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Amy Christen, Kathrin Kudner to Lead Roundtable Discussion of How New Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Will Impact Individuals and Employers

Will Share Perspectives with Chicago Executive Roundtable on Friday, May 31

May 16, 2013

Amy M. Christen, a member in Dykema’s Employee Benefits practice, and Kathrin E. Kudner, a member in Dykema’s Health Care practice, will share their insights on the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for both individuals and employers, in a breakfast discussion with the Dykema Executive Roundtable in Dykema’s Chicago office on Friday, May 31, 2013.

In this discussion—themed “Navigating the Exchanges and Minimizing the Employer Pay Mandate in a Post-PPACA World”—Christen and Kudner  will provide practical guidance about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will impact individuals and employers when purchasing health care benefits through a public exchange. The two will also examine the potential liability for those employers with 50 or more full-time employees (or full-time equivalents) that, starting in 2014, fail to offer affordable health care benefits to substantially all full-time employees. 

The discussion will address such important and topical issues as:

  • Cost penalties of failing to comply
  • Administrative burdens companies will face in assessing how many full-time employees they employ
  • Challenges employees will encounter as they seek to procure subsidized insurance via the new health care exchanges, including the Illinois exchanges
  • Other factors affiliated with the mandate that can have profound cost penalty consequences

The roundtable will start at 8:00am—with breakfast served from 7:30am—and will be held in Dykema’s Chicago Office (located at10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300, Chicago, Illinois).