Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Health Care Reform in 2014: What Transactional Lawyers Need to Know – A National Perspective

January 3, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


Implementation on the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is well underway in 2014 and will have a major impact on the benefits companies offer their employees. There is a myth that the new law only effects large employers.  In fact, it impacts employers of every size, imposing new costs and compliance obligations, and impacting the benefits smaller and mid-tier companies currently offer their employees. Failure to understand the next stage of implementation in 2014 potentially opens businesses to unforeseen financial liability. This program will provide you with a practical guide to the major requirements of the new health care law, recent changes to the rules, how they will impact employers in 2014 and how companies should prepare for the next stage of implementation. 


  • Affordable Care Act: Framework of healthcare reform law’s impact on companies of every size
  • What should employers be doing in 2014, including practical checklists
  • Issues for HRAs, MERPs, and FSAs, and need to terminate or modify some plans by 2014
  • Recent changes in the rules impacting businesses
  • Changes to “cafeteria plans”
  • Preparing for new IRS compliance obligations


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Program Speaker:
Alson R. Martin
, Lathrop and Gage, LLP, Kansas


Alson R. Martin is a partner in the Overland Park, Kansas office of Lathrop and Gage, LLP, where he has a national practice focusing on business law, taxation, health care, and retirement plans. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.  Mr. Martin is the author of “2014 Healthcare Reform Facts” (2nd ed. 2014), a practical question-and-answer format book published by The National Underwriter Company. He is the president and a director of the Small Business Council of America. Mr. Martin received his B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Kansas, and his J.D. and LL.M. from New York University School of Law.