Emerging issues under the ACA take center stage at Employee Benefits Symposium


As published by Yahoo Finance 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, has been in place for years but there are still so many questions, particularly as to its future. The 13th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will tackle these issues on April 8.

Experts from across the country will discuss various topics regarding the ACA at the day-long symposium hosted by John Marshall’s Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits.

“The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits remains cutting edge in our deliverance of timely employee benefit issues,” said Professor Kathryn Kennedy, director of the Center. “For this symposium, we tackle the issues surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act and consider the advantages and disadvantages of relevant tax policies and the use of wellness accounts.”

The event will feature speakers from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Topics covered during the program include: Can the ACA’s Independent Review of ERISA Health Claims Co-Exist with the Abuse of Discretion Standard?; Inviting Everyone to the (Risk) Pool Party: A Proposal to Allow Reasonable Reliance on an Exchange’s Estimated Premium Tax Credit; The Future of the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax”; and Fostering Patient Engagement in Employer Health Benefit Plans Through a Wellness Account.

Many of the papers presented at the symposium will appear in the 2016 New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

To register for this event please visit https://events.jmls.edu/registration/node/804

About the Employee Benefits Symposium

The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits proudly hosts the Annual Employee Benefits Symposium each spring, offering academics and leading practitioners the opportunity to present their works-in-progress on current employee benefits issues and receive feedback before publication. Past topics have included “The Changing Landscape of Executive Compensation Regulation and Reporting,” “The Future of Employer-Provided Health Benefits,” and “Legal Issues Regarding Public-Sector Employee Benefits Plans.”

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