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Surprise! Emerging gender identity benefits issues and unexpected traps in the ACA
The heat is on, and employers are feeling the pressure like never before. A changing workforce, uncertain economy, ever-changing (and sometimes conflicting) laws with no clear guidance, hidden surprises in the law, ramped-up enforcement initiatives by state and federal authorities, and the increased potential for litigation only add to the pressures of everyday life in the workplace.
In the presentation titled “Surprise! Emerging gender identity benefits issues and unexpected traps in the ACA,” employee benefits attorney Bill Freudenrich discusses the emerging issue of gender dysphoria and whether Oklahoma state law or the Affordable Care Act requires health plans to cover any types of procedures or treatment related to gender dysphoria. Also in the presentation, employee benefits attorney Barbara Klepper discusses lesser-known aspects of the ACA, including how employers should count employee hours of service under the “play or pay” mandate, the proper use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and employer payment plans (EPPs), and FSA carryover guidelines.