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Health Care Reform for Employers: Now What?

Health care reform is impacting all Oregon 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 in health care law calls for action by all employers. These reference materials will help you 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. Purchase these reference materials now to identify the steps you need to take to achieve a sound health care plan in preparation for 2014. Benefits for You: •Take away valuable guidance from our experts on key changes employers need to consider •Navigate the records reporting and disclosure requirements with ease •Understand the penalties and tax, and how they could apply to you •Receive guidelines for plan design modifications … what you can and cannot do Learning Objectives •You will be able to identify pay-or-play. •You will be able to review nondiscrimination rules. •You will be able to explain the state of state exchanges. •You will be able to discuss reporting and disclosure requirements.
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Agenda

Compliance Overview: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going
— Bethany A. Bacci
  • Implementation to Date
  • Future Compliance Deadlines
Employer Shared Responsibility: Pay-Or-Play
(Break 10:30 am – 10:40 am)
— Walter W. Miller
  • Affected Employers 
  • Maximum 90-Day Waiting Period
  • New Full-Time Employee Status
  • Means to Avoid Penalties
Nondiscrimination Rules
— Jeff Belfiglio
  • Special Issues Involving COBRA and Severance
  • Grandfather Rules
  • Grandfathered Plans
Omnibus HIPAA Final Rule
— Walter W. Miller
  • Required Revision of Notice of Privacy Practice
  • Required Updating of Business Associate Agreements
  • New HIPAA Breach Standard
  • HIPAA Training
Group Arrangements: Special Issues for Multiemployer Plans, MEWAs and Association Plans
— Jeff Belfiglio
  • Rules for Association Plans and State-Level Regulation
  • Impact on Multiemployer Plans and Exchanges
The Individual Mandate, Premium Tax Credits and Employer-Sponsored Plans
— Bethany A. Bacci
  • Overview of Shared Responsibility for Individuals
  • Refundable Premium Tax Credits
More Paperwork: Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
— Bethany A. Bacci
  • W-2 Reporting
  • Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage to IRS
  • Transparency in Coverage Reporting, Quality of Care Reporting, and Cost-Sharing Disclosures
  • Participant Notices and Disclosures
Creating a Wellness-Oriented Work Culture
— Aaron T. Bals
  • Federal and State Requirements That Influence How Employers Offer Wellness Programs
  • The Most Common Approaches to Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs
  • Privacy and Autonomy Concerns as Mitigating Factors for Aggressive Wellness-Plan Structure
The State of State Exchanges
— Aaron T. Bals
  • Oregon's Approach to Exchanges vs. the Choices of Other States
  • The Mechanics of Purchasing Coverage Through the Exchange
  • Eligibility Standards for Participation and Subsidies
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Bethany A Bacci – Moderator

Stoel Rives LLP

  • Partner in the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP
  • Practices in the employee benefits areas
  • Serves on the firm’s Portland Coaching and Mentoring Committee and regularly works with pro bono clients
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Frequent speaker on health care reform
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College; B.A. degree, Stanford University
  • Can be contacted at 503-294-9837 or [email protected]
Jeff Belfiglio

Jeff Belfiglio

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Partner in the Bellevue, Washington, office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Practices exclusively in all aspects of employee benefits
  • Co-writer of the Employee Benefits Institute of America’s Cafeteria Plans manual
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Speaks regularly at the Western Pension and Benefits Conference and for Lorman Education Services
  • Can be contacted at 425-646-6128 or [email protected]
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Walter W. Miller

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Walter W. Miller - Morning Moderator

  • Shareholder in the law firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC
  • Practices in employee benefits, executive compensation and health care law
  • Primary focus is the health care reform act legislation
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Oregon Super Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, DePaul University; LL.M. degree in taxation, DePaul University; B.S. degree, Loyola University
  • Can be contacted at 541-686-3299 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 391686
Published 2013
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