Alden J. Bianchi and Katherine Oleida Beattie, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC;
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the single most important piece of federal social legislation in a generation. The Affordable Care Act, as it has come to be known, transforms health care financing in the U.S. This new law imposes major changes on health care providers and delivery systems, health insurance issuers, and -- of particular concern to employment lawyers -- employers and employer-sponsored group health plans. The law also amends certain key federal employment laws. This program provides a look at the Act's impact on employers and their employees, with particular emphasis on the Act's individual coverage mandate, employer responsibility requirements, low income premium and cost sharing. Special attention will be paid to the law's impact on employment agreements, and severance and change-in-control arrangements, as well as to amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act.