Online Resource Helps Companies Navigate the Affordable Care Act
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 29, 2014) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has expanded its suite of legal products with the firm’s Healthcare Reform Web Portal. As employers with 100 or more full time employees work to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by 2015, Littler’s Healthcare Reform Consulting Group offers a robust and comprehensive online tool to assist companies in navigating the law’s complexities.
“Littler continues to be at the forefront of the ACA and our Healthcare Reform Consulting Group has been closely monitoring the developments in the law and advising clients on how it will impact their businesses,” said Shareholder Steve Friedman, co-chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group. “The Healthcare Reform Web Portal gives our clients access to up-to-date information and resources in a simple and searchable format.”
The portal is available in basic and premium subscription levels. The basic subscription level comes at no cost, and contains Client Alerts, blog posts and other publications to assist companies in learning more about the impact that the ACA could have on all aspects of business. Premium subscribers to the portal will receive a host of offerings, including the benefits listed above but also can access weekly news feeds with the latest healthcare reform developments, frequently asked questions and answers from Littler attorneys, archived webinars on various issues related to healthcare reform and other welfare benefits topics. The premium subscription will also contain communication templates which employers can customize to help assure ACA-compliant practices. Significantly, the premium subscription also includes information on a state-by-state basis relating to healthcare marketplaces and two hours of attorney consultation time on any aspects of the ACA.
About Littler’s Healthcare Reform Consulting Group
The Littler Healthcare Reform Consulting Group is comprised of experienced Littler employee benefits attorneys who provide legal advice not only in regard to healthcare plans, but also on the risks to employers arising due to various aspect of the ACA as well as under other areas of law such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, whistleblower statues and traditional labor law. In addition to the Healthcare Reform Web Portal, Littler offers the Healthcare Reform Advisor, an online tool designed to help employers determine whether they are at risk of having to pay a penalty under the ACA’s “pay or play” mandate. This tool is accessible on Littler.com. It is offered at no charge, and employers who complete this sophisticated online questionnaire are offered a no-cost consultation with a Littler healthcare reform benefits attorney to review the results.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.