The Bottom Line on Health Care Reform for Employers: What You Absolutely Need to Know and Do Now
525 Lexington Ave. at 49th St.
New York, NY
Health care reform has captured the nation, but what does it really mean for you and your employees?
While health care reform was enacted in March 2010, major provisions became effective in September 2010, creating a regulatory tangle of questions and issues that will be ongoing for many months (and years) ahead. If you have a calendar-year plan, you must implement certain new requirements by the end of this year.
In the middle of all these discussions and with the ever-escalating costs to employers of sponsoring health care programs, you may be wondering what you need to know to comply with health care reform and to contain your costs. This key briefing will provide you with the following:
- An overview of the health care reform legislation and its impact on employee health plans
- A look ahead at employer and employee mandates and the Health Exchange
- Tips on drafting communications
- Managing wellness programs
- Insights into the new rules on:
- grandfathering your plan
- dependent coverage to age 26
- pre-existing condition exclusions
- annual and lifetime limits
- preventative care
- internal and external claims procedures and the internal review officer (IRO)
- Impact on ancillary health benefits (FSAs, dental, vision, disability, and critical care)
- Improving ERISA fiduciary procedures to meet the new focus on health care
- Avoiding the minefields - tax penalties and restrictions
NOTE: Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is an approved provider of New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. This seminar is approved for 2.0 hours of credit in Professional Practice, and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this briefing, the registrant must be present for the entire session. Full scholarships to attend EBG Breakfast Briefings will be granted to nonprofit organizations, public sector employees and unemployed attorneys. To apply, send your request, stating the reason for your interest, along with the completed registration form. The fee for this briefing is $40. EBG is an approved service provider for New Jersey CLE. This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2 hours of total CLE credit.