Employer Benefits Under ACA — Critical Decisions DVD
Compliance for complicated work environments, groundwork for implementation

Webinar Recorded Live May 23, 2013
Program Rated 4.33 out of 5 by participants


A major ACA deadline is now just months away. As Jan. 1, 2014 nears, federal and state governments are moving quickly to release regulatory guidance. Not surprisingly, the rules significantly impact a major facet of the employment relationship — employee benefits.

It’s critical to understand what the new regulations mean to hospital employers and how to stay compliant.

Important Note: Since the taping of this program, the IRS has issued a delay in implementation for the “employer mandate” component.  Employers now have until January 1, 2015 to demonstrate that they provide affordable health insurance to their full-time employees. Please be advised that all other deadlines discussed in this program remain the same.

Recommended for:

Human resources, compensation and benefits managers, CFOs and COOs


Improving Access to Health Coverage in California

  • California Leads the Way with the ACA Rollout 

The California Approach

  • Who are California’s Uninsured and Under-Insured?
  • Projected Enrollment Under Covered California and the Medi-Cal Expansion
  • The Role of California Hospitals in Covered California’s Enrollment Assistance Program
  • The California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS)

Project Methodology

Practical Strategies for Outreach and Enrollment

  • Design Effective Enrollment Procedures and Practices
  • Optimize Staffing and Support for Maximum Effectiveness
  • In Partnership, Educating the Patient
  • Positioning Trained Staff at Critical Access Points
  • Using Innovative Strategies to Reach Vulnerable Populations
  • Outreach and Partnering with Key External Stakeholders
  • Partnering with Service Vendors
  • Assessing the New Environment


Mark J. Grushkin is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., an international labor and employment solutions law practice. With more than 30 years of health care law experience, Mr. Grushkin focuses on providing clients with employee benefit services involving mergers and acquisitions, retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and litigation. He has been involved in a wide variety of employee benefits matters and has extensive experience representing employers in disputes and audits with the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and other government agencies.

Vincent Catalano is an area vice president with Arthur J Gallagher’s employee benefit’s practice. Mr. Catalano has spoken extensively on health care reform to a variety of groups over the last three years. He leverages the education provided by Gallagher’s seasoned compliance team and combines that with industry insight to offer clients and other interested parties new ways to think of employee benefits in the era of health reform. Active in support of his industry, Mr. Catalano has served on several insurance carrier broker advisory committees and gives back to his community by involvement in several non-profit organizations.