CLEVELAND, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the U.S. Supreme Court last week held the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, the Court also upheld all of the other employer and group health plan provisions in the Act. With effective dates of the Act's various provisions spread over four years, employers should now be reviewing all of the Act's provisions and confirming that they – and their group health plans – are in compliance with the provisions currently effective, and are taking the necessary steps to comply with provisions becoming effective in the future.
Employers that were waiting for the Supreme Court's decision before moving ahead with preparations for the compliance deadlines need to start moving quickly to ensure that they and their group health plans meet the applicable effective dates. With resolution of the legal challenges to the Act, the Internal Revenue Service and the Departments of Labor and of Health and Human Services are expected to issue the remaining required regulations and other guidance in the near future, adding to employers' short-term compliance burdens.
Click below to read the McDonald Hopkins Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Alert:
Attention Employers: Is your company in compliance with the Affordable Care Act?
For more information, please contact:
Antoinette M. Pilzner
McDonald Hopkins law firm will conduct a roundtable on the Supreme Court's ruling on this landmark legislation. Join us on July 12th for an informative discussion on what the decision means and the steps your business can take based on the latest information and analysis, including:
- What are the tax implications?
- What are the benefits implications?
- Your questions answered
The roundtable will be held at the law firm of McDonald Hopkins at the Fifth Third Center located at 600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100 in Downtown Cleveland. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and networking. The program is from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
If you are located in Northeast Ohio, click below to register for the ROUNDTABLE – What does the Affordable Care Act decision mean for your business?:
For anyone outside Northeast Ohio, a live WEBCAST will also be available from Noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT. To register for the live WEBCAST, click below:
About McDonald Hopkins
McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm's comprehensive legal services are provided by teams of specialized attorneys and professionals in areas such as business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, estate planning, government affairs, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, and more. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit www.mcdonaldhopkins.com.
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Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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