Preparing for Change in the Collective Bargaining Process: Health Reform and Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability
Chicago, IL 60601
As 2014 rapidly approaches, employers of all sizes and industries are working to understand what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for them and what they must do to comply. For employers with unions who provide medical benefits through multiemployer health and welfare plans, the process is more complicated and the options vary. In addition, the financial burdens of multiemployer pension plan commitments continue to challenge employers, with no end in sight. The nation's second-largest fund illustrates the multiemployer problem—it pays out $2.8 billion per year in benefits but brings in only $700 million. Not surprisingly, its executive director recently stated that "there is a reasonable possibility that this plan could run out of money in about a dozen years."
This interactive workshop offers employers with unionized workforces the opportunity to learn innovative and aggressive negotiating techniques and strategies for addressing those challenges. Particularly, the workshop will:
- address unique ACA-related issues and the specific problems that a unionized employer faces in dealing with ACA's fast-approaching effective date;
- provide a broad understanding of the challenges facing employers whose employees are in multiemployer pension plans;
- offer participating employers strategies for assessing and minimizing their risk through collective bargaining and business planning; and
- provide specific knowledge on negotiating withdrawals and the procedures for challenging withdrawal liability assessments and resolving these claims on the most favorable terms.
The Affordable Care Act:
Multi-Employer Pension Withdrawal Liability:
Please join us for lunch immediately following the program.
The fee for this briefing is $50 for the first person and $25 for each additional person from the same company. The fee includes breakfast, meeting handouts, and lunch.
Overnight accommodations may be made directly with the hotel.
To register, please click here.
For additional information, please contact
Elizabeth Gannon or call 202/861-1850.