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Health Care Reform for Employers: Now What?

Health care reform is impacting all employers. Don't wait … get the guidance you need now. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was signed by the President, was upheld by the Supreme Court, and is now impacting employers and employees alike. These dramatic changes in health care law call for action by all employers. These reference materials are an opportunity for employers to sort through all the information to get the facts on what is required, how to make the most cost-advantageous decisions and what you need to do to avoid costly penalties. These reference materials will answer your questions from determining full-time employee status, to options with health insurance exchanges and health plan design possibilities. Order now to identify the steps you need to take now to achieve a sound health care plan in preparation for 2014. Benefits for You •Stay up-to-date with the latest legal and legislative developments •Receive guidelines for determining eligibility … what you can and cannot do •Gain understanding of complex guidelines for grandfathered plans •Review how the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule affects employers Learning Objectives •You will be able to explain the impact of the employer responsibility provisions on health plans and job classifications. •You will be able to review health insurance exchanges and market reform. •You will be able to identify mandatory health benefits, including open enrollment and 2014 coverage mandates. •You will be able to describe legal and regulatory updates.
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Impact of the Employer Responsibility Provisions on Health Plan Eligibility and Employer Job Classifications
— Catherine M. Stowers
  • Overview of New Federal Full-Time Employee Definition and Why It Matters
  • Classifying Ongoing Employees as Full-Time or Part-Time
  • Classifying Seasonal, Part-Time and Variable Hour Employees
  • Application of Measurement Periods, Administrative Periods and Stability Periods in Determining Benefits Eligibility
  • Impact of Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absences, Vacation and Sick Time
  • Special Rules for Commonly-Owned Employers, School Corporations and Other Unique Situations
  • Consequences of Noncompliance
The Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule
— Brantley H. Wright and Christine B. Zoccola
  • Overview of the Key Policy Changes Applicable to Health Plans
  • Impact on Business Associates
  • Revised Breach Notification Rule
    • Recent Enforcement Activity
    • Compliance Deadlines
Update on Health Insurance Exchanges/Market Reform
— Taryn E. Stone
  • Benefits
  • Coverage
  • Market Rules and Rate Review
  • Reinsurance and Risk Adjustment
Mandatory Health Benefits
— Christopher S. Sears
  • Open Enrollment
  • W-2 Reporting Requirements
  • 2014 Coverage Mandates
  • Employer Requirements
Preventative Care Coverage
Summaries of Benefits and Coverage
Grandfathered Plans
Wellness Programs
Legal Challenges and Regulatory Updates
— Hannesson I. Murphy
  • Key Deadlines for Employers
  • Penalty Provisions and Potential Claims for Violations
  • Whistle-Blower Claims
Plan Document and Policy Certificate Modifications Required by ACA
Revising Employee Handbooks and Internal Policies to Conform to ACA
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Taryn E. Stone – Moderator

Ice Miller LLP

  • Attorney with Ice Miller LLP
  • Practices health care law representing various providers and suppliers of health care services including hospitals, physicians and medical device manufacturers on transactional and regulatory issues
  • Represented many health care providers on a wide variety of matters including structuring complex health care arrangements under the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws; the formation, operation and sale of physician group practices; negotiating contracts; mergers and acquisitions; and employment matters and other business arrangements between providers, manufacturers and other entities
  • M.H.A. degree, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis; B.A. degree in anthropology and biology, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Can be contacted at 317-236-5872 or [email protected]
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Hannesson I. Murphy

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Practices exclusively on all forms of labor and employment law
  • Co-writer of the fifth (and latest) edition of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Guide to Hiring and Firing Employees
  • Regularly conducts training for employers on effective ways that companies can improve their employment practices, avoid litigation and reduce legal bills
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Miami School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Florida International University
  • Can be contacted at 317-231-7210 or [email protected]
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Christopher S. Sears

Ice Miller LLP

  • Partner at Ice Miller LLP
  • Concentrates practice in the field of health care and employee benefits helping clients design employer-sponsored health plans and other benefits such as cafeteria plans, tuition reimbursement plans, long and short term disability plans, health reimbursement accounts, health savings accounts and life insurance plans
  • Also helps clients comply with myriad of laws that regulate these plans such as ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA, ADA, FMLA and COBRA
  • J.D. degree, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington; B.A. degree in political science and history, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at 317-236-5891 or [email protected]
Catherine M. Stowers

Catherine M. Stowers

First Person, Inc.

  • Advisor and general counsel at First Person, Inc.
  • Advises employers on benefit design and cost management strategy for health and welfare benefit plans, health care reform education and strategy, and federal and state regulatory compliance matters
  • Life and Health Producer in Indiana
  • Admitted to practice law in Indiana and Georgia
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Indiana University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 317-218-1506 or [email protected]
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Brantley H. Wright

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

  • Co-chair of the Health Care Group and partner in the Business Services Group at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
  • Assists hospitals, physician groups and HMOs comply with health-related laws
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 to 2013
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; M.B.A. and B.S. degrees, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at 317-684-5306 or [email protected]
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Christine B. Zoccola

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

  • Of counsel for Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
  • Devotes practice to health law, and to health and welfare arrangements
  • Extensive experience assisting hospitals, physicians and other health care providers with regulatory compliance and transactional matters
  • J.D. degree, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; B.A. degree, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at 317-684-5380 or [email protected]
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Published 2013
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