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"2015 and the Employer Health Care Mandate," Connecticut Law Tribune February 16, 2015

“Employers are finding themselves stuck with a holiday gift they can't return: increased responsibility for providing insurance to employees,” writes Dove A. E. Burns, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Professional Liability and Employment and Labor Practice Group. “As of Jan. 1, employers with more than 100 full-time employees are required to provide health insurance to their workforce.”

In this article authored for the Connecticut Law Tribune’s special report on Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation, Dove explores the potential liability that employers could face now that the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has become effective. “The two most widely anticipated areas of liability employers are likely to face,” Dove writes, “is fiduciary liability pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act (ERISA) and employment and director and officer liability as a result of whistleblower and retaliation claims that will be brought pursuant to the ACA and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).”

Dove explains in the article how undertaking a thorough coverage analysis, along with taking the appropriate proactive measures, will go a long way toward reducing the potential for liability as employers adjust to life under the ACA.

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