The IRS has begun enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility payment (ESRP) provision, the “employer mandate” against applicable large employers. This means many applicable large employers are being caught off guard by the section 226j letters now going out, and the sometimes substantial assessments they’re facing as a result.
Employers have just 30 days from the date of an IRS letter, not 30 days from when they receive it, to do one of two things: pay up or dispute the IRS’ ESRP calculation.
Join us for an in-depth webinar that will walk you through what to do if your company receives an IRS letter so you can minimize the risk and severity of an ESRP assessment.You’ll learn:
- How to properly navigate the Letter 226J
- How to use accompanying Forms 14764 and 1765 so you can promptly respond
- Where on the IRS’ correspondence you need to focus to determine whether you actually owe a penalty
- The top 5 reasons why the IRS believes you owe a penalty even though you may not
- And much more!
Register now to secure your seat for this informative program featuring live Q&A with a skilled employee benefits attorney. About Your Presenter:
Ashley Gillihan, Esq.
Alston & Bird
Ashley Gillihan is counsel in the Atlanta office and a member of Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA Litigation Groups. Mr. Gillihan focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. He also has extensive experience assisting financial institutions and insurance companies who serve as Health Savings Account trustees or custodians.
Mr. Gillihan is active in publishing and speaking on various health and welfare benefit plan related topics and serves as a faculty member and/or technical advisor for several health and welfare benefit plan focused organizations.
Mr. Gillihan is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Technical Advisory Council and the board of editors for the Benefits and Compensation Law Alert, published by M. Lee Smith Publishers. He was named to the Benefits Committee for the Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. and served from 2007-2008. He is also a faculty member for the Institute for Applied Management and Law (IAML), and is the primary author of the Flexible Benefits Answer Book published by Aspen Publishers.
Mr. Gillihan received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University and his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1996. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and the Georgia Bar Association.