The Affordable Care Act and its effects on public employers are ever-changing. In this session you’ll learn about the most important and challenging aspects of the ACA that can impact negotiations. Employers have exposure to various types of penalties under the ACA including those relating to the employer mandate, the group health plan mandates, and reporting. You’ll learn about the circumstances under which the various provisions of the ACA could be negotiable, how the new laws impact your bargaining tables, and issues you should consider before negotiating changes to health benefit provisions. And you’ll learn about the latest guidance that could impact your flexible benefit contributions and cash-in-lieu arrangements.