Employee Benefits

Taxation Under Health Reform: What Employers Need to Know

Presented by Stacy Barrow
Recorded on: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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For many employers, confusion abounds over the numerous taxation issues under health reform. Not only must you understand and manage today’s taxation concerns, but also you must be prepared for future changes, such as the excise tax on high-cost plans.

In this 90-minute webinar, Stacy Barrow of Proskauer Rose, LLP will delve into the top taxation concerns under health reform and answer your questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

You’ll Learn:

  • Top concerns regarding the expansion of nondiscrimination testing rules under Code Section 105(h) to insured health plans.
  • The impact of various health spending account changes, such as annual caps on health flexible spending account contributions, limits to medical expense reimbursement of over-the-counter drugs and increased excise tax on nonqualified distributions from health savings accounts and Archer MSAs.
  • A road map in preparing for the excise tax on high-cost plans (the Cadillac tax).
  • How the taxation of retiree drug subsidies (Medicare Part D) may affect the future of retiree health coverage.
  • Tips on the health insurance tax credit for small employers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone involved in plan administration
  • Employee Benefits Professionals
  • Insurance Companies with ASO business
  • Plan Administrators
  • Third-party Administrators (TPAs)
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Health Plan Actuaries
Stacy Barrow Stacy Barrow
Stacy Barrow is an associate in the Boston office of Proskauer Rose.  He is a member of his firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group and its Health Care Reform Task Force. He uses a practical, business-focused approach to counsel his clients on complex employee benefits and executive compensation matters.
Stacy has extensive technical knowledge and experience designing and implementing qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and equity and incentive programs that meet the numerous and intricate requirements of applicable federal and state law.
Stacy’s prior experience includes work as a compliance officer for an international insurance brokerage and risk management firm, and as an actuarial analyst for a Big 4 public accounting firm. Stacy’s past experience informs his legal approach of providing practical, business-minded advice to his clients.
Stacy has spoken to business groups across the country on all matters relating to employee benefits, including national health care reform. He also has published numerous articles on employee benefits and national health care reform matters.

CE Credits:
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