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ACA Considerations in Managing Absences under FMLA

  • March 23, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom Virtual Meeting
  • 191


  • Members & Student Members Only

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ACA Considerations in Managing Absences under FMLA

Tuesday, March 23rd

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Presented via Zoom

To Register: ACA Considerations in Managing Absences under FMLA

Program Summary 

This presentation will cover the issues present in required Affordable Care Act coverage offerings and an employee’s absence from work due to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and possibly additional leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  We will discuss hours counting under the lookback method and how FMLA and ADA absences may affect an individual’s eligibility in addition to a brief outline of the process for FMLA and ADA leaves.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn the following:

  1. Attendees will be introduced to the interaction between the Affordable Care Act hours counting to satisfy the Employer Shared Responsibility requirements and the FMLA.
  2. Attendees will be to identify the FMLA process steps and benefits requirements.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify situations that might involve the ADA and leave as an accommodation.
  4. Attendees will better understand the interaction of the ACA requirements and how to understand the impact that FMLA and ADA leaves will have on those requirements.

About the Speaker:

Kathi Wright has more than 20 years' experience as an attorney, and over 5 years of in-house experience as an employee benefits attorney, providing legal interpretations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code, and regulations in assisting employers sponsoring qualified retirement, executive compensation and tax-preferred self-funded and fully insured benefit plans with compliance, design, maintenance, and risk management of those plans. In addition to legal practice, Kathi has substantial experience teambuilding, and developing and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion programs, initiatives and training opportunities. Kathi is a frequent speaker to employer and professional groups on Employee Benefits and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topics.  Kathi has a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College. She is a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Minnesota Lavender Bar, the Twin Cities Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable and a Racial Justice Facilitator for the YWCA. Kathi is a past president of the Minneapolis Pension Council and former member of the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Professional Development Committee.


  • Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
  • Approved: 1.0 HRCI credit


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