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Here you will find online tools that will help you understand and navigate the Affordable Care Act. In addition to online tools, Keenan consultants can personally assist your organization to make sure you are ready the new health care environment.

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – Taking Stock and Looking Ahead to 2017

It is time to take stock and get ready for the 2017 plan year. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to present compliance challenges with key provisions now in full effect and updated regulatory guidance still being issued. In this webinar, we cover the latest ACA topics that should be on your radar, including affordability – which is a “hot” topic thanks to guidance from the IRS on cash-in-lieu of benefits and “flex credits.”

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – Planning for 2016 Non-Calendar Year Plans

If your organization operates under a non-calendar year plan, you’ll need to address some key Affordable Care Act issues that present unique compliance challenges when planning for 2016. Watch this complimentary webinar in which we discuss these issues and address some pitfalls to avoid.

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – Fun with Forms 1094 & 1095-C

2016 is right around the corner, which means the due dates for the first reporting under Internal Revenue Codes sections 6055 and 6056 are quickly approaching. The IRS recently issued the final versions of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C that employers will be using for this first reporting. We review changes from the 2014 versions, sort through the various indicator codes, and answer some burning questions.

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – Are You Prepared for the Cadillac Tax?

Remember the Cadillac tax? When the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, it contained a “time bomb” in the form of a 40% excise tax on high-cost employer health plans that didn’t go into effect until 2018.

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safety_slipWebinar: ACA Planning for Plan Year 2016

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law five years ago, we’ve all been kept on our toes as we’ve worked to keep pace with its implementation. Employers have continuously adapted to the ever-changing requirements — from expanding coverage of dependents up to age 26 to providing a notice of coverage options to employees..

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – Action Items for the Next 6 Months

For most large employers, 2015 is the year they will need to be in full compliance with the Employer Mandate. In this free educational webinar, Jerry Healy, Keenan’s Employee Benefits Counsel, presents an overview of the key ACA considerations for 2015. This webinar is of interest to finance, human resources and payroll professionals..

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – IRC 6055 & 6056 Data Reporting Requirements

As we approach the open enrollment period for 2015 plan years, employers need to take notice of two upcoming reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) The reporting requirements fall under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 6055 and 6056. Penalties for non-compliance under both IRC 6055 and IRC 6056 are $100 for each failure up to a maximum of $1.5 million. The information gathering to file these IRS reports can be daunting. To help you understand the details of these requirements, we have prepared two Briefings that spell out important employer responsibilities for the filings and the information that you will need to collect to prepare the reports. This webinar, presented by Cynthia Stribling and Regina Horton, helps you understand the deadlines and data requirements.

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act – Navigating the Rapids

It seems that every day we hear about a new twist in the Affordable Care Act implementation process – volumes of new regulations, deadline delays, expanded or “tweaked” definitions, and technological challenges. You may feel that you are paddling furiously through an unfamiliar rapid, with whitewater all around you. Rocks and whirlpools change your direction suddenly and it’s hard to see what’s around the next bend. Where should we focus our attention in the next few months to avert disaster? This webinar provides clarity on what actions must be taken to avoid a spill and make it into smoother water. We cover:

  • Remaining steps to implement ACA
  • Preparation and Strategic Decision-making for 2015
  • Final 4980H Regulations – Transition rules and clarifications
  • Your 21-month planning guide

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safety_slip2014 Keenan Summit: Peter Lee – State and Federal ACA Implementation Update

Peter Lee heads Covered California, the largest of the state administered health insurance exchanges. In his presentation, he summarizes the latest developments in implementing ACA in California as the initial open enrollment period ends. Mr. Lee discusses the successes, disappointments and future direction.

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safety_slip2014 Keenan Summit: David Saÿen – State and Federal ACA Implementation Update

David Saÿen directs CMS for the western states and provides his perspective on the Affordable Care Act implementation on a federal level. He outlines the agency’s goals for improved health care, prevention and population health, and expanded coverage.

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safety_slipDeveloping Your Health Care Reform Strategy

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage provisions in 2014, it is important for school districts to take a strategic, proactive view of their employee health benefits. This 10-minute video identifies the areas districts should be acting on to be prepared for the ACA, avoiding potential financial penalties, and what it will mean for health benefits.

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safety_slipWebinar: ACA “Notice of Coverage Options” Requirement – Are you Ready?

“We have to send out the ‘Notice to Employees of Coverage Options’ form when???!!!!”

By October 1, 2013 – less than 1 month away! But don’t worry, Keenan is here to help you meet this deadline and comply with this requirement of the Affordable Care Act.

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safety_slipWebinar: Affordable Care Act: Workforce Analysis — Strategic Planning for Full-Time Employees

Regardless of your strategic approach as to the new Health Care Reform rules, at the end of 2014 there are two new reports that all employers with more than 50 employees are responsible for completing to determine whether they are subject to tax penalties. Employers must know the full-time/part-time status, as defined by the Affordable Care Act(ACA), of all their employees in order to complete these reports … and time is running out.

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safety_slipYour Health Care Reform Turnkey Solution

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has a lot of moving parts and the requirements are constantly changing. Let Keenan help ease your burden with our Health Care Reform Consulting services. We offer more than answers, we provide solutions.

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safety_slipWebinar: Navigating the New Health Care Regulations for Wellness Programs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other recent federal initiatives encourage employers to offer wellness programs at the workplace, to use financial incentives that encourage employee participation, and to impose surcharges on workers who practice negative health behaviors such as smoking. However, the ACA also presents challenges to providing those programs, including the use of incentives through medical premium contributions and tobacco use surcharges with respect to the affordability of the employer’s group health plan. This webinar provided an update on opportunities and potential pitfalls under the current and proposed wellness program regulations. In addition, an overview of value-based insurance design and some examples of wellness program incentives models were also be presented.

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safety_slipWebinar: Health Care Reform Ruling — What Now?

A Keenan Webinar on the Supreme Court Decision for California Schools, Public Agencies and Health Care Organization.

Are you concerned how the Supreme Court’s decision on Health Care Reform will affect your employee benefit program? This much anticipated ruling is on the minds of all health plan sponsors. Keenan offered this no-cost, one hour webinar on Tuesday, July 10 to provide you with an overview of the Court’s decision and how it will impact California employers.

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safety_slipWebinar: Health Care Reform: 2012 Update

A Keenan educational webinar held Thursday, April 19, 2012.

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