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Health Care Reform for Employers: Now What?

Health care reform is impacting all Nevada employers. Don't wait … get the guidance you need now. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 was signed by the President and 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: •Examine the key requirements that affect health plans •Receive guidelines for plan design modifications … what you can and cannot do •Stay up-to-date with the latest on the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange •Take away valuable guidance on cafeteria plans and wellness programs Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe the history of health care reform and where we are now. •You will be able to discuss employer mandate and related penalties. •You will be able to explain the impact of health care reform on employer plan designs. •You will be able to review reporting requirements and disclosures.
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Agenda

History of Health Care Reform and Where We Are Now
— Matthew T. Milone
  • Review Change to Date – 2010 to 2012
  • What's Due in 2013
  • What Do We Need to Plan for in 2014
  • 2018 and Beyond
Employer Mandate and Related Penalties
— Matthew T. Milone and Cara S. Elias
  • Full Time Employee Status Under the New Regulations for ACA
  • Minimum Coverage and Affordability
  • Penalty Formulas and Calculations
Small Business Tax Credits
— Troy G. Crowther
Impact of Health Care Reform on Employer Plan Designs
— Porter T. Talbot, MSFS
  • Deductibles
  • Coverage Changes
Impact on HRA, FSA, HSA and Corporate Wellness Programs
— Porter T. Talbot, MSFS
3.8% Passive Activities
— Troy G. Crowther
  • Investment Income
Reporting Requirements and Disclosures
— Troy G. Crowther and Cara S. Elias
  • Grandfathered Plan
  • Appeals
  • Patient Protections
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage
  • Form W-2
  • Household Income
  • Exchanges
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Transparency in Coverage
Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (Nevada's Exchange)
— Andrew S. Brignone
  • History/Goals
  • General Structure/Governance
  • Benefits – Essential Health Benefits and Gold, Silver, Bronze Evaluation Concept
  • Types of Plan Sponsors – Insurers, the COOP
  • Subsidies Available to Individuals
  • Coordination With Medicaid/CHIP
  • Consumer Assistance/Outreach
Employer Strategies for Dealing With the ACA: From an H.R. Perspective
— Porter T. Talbot, MSFS
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Faculty

Porter T. Talbot, MSFS – Moderator

Elevate Insurance

  • President of Elevate Insurance, an independent insurance agency focusing in employee benefits in Las Vegas
  • More than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry
  • Holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Health Insurance Associate (HIA) and Registered Workers’ Compensation Specialist (RWCS) professional designations
  • M.S. degree in financial services, American College in Bryn Mar, Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at 702-444-7283 or [email protected]

Andrew S. Brignone, Esq.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

  • Shareholder with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLC
  • More than 31 years in employee benefits law, ERISA, labor law and employment law
  • Wrote several articles on employee benefits, including “Recent Developments in Employee Benefits Law” and co-wrote “Recent Developments in Employee Benefits Law—the Impact on Employers” (Nevada Labor Letter)
  • Original member of the Editorial Review Board of The Nevada Labor Letter, a publication devoted to education, employee benefits and employment
  • Named a leading lawyer in Nevada in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, was named “Nevada’s Best Labor Lawyer” by the Nevada Business Journal, and a Nevada Super Lawyer in 2007 by Law and Politics
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Wisconsin School of Law; B.A. degree, high honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Can be contacted at 702-464-7006 or [email protected]

Troy G. Crowther, CPA

Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern

  • Principal with Piercy Bowler Taylor & Kern
  • Tax principal involved in the several areas within the construction industry, from land developers to general contractors to the specific trades
  • Involved in business and transaction structuring, including planning for Section 1031 Like Kind Exchanges as well as mergers and spin-offs
  • Experienced in representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities to resolve tax disputes
  • Federal and state tax compliance and planning, representation before the IRS and state taxing authorities, estate and gift tax planning and compliance, planning for business structure and dissolution
  • M.P.A. degree with an accountancy-tax emphasis, University of Utah; B.S. degree in accounting, University of Utah

Cara S. Elias

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

  • Attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farbert Schreck, LLP
  • Counsels private companies, public corporations, unions and private equity funds in regards to employee benefits and compensation matters related to mergers and acquisitions and service-provider contracting
  • Represents employers and issuers in designing tax-qualified plans, equity-based compensation plans and other incentive arrangements, and has advised on tax, ERISA, and corporate law issues related to the formation and administration of these arrangements
  • Dedicates a substantial portion of her practice to health and welfare plans and coordinating implementation of such plans with HIPAA, ERISA and tax law, as well as recent health care reform legislation
  • Represented a large nonprofit healthcare coalition in negotiating services agreements with hospital facilities as well as its repricing provider, and advised on related ERISA and HIPAA compliance matters
  • Analyzes investment structures with respect to ERISA plan asset requirements and prepares federal income tax and ERISA disclosure for domestic equity offerings
  • J.D. degree, Columbia University School of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, University of Oklahoma
  • Can be contacted at 303-223-1141 or [email protected]

Matthew T. Milone

Holland & Hart LLP

  • Attorney with Holland & Hart LLP
  • Extensive experience representing plans, providers, and other health care entities before the tax commission, the Nevada Board of Examiners, the Nevada Board of Health, and Nevada Division of Insurance
  • Experience includes drafting opinions, and helps clients remain in compliance with Stark, HIPAA, and Anti-Kickback laws
  • Assists clients with acquisitions of medical practices and joint ventures
  • Effectively represents hospitals, health plans, administrators, medical providers, and health care consumers in complex health care and insurance law issues
  • Assisted clients in complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
  • J.D. degree, Georgetown University and Tulane Law School
  • Can be contacted at 702-222-2561 or [email protected]
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Published 2013
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