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Gretchen Harders, Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C to Speak at KC’s Play or Pay and 90 Day Waiting Period: Emerging Issues in Health Care Reform Live Webcast

New York, NY, December 14, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Gretchen Harders, Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Play or Pay and 90 Day Waiting Period: Emerging Issues in Health Care Reform Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled on March 20, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET.

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Event Synopsis:

Guidance was jointly issued by the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services on two related health care reform issues, the employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” penalties and the implementation of the 90-day waiting period limitation. In less than a year, employers employing at least 50 full-time employees will be subject to the employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” penalties. If employers do not offer health coverage or do not offer affordable health coverage or coverage that provides a minimum level of value to their full-time employees, they may be subject to a tax penalty under the proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service. This guidance will help employers prepare for the significant new rules that become effective in 2014. It is essential for employers to have an understanding of the fundamental changes and requirements and to begin planning now to address these pieces of guidance.

In this live Webcast, attorneys with health care industry expertise across legal areas will provide insight on the scope of the guidance, as well as some recommendations and best practices for handling these changes that are coming in 2014.

Some of the key issues that will be addressed:

• What are the employer shared responsibility or “play or pay” provisions
• How to determine whether you are a large employer subject to the rules
- How to determine full-time status of employees and dependents who must be offered coverage
• How to determine if coverage is affordable and minimum value coverage
• What are the employer liabilities and penalties
- How to identify which rules apply for existing and new employees
- Rules governing the 90-day waiting period limitation

About Gretchen Harders

Gretchen Harders is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits practice at Epstein Becker Green in their New York office. Her practice includes all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on health reform, employee benefits, executive compensation, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts. Ms. Harders frequently speaks and authors articles regarding emerging trends and issues in employee benefits.

About Epstein Becker & Green, P.C

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., founded in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 300 lawyers practicing in 11 offices, in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The firm is uncompromising in its pursuit of legal excellence and client service in its areas of practice: Health Care and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Corporate Services, and Employee Benefits. Epstein Becker Green was founded to serve the health care industry and has been at the forefront of health care legal developments since 1973. The firm is also proud to be a trusted advisor to clients in the financial services and hospitality industries, among others, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Our commitment to these practices and industries reflects the founders' belief in focused proficiency paired with seasoned experience. For more information, visit

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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