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Your ACA Q&A Online Resource + Print Field Guide


As an HR professional, you’re faced with a seemingly endless list of complex rules and tricky scenarios when it comes to interpreting health care reform. That's why the HR compliance experts at Thompson Information Services have partnered with a team of prominent employee benefits attorneys to bring you "Your ACA Q&A Online Resource", a conveniently organized, fully searchable resource for your pressing health care reform inquiries and The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know, our popular 600-page desk reference. Now, you’ll find all of the answers to your ACA questions and more, including 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
  • The latest information on offer of coverage requirements for different employees

Major Topics Covered

"Your ACA Q&A Online Resource" is comprehensive in scope and accurately answers top employer questions about this complex law. No matter which health care reform topic concerns you, we've got you covered. Just some of the key issues you'll find answers for include:

  • Requirements on information that needs to be reported to the IRS for 2016
  • Counting full-time employees to measure pay-or-play compliance
  • Calculating and paying new taxes, penalties and fees
  • Recognizing and avoiding new litigation risks
  • Latest guidance on high-cost employer-sponsored health plans

Format and Frequency

Your subscription to "Your ACA Q&A Online Resource" includes access to www.smarthrmanager.com/aca for one year and/or as as a print desk reference, The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know, which is updated annually.

Site licenses are available. Contact Client Services at 1-800-677-3789 for more information.


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, D.C. 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 advising employers and administrators, and is the author of numerous articles and publications on issues affecting welfare benefit plans. Mr. Hamburger is managing author of The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), 6th 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, all published by Thompson Information Services.

Peter J. Marathas, Jr., is managing partner of the Boston-based law firm Marathas Barrow & Weatherhead LLP, a boutique employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law firm. 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. 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), 6th 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.

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

Peter J. Marathas, Jr., Esq.
Marathas Barrow & Weatherhead 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