Preparing Employers for 2016 ACA Information Reporting: Lessons From 2015 Compliance Missteps
Navigating New and Expanded 2016 Reporting Requirements and Revised Forms 1094-C and 1095-C; Avoiding IRS Audits and Penalties
Recording of a 90-minute CLE/CPE webinar with Q&A
This CLE/CPE webinar will provide guidance to employee benefits counsel on preparing employers for 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) information reporting, which must be filed in early 2017. Using lessons from 2015 reporting as a roadmap for the discussion, the panel will discuss the anticipated elimination of deadline extensions and transition relief, the changes to Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, and effective planning and compliance techniques to avoid IRS audits and penalties.
- Problems and pitfalls employers faced during 2015 ACA reporting and lessons learned
- New changes for 2016 ACA reporting
- Surtax on “Cadillac” plans
- Best practices for planning and compliance
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What challenges did employers face during 2015 ACA information reporting and how can those problems be avoided for 2016 reporting?
- What are the key changes to the requirements and forms for 2016 reporting?
- What are some best practices for employers for planning for 2016 reporting and ensuring their plans are in compliance with the ACA?
Kathryn B. Amin, Esq.
Groom Law Group
Ms. Amin helps employers, self-funded plans and insurers understand their obligations under the ACA, including the... | Read More
Ms. Amin helps employers, self-funded plans and insurers understand their obligations under the ACA, including the employer shared responsibility requirements, annual fee on health insurance providers, insurance market reforms, and the ACA’s tax provisions. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Amin spent nearly four years at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in the Health & Welfare Branch where she worked on ACA issues, among others.Close
Joanna C. Kerpen
McDermott Will & Emery
Mrs. Kerpen focuses her practice on a variety of employee benefits tax and ERISA matters related to 401(k) plans,... | Read More
Mrs. Kerpen focuses her practice on a variety of employee benefits tax and ERISA matters related to 401(k) plans, pension plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation plans, including designing, amending and administering such plans. She has extensive experience with PPACA compliance as with HIPAA and various other federal and state laws relevant to health and welfare plans.Close
Malcolm C. Slee
Groom Law Group
Mr. Slee advises employers, issuers, plan administrators, associations, and plan trustees on a comprehensive range of... | Read More
Mr. Slee advises employers, issuers, plan administrators, associations, and plan trustees on a comprehensive range of issues arising under ERISA, the IRC, and related laws and regulations as they relate to qualified retirement and welfare plans. Since the enactment of the ACA, Mr. Slee has focused extensively on helping clients navigate the new statutory rules and guidance and understand how they can continue to operate health plans and insurance effectively under the ACA's regulatory regime.Close