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Breakfast Briefing: Provide Health Coverage or Pay a Tax Penalty: What Employers Need to Know About Health Care Reform


Cost: There is no cost to attend this event, however, registration is required and seating is limited.

New York Office

The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 218-5500

Over the last few months, the government has given guidance on, and answers to, a number of questions regarding how the Health Care Reform Act (HCRA) will be implemented.  One component of the HCRA that significantly impacts employers, is the mandate that large employers offer health coverage to employees or pay a tax penalty.  The rules for the employer mandate will affect the design and administration of employers' group health plans for 2014 and beyond.  Employers need to start planning for these changes now. 

Please join us as we cover these important regulations and other detailed guidance, including:

  • Review of statutory and regulatory scheme;
  • When and how HCRA tax penalties may be assessed;  
  • Which employees must be offered health coverage;
  • Which types of health coverage are subject to the mandate requirements;
  • Whether employers need to offer coverage to dependents and spouses;
  • Limitations on the cost of health coverage that can be passed on to employees; and
  • The plan design choices and strategies available to employers, including wellness programs.

For questions, please contact Jamie Lee at