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Health Care Reform for Employers in Kentucky: Now What?

Health care reform is impacting all Kentucky employers. Don't wait … get the guidance you need now. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 which was signed by the President and upheld by the Supreme Court, is now impacting employers and employees alike. These dramatic changes to the health care law calls 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 to achieve a sound health care plan in preparation for 2014. Benefits for You •Gain understanding of complex guidelines for grandfathered plans •Take away valuable guidance from our experts on key changes for 2013/2014 that employers need to navigate •Understand the health insurance exchanges and how they should function •Receive guidelines for plan design modifications … what you can and cannot do Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss individual and employer mandates for coverage. •You will be able to review health insurance exchanges. •You will be able to describe nondiscrimination requirements. •You will be able to identify reporting and disclosure requirements.
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Background and Overview of Health Care Reform Legislation
— Brian A. Ritchie, Esq.
Individual and Employer Mandates for Coverage
— Stacy E. Miller, Esq.
  • Individual Mandate Requirements
  • Employer Mandate Requirements
  • Essential Health Benefits
  • Definition of Full-Time Employees
  • Penalties
Health Insurance Exchanges
— Brian A. Ritchie, Esq.
  • Roll-out of Federal Health Insurance Exchanges
  • Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange
  • State Models: Active Purchaser vs. Clearing House
  • AHBs
  • SHOPs
Impact of Health Care Reform on Employer Plan Design
— Lauren Johnson, APA, CFC and J. Whitney Wallingford, Esq.
Impact of Health Care Reform on FSAs, HSAs, and Other Consumer-Driven Accounts
— Lauren Johnson, APA, CFC
Grandfathered Group Health Plans
— Brian A. Ritchie, Esq.
Nondiscrimination Requirements
— J. Whitney Wallingford, Esq.
  • Code Section 105(h) and Code Section 125
  • PPACA Nondiscrimination Rules
  • Restructuring Considerations
Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
— Lauren Johnson, APA, CFC
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Other Health Plan Notices
  • New W-2 Reporting Requirements
Changes to Health Plan Claims Procedures
— Brian A. Ritchie, Esq.
Timeline and Changes for 2014
— Brian A. Ritchie, Esq. and J. Whitney Wallingford, Esq.
  • Small Business Tax Credit
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage
  • Automatic Enrollment
  • Exchanges and Individual Mandates
  • Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • Insurance Market Reforms and Insurer Fee
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits Parity
  • Plan Design Changes
  • Reporting on Minimum Essential Coverage
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Other New Regulations and Guidance/Questions and Answers
— Lauren Johnson, APA, CFC, Brian A. Ritchie, Esq. and J. Whitney Wallingford, Esq.
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J. Whitney Wallingford, Esq. – Moderator

Wallingford Law PSC

  • Partner and founding member of Wallingford Law, PSC
  • Practice focuses on representing employers with health plan compliance issues and other employee benefit matters
  • Frequent writer and speaker on health care reform, health and welfare plan issues, and other employee benefit matters
  • J.D. degree, University of Kentucky; B.A. degree with high distinction, University of Kentucky
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

Stacy E. Miller, Esq.

Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC

  • Attorney at Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC
  • Member of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practice
  • Practice focuses on counseling, civil litigation and administrative defense with emphasis on employee benefits
  • Writer of several recent articles regarding the use of social media policies in the workplace and of a chapter in the UK/CLE Employment Law in Kentucky Handbook, "Discrimination Based Upon Disability”
  • J.D. degree, University of Kentucky College of Law; master's degree, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky

Brian A. Ritchie, Esq.

Wallingford Law PSC

  • Partner with Wallingford Law, PSC
  • Practice focuses on representing employers with health plan compliance issues and other employee benefit matters
  • Written and presented on health care reform and other employee benefit law issues
  • J.D. degree, University of Kentucky; B.A. degree, Centre College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 391685
Published 2014
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