THE ACA, ADA, FEHA AND LOA's...Navigating the Alphabet Soup of the Affordable Care Act, Employee Disabilities and Leaves of Absence for the California Employer

Sponsored by:
THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY EMPLOYER ADVISORY COUNCIL

Date:
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Time:
7:45 to 11:30 AM (Half Day Seminar)

Cost:
$75 Members/$85 Non-Members
RSVP by February 24
$95 at the door
Breakfast will be served

Location:
AirTel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Presenters: Karen L. Gabler, Esq., Ed Eybsen, and Stephanie Berger

Registration Information

CALL: 818.661.1848
ONLINE: www.sfveac.org/events.php
LightGabler cannot take reservations

Seminar Description

HANDLING INSURANCE, DISABILITY AND LEAVE ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE

In this informative half-day seminar, attorney Karen L. Gabler of LightGabler and insurance experts Ed Eybsen and Stephanie Berger will discuss the interplay of the Affordable Care Act with California laws on the provision of insurance benefits, accommodation of disabilities, mandated leaves of absence and payment of insurance premiums during a disability leave.

Topics covered will include:

  • California pending insurance legislation
  • Should companies drop coverage and "push" employees to the Individual Exchange?
  • What are "skinny plans"?
  • Will "limited benefit plans" be eliminated?
  • Will UABT and WGAT "field plans" be eliminated?
  • Should your company consider partial self-funding?
  • Will COBRA be eliminated?
  • How can employers plan for the new year?
  • Recognizing covered disabilities
  • Documentation of medical issues
  • Conducting the interactive discussion and the "interactive log"
  • Eligibility standards for disability leaves
  • Reasonable accommodation of disabled employees
  • Counseling, discipline and termination of disabled employees
  • The interplay between statutory leave laws and reasonable accommodation
  • The relationship between workers' compensation, the FEHA and the ADA
  • Employee benefits during leaves of absence
  • New cases on accommodating disability leaves
  • New laws on payment of insurance premiums during leaves