A Practical Guide to Small Business Health Insurance and Fringe Benefits: 2014 and Beyond (OBCR10)

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REGISTRATION STATUS: CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (850) 224-2727 or (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

Date:Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Time:8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration at 8:00am )
Facility:Hyatt Place Miami-Airport West, Miami
CPE Credit:8 Technical Business
Instructor: Dennis Riley
Vendor:Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC
Course Level:Update

2014 is a critical year for business owners and employees in determining their health insurance options and costs and in structuring their fringe benefit programs. This course will focus on the key issues and planning strategies that CPAs and other tax practitioners need to know in order to advise their clients regarding this far-reaching legislation.

Participants will be able to understand how the new health care act affects businesses and individuals; recognize that new penalties apply to individuals and businesses; and understand what options employers have in offering certain types of fringe benefit plans

Major Topics:
  • Medical reimbursement plans -- new rules
  • Cafeteria plans -- what can you do today?
  • Self-insured plans -- changing considerations
  • Life insurance and disability insurance as an employer-provided fringe benefit
  • COBRA issues
  • Overview of health insurance changes affecting businesses
  • Shared responsibility excise tax penalty for large employers (i.e., 50 or more employees)
  • Calculating and defining the 50-employee count: watch out for related company rules!
  • How does this law affect small business? Should small employers retain health insurance coverage for their employees, or drop it and just pay a penalty? What issues confront small employers?
  • Options for individuals who do not have health insurance coverage through an employer: purchase coverage, or pay a penalty
  • What will health insurance look like in 2014? Pre-existing conditions now must be covered, but choices might be limited and costs of health care coverage should substantially increase. What do Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum mean under the new law in terms of coverage and costs?
  • Small business health insurance credit: is it worth considering?
  • Form W-2 information on health ins. costs required to be disclosed
  • Non-discrimination rules: what to watch out for

Who Should Attend:
CPAs in public accounting and industry who need to understand the changes and implications of the new health care law

A working knowledge of tax law as it relates to health insurance


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Regular Price: $345 FICPA Members, $470 Non-Members

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