Webinar: Health Care Reform Update for Employer Sponsored Plans

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April 29th, 2010

Handout from webinar on May 5th.

Employers have begun to analyze how the recently passed health care reform legislation affects the benefits they provide to their employees.  While the scope of the legislation is broad, the implementation timeframe for different aspects of the rules is spread over a number of years.  Some provisions of the law go into effect this year while others are not effective until as late as 2018.  Employers need to understand what to focus on now, and develop a plan for dealing with additional changes coming over the next few years.

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce, in conjunction with our network partner Assurex Global, a webinar specifically designed to allow you to gain a greater understanding of the overall components that make up this new legislation.

This session will focus on the areas of the health care reform rules with the most direct impact on employer sponsored benefit plans.  Particular attention will be paid to areas employers must address in 2010 and 2011.  Participants will be able to submit questions to the presenter during the session and we plan to make a Q&A available to participants that will cover additional topics and questions that we are not able to address during the webinar.  The session will cover these issues and more:

  • What must employer health plans change in the next 12 months including; children covered to age 26, lifetime and annual maximum limits, changes to pre-existing limitations for children and more.
  • What is a grandfathered plan and what changes apply to them?
  • What should employer start to think about now regarding major changes that go into effect in 2014?
  • Changes to FSA, HSA, and HRA reimbursement rules
  • New W-2 reporting and employer notice and when they are effective
    Employer full-time employee coverage requirement and penalties for not providing qualifying coverage
  • State run insurance exchanges for small employers and individuals

Our presenter for this webinar will be Bob Radecki.  Bob is currently a Principal at the HR Consulting firm of W.J. Flynn and Associates, and has more than 25 years experience in the HR and employee benefits industry helping employers deal with difficult benefit and compliance matters.  Previously, Bob founded and served as President of A.E. Roberts Company, a nationally recognized compliance consulting and training firm.  He has served as the principal HIPAA consultant to a number of health insurance companies, and is recognized as a leading expert on a variety of benefit compliance issues including COBRA, FMLA, Health Reform and more.  Bob has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events and conferences, and has published a number of articles concerning various compliance issues.

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