Presented via Zoom
To Register: ACA Considerations in Managing Absences under FMLA
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.
Attendees will learn the following:
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.