Gretchen Harders Quoted in “Could State Waivers Undo the ACA’s Employer Mandate?”

Employee Benefit News

Gretchen Harders, a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Employee Benefit News, in “Could State Waivers Undo the ACA’s Employer Mandate?” by Melissa Winn.

Following is an excerpt:

States requesting the waivers need to submit a lengthy application to demonstrate why they’re requesting a waiver from ACA provisions, according to Gretchen Harders, a member of Epstein Becker Green’s employee benefits practice in its New York office.

The application process, she says, includes a detailed 10-year budget plan to show it is deficit neutral. It also requires a timeline, a full analysis and legal authority, and states are also required to hold public hearings on the proposal.