After spending a year on the brink of repeal, the Affordable Care Act is alive and well. ACA reporting is just around the corner, so join McDermott partners Judith Wethall and Finn Pressly for a refresher course on everything you need to know about the Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. The 45-minute conversation will also include up-to-the-minute updates on the government’s ACA enforcement activity, including a review of the IRS’s procedures for appealing employer mandate penalty assessments.

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Friday December 1, 2017

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm CDT
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm EDT

Mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month! McDermott’s Employee Benefits Group will be delivering timely topics in our “Fridays With Benefits” monthly webinar series.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently published proposed revisions to the template and related materials for the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) and the Uniform Glossary. These documents are required to be provided to plan participants under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

See our articles Additional Guidance Issued on Summary of Benefits and Coverage Disclosure Requirements and Summary of Benefits and Coverage Disclosure Requirements for more details on the SBC.

On September 17, 2015, McDermott hosted a webcast featuring, among others, four speakers from our own Employee Benefits, Compensation and Labor & Employment practice discussing the ramifications of the NLRB’s decision and the steps businesses should be taking to decrease risk associated with joint-employer relationships.


Click here to view the archived webinar (materials available here until December 17, 2015).

Thursday, September 17, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision significantly expanding the definition of a joint employer. The decision has implications for most employers, both unionized and non-unionized. Joint-employer issues may affect businesses using contractors or staffing agencies; franchisers and franchisees; parent entities and subsidiaries; and private equity groups and their portfolio companies.

In addition to the NLRB’s decision, other federal agencies have signaled their interest in a broadened definition of what constitutes an employment relationship: the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed an amicus brief in the NLRB litigation urging a broader joint-employer standard, and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidelines with a sweeping definition of employee status. These changes may also have implications for the Affordable Care Act compliance and qualified benefit plans.

Please join us for a one-hour webcast to discuss the ramifications of the NLRB’s decision and the steps businesses should be taking to decrease risk associated with joint-employer relationships.

Click here to view the event listing.

In order to direct the ongoing reform of Chinese public hospitals, the Chinese central government recently issued the Guiding Opinions on Pilot Comprehensive Reform of Urban Public Hospitals, which highlight various strategies to replace the current profit-driven model, reduce patients’ medical expenditures, improve the current management system, establish appropriate remuneration mechanisms to motivate medical personnel, and optimize the distribution of medical resources.

Read the full article here.


Thursday, July 30, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that it is unconstitutional for a state to ban same-sex couples from exercising the fundamental right to marry. All states are now required to permit same-sex couples to marry and to recognize same-sex marriages validly entered into in other jurisdictions.

McDermott Will & Emery invites you to a live webcast to discuss the impact of this landmark decision on employee benefit plan sponsors and to address key considerations for employer-provided plans, including:

  • An up-to-date description of federal and state taxation of health and welfare benefits
  • A summary of steps employers must take in light of the Supreme Court’s decision
  • The future of employee benefits for unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex partners

Click here to view the event listing.