United Fresh Focuses on Employer Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act

United Fresh is offering a webinar to help produce industry employers prepare for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar, Managing Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act, will be held April 30 at 2 pm EDT. The webinar is offered by United’s Grower-Shipper Board and the Finance & Business Management Council, and is part of a year-long series of educational webinars hosted by United’s Market Segment Boards and Expert Councils.

“Produce industry companies of all sizes should be ready for requirements under the Affordable Care Act,” said Ray Gilmer, United’s vice president of issues management & communication. “The ACA has complex rules for determining whom an employer must offer health coverage to and what type of coverage that employer must offer.”

The United webinar will address ACA compliance issues of particular importance to produce industry companies, including how workforce size and seasonal employment can determine if a company is subject to the employer mandate and required to offer an “affordable/minimum value” plan to employees or pay a penalty.

The webinar’s featured speaker, Christopher Condeluci, is an ACA compliance attorney from the Venable law firm in Washington, DC.  Condeluci’s practice focuses on the ACA and its impact on stakeholders ranging from employers and private health insurance exchanges to agents/brokers and hospitals/health systems. Prior to joining Venable, Chris served as Tax and Benefits Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and participated in the development of portions of the new health care law, including the health insurance exchanges, the insurance market reforms, and all of the new taxes enacted under the law.


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