Law Firm Offers Guide to Health Care Reform

August 27, 2010 ( - Global law firm Proskauer announced the release of a handbook for managers on the changes brought about by the new United States health care reform law.

The New Health Care Reform Law: What Employers Need to Know (A Q&A Guide), addresses the challenges now facing employers and benefits advisers in connection with health insurance coverage and related employee benefits, employment law, and other legal issues.   

According to the announcement, topics addressed include:  

  • 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; and 
  • New “play-or-pay” mandates and what they mean to businesses. 


The guide is authored by two of the leaders of the firm’s national Health Care Reform Task Force – Paul 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. Also contributing material to the new guide were Task Force members Todd Castleton, Tzvia Feiertag, Eugene Holmes, Stephen Mogila, Lynda Noggle, and Austen Townsend.  

The guide can be purchased from here or by calling 800-688-2421.