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    April Monthly Program Meeting - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Non-Discrimination Rules

    Date: April 20, 2011, 7:45am – 9:15am
    Daytona Beach International Airport
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program Meeting
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    Program: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Non-Discrimination Rules

    Speaker: Mark Nixon, President of North Florida Operations/Director of Compliance Services - AGIS


    Speaker Bio:

    • BBA from University of Michigan
    • Licensed Health and Life Agent, State of Florida

    During the last 10+ years, Mark has been AGIS’ Director of Compliance Services.  In this role, he oversees AGIS’ ongoing efforts to help clientele comply with the numerous Federal and State regulations pertaining to employee benefit plans.  Most recently, he has focused on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA - commonly referred to as Healthcare Reform) conducting local seminars as well as national webinars.  His compliance team continues to work with two reputable law firms who specialize in employee benefits and labor law to ensure AGIS clientele are informed and equipped to meet their ongoing compliance obligations.  In light of the impact that the non-discrimination rules will have on fully-insured health plans, Mark and his compliance team have closely studied these provisions and the expected guidance.  In addition, in working with self-funded medical plans, Mark has studied Section 105 of the Internal Revenue Code, the foundation of PPACA’s non-discrimination rules.


    Program Overview:

    The PPACA was enacted last March and has phased in provisions to the law.  While several have taken effect, the IRS and Dept. of Labor are still releasing guidance on the Law’s implementation.  In particular, PPACA’s non-discrimination provisions apply the discrimination rules of Section 105 of the Internal Revenue Code to fully-insured group health plans.  The imposition of discrimination testing is an important development for employers, many of which will be forced to change their benefit programs, plan eligibility and contribution strategies.  This session is designed to help Human Resources professionals understand the discrimination rules, identify non-compliant plans and remedy discriminatory plan designs.  The topics will include:

    An overview of PPACA’s non-discrimination rules with reference to IRC Section 105

    Which Plans are subject to PPACA, and which are not.

    What is allowed under the current law and what can be continued for Grandfathered Plans.

    What are the penalties for non-compliant plans?

    How is Section 105 different from Section 125?

    Categorization of employees: highly compensated employees, excluded employees, etc.

    A review of the discrimination tests.


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