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New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), 5th Edition

New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), 5th Edition

Without question, Paul M. Hamburger, Esq. and Peter J. Marathas, Jr., Esq., are two of the nation’s leading benefit law experts when it comes to interpreting health care reform and its many complex rules. With the legal team at Proskauer Rose LLP, they have done what seemed impossible — conveniently organized pressing health care reform questions and answers to help you quickly and easily find the practical information that you need.

The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), 5th Edition is comprehensive in scope and accurately answers top employer questions about this complex law. No matter which Health Care Reform topic you’re concerned with, this helpful reference book has you covered. Just some of the key issues discussed include:

  • Determining health coverage affordability and value
  • Counting full-time employees to measure pay-or-play compliance
  • Calculating and paying new taxes, penalties and fees
  • Recognizing and avoiding new litigation risks
  • Complying with new reporting and disclosure rules


Major Topics Covered

The new Guide provides you with the most up-to-date information on issues such as:

  • An update of the preventive services list that insurers and plans must cover without cost-sharing
  • New rules about employer reporting to IRS on health coverage they offer workers
  • The impact of delays to the employer mandate Instructions on how to identify workers who must be offered coverage
  • The latest rules on 90-day maximum waiting periods
  • New definitions of “excepted benefits”
  • Revised section on small employer tax credit
  • And more!

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Format and Frequency

  • Single-issue, softbound book

Authors and Editors

Paul M. Hamburger is co-Chair of the Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Practice Center and head of the Washington, DC office of the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. He is also a leader of the Practice Center’s health and welfare subgroup and a member of Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force. Mr. Hamburger has more than 25 years of experience in advising employers and administrators, and is the author of numerous articles and publications on COBRA and other employee benefits issues affecting pension and welfare plans. Mr. Hamburger is managing author of The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), 5th Edition. Mr. Hamburger is also author and contributing editor of Mandated Health Benefits: The COBRA Guide, as well as co-author of the Guide to Assigning and Loaning Benefit Plan Money and the Pension Plan Fix-It Handbook, all published by Thompson Information Services.

Peter J. Marathas, Jr., is an Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP who leads the Employee Benefit Practice in the Boston office. Mr. Marathas is a Chambers®-ranked lawyer who has been consistently ranked as one of the country’s Best Lawyers® and a Boston Superlawyer.® Mr. Marathas is a member of the Policy Board of Directors of the American Benefits Council and is the Chair of Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force. He is a prolific writer and active speaker on all employee benefits matters, including the Affordable Care Act, where he is recognized as a national thought leader. He is a contributor to Thompson’s The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (a Q&A Guide), 5th Edition.

Editorial Advisory Board for The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know

Kathryn Bakich, Esq.
The Segal Company
Washington, D.C.

Rich Glass, J.D.
Mercer Health & Benefits LLC

Paul M. Hamburger, Esq.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Washington, D.C.

Jack B. Helitzer, Esq.
Fairfax, Va.

Joanne Hustead, Esq.
The Segal Company
Washington, D.C.

Michael Laffey, Esq.
Laffey & Associates, P.C.
Carnegie, Pa.

Mark E. Lutes, Esq.
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Washington, D.C.

Peter J. Marathas, Jr., Esq.
Proskauer Rose LLP

James R. Napoli, Esq.
Seyfarth Shaw
Washington, D.C.

Jon A. Neiditz, Esq.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Adam V. Russo, Esq.
The Phia Group, LLC

Mark L. Stember, Esq.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Washington, D.C.