FORGING AHEAD - Update on the Status of ACA and an Introduction to the NY Paid Family Leave Program



NY Paid Family Leave Webinar Q&A

The anticipated efforts to repeal and replace the ACA through the introduction of House Republican’s “American Health Care Act” failed on March 24, 2017 when the bill was pulled from the floor. In its wake, there have been promises by some to move on to other initiatives, while others maintain the bill is close to resurfacing after some more agreeable modifications. This presentation will provide an update on what changes might still occur in the absence of legislation, and discuss bills which had bipartisan support in the past which could return.


Our featured topic will be centered on the New York Paid Family Leave Program (PFL). Proposed regulations were released in February by both the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Department of Financial Services which provide insight into how final regulations will be shaped. With many deadlines approaching this summer, and the PFL program beginning 1/1/18, it is time for employers to begin considering how this will impact their workforce. This presentation will provide an overview of the proposed regulations, what we know so far and valuable points to consider when creating and implementing your policy. We will review the PFL alongside the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for its interaction with this and other leave programs.

Our Presenters:

Dan Colacino, RHU
Vice President, Employee Benefits Management

Dan’s principle role is working with employers on the effective design, underwriting and pricing of their benefits plans and insuring their compliance with State and Federal regulation and legislation.  Dan has over 40 years of experience and holds the designation of Registered Health Underwriter (RHU).


Shauna Waldin, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Compliance and Wellness

Shauna is a certified Human Resources professional working within the Employee Benefit Management Group (EBMG) of R&K who supports our clients in areas of compliance, to include those governed by ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, State Regulations and Federal Regulations.  Additionally, Shauna works with our employers providing guidance on RK Healthy Workforce and all forms of Wellness initiatives.

This seminar is intended for the CEO’s, CFO’s HR Professionals and their staff. By attending this seminar you will gain a further understanding of the most current attempts to repeal and replace the ACA and how it impacts you. Additionally, you will begin to understand your role in implementing the NY Paid Family Leave Policy which applies to employers of all sizes.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.