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Health Care Reform for Employers: Now What in Rhode Island?

Health care reform is impacting all Rhode Island 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 •Stay up-to-date with the latest tax and legal developments •Gain understanding of complex guidelines for grandfathered plans •Take away valuable guidance from our experts on what to expect in 2014 Learning Objectives •You will be able to explain the timeline for changes and compliance. •You will be able to discuss changes to FSAs, HSAs, and HRAs. •You will be able to review employer requirements for large employers and small businesses. •You will be able to discuss changes for 2014 and beyond.
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Agenda

Overview of Health Care Reform
— Timothy J. Groves
  • Individual Mandate
  • Health Insurance Exchange/Marketplace
Timeline for Changes/Compliance
— Kristen M. Whittle
  • Enactment
  • Supreme Court Decision
  • Timeline for Full Implementation
From the Employee's Perspective
— Elizabeth R. Merritt
  • Required Coverage for Health Policies
  • Premium and Cost-Sharing Subsidies to Individuals
  • Changes to FSAs, HSAs and HRAs
  • Tax Changes
From the Employer's Perspective
— Angela L. Carr
  • Employer Requirements
    • Large Employers
    • Small Businesses
  • Tax Changes/Small Employer Tax Credit
  • Employer Penalties
  • Grandfathered Plans
  • New Reporting and Notification Obligations
    • Employee Notifications
    • Required Disclosures to State and Federal Agencies
Rhode Island's Role
— Elizabeth R. Merritt
  • Rhode Island Health Care Reform Commission
  • Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange
What's Next? Changes for 2014 and Beyond
— Kristen M. Whittle
  • Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Increasing Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit
Questions and Answers
— Angela L. Carr, Timothy J. Groves, Elizabeth R. Merritt and Kristen M. Whittle
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Elizabeth R. Merritt – Moderator

Barton Gilman LLP

  • Associate with Barton Gilman LLP
  • Focuses civil trial practice on professional liability matters, defending health care professionals and appraisers in malpractice litigation
  • Lectured on health care legislation, veterinarian malpractice and Medicare reporting requirements
  • Chosen by Super Lawyers as a 2012 Rhode Island Rising Star
  • J.D. degree, Suffolk University Law School; Ranked third in New England in American Bar Association's Annual Negotiation Competition; B.A. degree, in political science and psychology, summa cum laude, Best Oral Advocate award in Hon. Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition, Assumption College
  • Can be contacted at 401-273-7171 or [email protected]
Angela L. Carr

Angela L. Carr

Barton Gilman LLP

  • Partner with Barton Gilman LLP
  • Focuses trial practice on professional liability defense, employment law, business litigation, real estate disputes and insurance coverage law
  • Panelist and lecturer at employment law seminars involving issues of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and federal law
  • Named by Super Lawyers as a 2012 Rhode Island Rising Star
  • J.D. degree, Northeastern University School of Law; B.A. degree, cum laude, Providence College
  • Can be contacted at 401-273-7171 or [email protected]
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Timothy J. Groves

Barton Gilman LLP

  • Associate with Barton Gilman LLP
  • Focuses practice on professional liability defense, business litigation and education law
  • Named by Super Lawyers as a Rhode Island Rising Star in 2011 and 2012
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law; M.A. degree, magna cum laude, Ralph R. Papitto Presidential Scholar, Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English; B.A. degree in English, cum laude with distinction, Elizabeth Cubeta Memorial Scholar, Colby College
  • Can be contacted at 401-273-7171 or [email protected]
Kristen M. Whittle

Kristen M. Whittle

Barton Gilman LLP

  • Partner in the Providence office of Barton Gilman LLP
  • Focuses practice on employment law and litigation, as well as insurance coverage and bad faith litigation
  • Experienced public speaker and has conducted numerous seminars on employment law, including topics related to family and medical leave, wage and hour issues, and the impact of changes marijuana laws on employment best practices
  • Named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013-2016
  • Co-writes the “Personnel Practices” article series published monthly by Rhode Island Small Business Journal, highlighting legal issues facing Rhode Island employers
  • J.D. degree, Boston College Law School; B.A. degree, Boston
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 401-273-7171
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Product ID: 391806
Published 2013
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