Affordable Care Act Initiative Team

Hancock Estabrook is committed to keeping our clients informed on the complex issues relating to health care reform legislation. Now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act/Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (ACA) has been upheld by the United States Supreme Court, employers, insurance companies, plan sponsors and those in the health care industry will need to navigate through the complexities of the ACA and determine how it will affect the management of their employees. Hancock Estabrook’s Affordable Care Act Initiative Team is available to help employers of all sizes meet the challenges of complying with the ACA.

The structure of our Team reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of the Act, comprised of lawyers from our Health Care, Labor & Employment, Corporate, Tax and Litigation Practices. The Team is ready to help our clients prepare and carry out policies and procedures that align with their business strategies and that will help them manage and minimize their legal risks and costs. Our health care attorneys, labor and employment attorneys, and others, can help clients with such issues as the new fees, taxes and penalties affecting employers, how to count full-time and part-time employees and how to plan for 2014 and the years to follow.

Our members bring extensive experience advising and representing employers of all sizes, public and private, on day-to-day employment matters, collective bargaining and labor/management relations. Our lawyers also bring to the table unique perspectives based on our representation of major health care systems, nursing homes, ancillary providers and physician practices in matters involving the regulation and operation of health care delivery and health care policy. The Team can provide legal advice on how the federal rules interact with New York State rules and can offer a point of reference as to how other employers are responding to the recent changes, so that we can help our clients make the most well-informed decisions for their businesses and their employees.


  • Events:
July 17, 2014
New York State Public Employer Labor Relations Association 40th Annual Training Conference, "Affordable Care Act Update"
June 12, 2014
New York State Bar Association, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Update: What Public Employers and Labor Need to Know"
June 5, 2014
February 12, 2014
July 18, 2013

New York State Public Employer Labor Relations Association, Inc., "The Affordable Care Act"

June 14, 2013

2013 ALFA International Eastern Great Lakes Regional Conference, "Navigating the Affordable Care Act from an Employer's Perspective"

June 13, 2013

Hancock Estabrook's Annual Advisors to Small Business Symposium

June 6, 2013
May 9, 2013
May 6, 2013
April 25, 2013

Syracuse Payroll Association, "Discrimination Claims & Penalties Under the Affordable Care Act"

  • Publications:

Hancock Estabrook Affordable Care Act Alert - Further Information Released by the Treasury and IRS on Transition Relief, Safe Harbors and Certain Definitions (February 2014)

Hancock Estabrook Affordable Care Act Alert: White House Delays Employer Mandate Until 2015 (July 2013)

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