The Affordable Care Act (LB403)

Excise Tax / Cadillac Tax: What Unions Need to Know

Prepare Now for Negotiations!  This one-day workshop, offered once in Albany and once in Rochester, will provide union leaders with the information they need to help members, trustees and board members understand how to best manage the so-called Cadillac Tax. Included will be tips on reporting, contract language and building a strategy to help manage costs in order to “stay below the line.” Learn how employers are preparing themselves and gain insight into how the provisions of the Cadillac Tax may change before 2018.

Learn about:

  • THE CADILLAC TAX FACTS AND UPDATES
    • What was the real reason for the Excise Tax/Cadillac Tax
    • What are the possibilities of change prior to 2018
    • Common strategies to avoid exceeding the Cadillac Tax thresholds
    • What are  the proposed provisions that could help Unions minimize exposure
    • How will employers use the thresholds during negotiations and with their strategies to control healthcare cost
    • What is the impact on Labor Unions
  • THE CADILLAC TAX & ACA CONTRACT LANGUAGE
    • Be prepared
    • Have a strategy
    • Contract language examples and suggestions
    • How to protect your fund and your members today and for future
  • THE CADILLAC TAX
    • What can you do to stay below the line (thresholds)
    • What are unions  doing to prepare for 2018
    • What ideas are employers bringing to the table
  • ACA REPORTING
    • Responsibilities for unions and employers that unions should be aware of
    • Most efficient way to manage or support ACA reporting
    • Other discussions
  • ACA UPDATE IN REGARDS TO INSURANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
    • Latest exchange updates
    • 2016 ACA individual penalties and subsidy updates that could assist retirees, laid off members, uninsured members

PRESENTERS

  • Dan Brice, Esq. (Rochester) and Ginger LaChapelle, Esq. (Albany), Blitman & King;
  • Guy Morrison, EVP, Employee Benefits, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC ;
  • John Pusloskie, President, CWA Local 1170;
  • Joe Wild, MVP Director of Labor

MODERATOR

  • Linda Donahue, Cornell ILR

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