Proskauer Book Delivers Answers to Critical Employer & Benefit Advisor Questions on Health Care Reform

Latest Move To Publish Go-To Resource Authored By Firm’s DC Task Force Leaders Helps Managers Make Well-Informed, Strategic Decisions

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global law firm Proskauer announced the release of The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), a definitive handbook for managers on the sweeping changes brought about by the new United States health care reform law.

Authored by two of the leaders of the firm’s national Health Care Reform Task ForcePaul M. Hamburger, Partner and head of the DC Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center, and James R. Napoli, Senior Counsel in the Practice Center – the practical Q&A-style guide addresses the myriad challenges now facing employers and benefits advisers in connection with health insurance coverage and related employee benefits, employment law and other legal issues.

“This book is a natural extension of the Task Force’s efforts to help managers make well-informed, strategic decisions for their companies and employees as the new health care regulations take effect,” said Mr. Hamburger. “This comprehensive guide is a go-to resource that details the key issues every HR and benefits manager should know about this very complex law.”

Also contributing material to the new guide were Task Force members Todd Castleton, Tzvia Feiertag, Eugene Holmes, Stephen Mogila, Lynda Noggle, and Austen Townsend.

Published by AHC Media LLC, one of the largest publishers of health care newsletters, the Q&A guide addresses:

  • New coverage mandates employers must provide to employees
  • Detailed explanation of grandfathering rules and examples on how to preserve grandfathering status
  • Reporting and disclosure requirements – including IRS reporting and exchange notification requirements
  • Tax issues – from nondiscrimination rules to tax penalties for noncompliance, and more
  • Understanding the early retiree reinsurance program and how to recover reimbursements from the government
  • The impact of health care reform on COBRA coverage
  • New “play-or-pay” mandates and what they mean to businesses

Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force brings together members of the firm’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center; Health Care Department; Labor & Employment Law Department; and Tax Department. Through this focused effort, Proskauer provides analysis on hot-button issues, offering guidance such as Reform Mandates and Deadlines, Resources & Links, and Employer & Provider Alerts. The Task Force was formed to deploy effective strategies to assist clients with prompt and effective legal compliance with all of the legislation’s nuances.

The book, The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), can be purchased online through AHC Media or by calling 1-800-688-2421.

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The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), authored by leaders of the Proskauer Health Care Reform Task Force, is available for purchase through AHC Media. (Photo: Business Wire)