts Company, a nationally recognized compliance consulting and training firm.