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Health Care Reform for Employers: Now What in Missouri?

Health care reform is impacting all Missouri 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 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 to achieve a sound health care plan in preparation for 2014. Benefits for You •Know your obligations and when you need to comply •Gain understanding of complex guidelines for grandfathered plans •Take away valuable guidance from our experts on key changes employers need to navigate •Receive guidelines for plan design modifications … what you can and cannot do Learning Objectives •You will be able to discuss employer mandates. •You will be able to review employer plan designs. •You will be able to explain multiple employer welfare arrangements. •You will be able to identify provisions effective in 2014.
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Agenda

Overview and Roadmap
— Pamela D. Perdue
  • Key Dates for Compliance
  • Grandfathered Plans
  • How to Be Grandfathered
  • Fewer Than 50?
Employer Mandates
— Kevin J. Rejent
  • Essential Health Benefits
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage
  • Notification of Exchange Rights
  • Other Employer Requirements
Pay or Play Choices
  • Is an Employer Subject to the Mandate?
  • Calculating Full-Time Equivalent Employees
  • No Coverage Penalty
  • Unaffordable Coverage Penalty
  • Reasons to Continue to Offer Insurance and Other Business Decisions
Employer Plan Design
— Kevin J. Rejent
  • What Must a 2014 Plan Include?
  • Deductibles/Out of Pocket Expense Maximums
  • Credits for Non-Smokers/Incentive Programs
  • Is Self-Insuring an Option Now?
FSA/HSA Impact
  • PPACA FSA Limitations
  • Limitations on HSA Use
  • What Can They Do Now?
Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and Association Health Plans (AHPs)
— Debbie J. Cragen, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CLNC, CLCP, CMSP, MSCC
  • The Current Landscape of MEWAs and Washington AHPs
  • Effect of Recently Issued ACA Rating Factors and Tobacco Wellness Program Discounts on Small Employer Groups
  • Effect of Recently Imposed ACA Guaranteed Availability Rule on MEWAs and Washington AHPs
  • Challenges for Employers With 50 to 100 Employees in 2016
How to Use the ACA to Create a Wellness-Oriented Work Culture
— Debbie J. Cragen, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CLNC, CLCP, CMSP, MSCC
  • Overview of Title IV of the ACA
  • Organizational Steps for Becoming Wellness-Oriented
  • Choices That Lead to Enhanced Work Force Wellness
  • Key Provisions of the New Health Care Reform Law That Can Be Utilized for Wellness
Effects on Specific Types of Plans
— Debbie J. Cragen, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CLNC, CLCP, CMSP, MSCC
  • FSAS, HSAS and HRAS
  • Cafeteria and Multi-Employer Plans
Provisions Effective in 2014
— Dannae L. Delano
  • Small Business Tax Credit
  • Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
  • Automatic Enrollment
  • Exchanges and Individual Mandates
  • Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
  • Insurance Market Reforms and Insurer Fee
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits Parity
  • Full Time/Part Time/FTE Employees
  • Effect on Small Employers With less than 50 full time or FTE employees
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Debbie J. Cragen, R.N., MSN, NP – Moderator

Cragen and Associates Medical Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

Debbie J. Cragen, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, CLNC, CLCP, CMSP, MSCC

  • President and owner of Cragen & Associates
  • NP hospitalist in an academic institute
  • Duel certified adult nurse practitioner
  • Certified legal nurse consultant and life care planner
  • Certified Medicare secondary payer professional
  • Medicare set-aside consultant certification
  • Inductee of the 2012 Entrepreneur of Worldwide Leaders in Health Care
  • Inductee of the 2011 edition of Worldwide Leaders in Health Care; Top Adult Nurse Practitioner in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Can be contacted at 317-405-7404 or [email protected]

Kevin Rejent – Moderator

The Rejent Firm, LLC

Kevin J. Rejent

  • Practice areas include election law, small business, health insurance regulations, individuals, wills and estates, and litigation
  • Listed as 100 St. Louisans to Know in Small Business by St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • J.D. degree, Saint Louis University School of Law; B.S. degree in political science, Arizona State University
  • Can be contacted at 314-473-1255 or [email protected]

Dannae L. Delano

Lowenbaum Law

  • Attorney with The Lowenbaum Partnership
  • Concentrates practice in employee benefits, executive compensation and tax matters
  • Recognized in the St. Louis Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2013
  • Licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Southern Illinois University School of Law; B.A. degree in political science, cum laude, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Can be contacted at 314-746-4875 or [email protected]

Pamela D. Perdue

Summers Compton Wells & Hanburg

  • Of counsel to the St. Louis, Missouri law firm of Summers Compton & Wells, P.C.
  • Practices in the area of employee benefits
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under the Employee Benefits Section (1995-2013)
  • Writer of the book, Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans, published by Thomson Rueters
  • Writer of the semi-monthly employee benefits newsletter published by RIA entitled “Pamela D. Perdue’s Pension & Benefits Update”
  • Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and previously served on its board of governors
  • Can be contacted at 314-991-4999 or [email protected]
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Published 2013
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