Registration open for Oct. 17 AAIA webinar on Affordable Health Care Act

Shared responsibility penalties for businesses begin in 2015.


The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is hosting a complimentary, 30-minute, members-only webinar, “How to Determine Full-Time Equivalents and Full-Time Employees,” on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. EDT. This is the third in a series of five webinars being hosted by AAIA this fall on different aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar will be presented by Anita Baker, managing partner, employee benefit plans, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the ACA’s shared responsibility penalties will be assessed on “large” employers (those with 50 or more full-time employees and full-time equivalents) if a full-time employee qualifies for a subsidy and purchases insurance at the state or federal marketplace. This webinar will help a company determine if it is a “large” employer and will discuss the IRS safe harbor methods to determine who is a full-time employee for purposes of health coverage and assessments. Attendees will also learn what processes should be implemented in 2013 to prepare for 2014 and beyond. 

Presenter Anita Baker specializes in providing assurance, tax and consulting services to plan sponsors and third-party administrators. She is responsible for CliftonLarsonAllen’s national employee benefit plans practice and is a leading consultant on the impact of health care reform on group health plans and employers.

The two September webinars in the series covered state/federal exchanges, subsidies and cost sharing reductions, and ACA’s impact on small employers. In addition to video archives of these webinars, AAIA members have access to more exclusive information on health care reform, and can register for a discounted health insurance and penalty (HIP) report specific to their company via the AAIA website at www.aftermarket.org/healthcare.

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