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Health Care Reform for Employers in Utah: Now What?

Health care reform is impacting all employers - 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 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. Stay ahead of the game with a comprehensive knowledge of the most recent updates that affect you. 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 2015. Benefits for You •Know your obligations and when you need to comply •Stay up-to-date with the latest legal and legislative developments •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 review Affordable Care Act basics for employers. •You will be able to explain the role of the consumerism in health care. •You will be able to discuss leveraging behavioral change through accountability-based wellness. •You will be able to describe PPACA's individual mandate requirements for individuals and employers.
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Affordable Care Act Basics for Employers
— Lisa R. Petersen, Esq.
  • Who Is Covered?
  • How to Calculate FTEs?
  • Responding to DOL Audit Letters
  • Key Dates for Compliance
  • Updating Policies and Procedures
Impact of Health Care Reform on Employer Plan Designs and Changes in the Delivery Models of Care
— Douglas Roland Smith, M.D.
  • Changes Seen in Network and Plan Designs in 2014
  • Likely Future Changes You Will See in 2015
  • Value Based Health Care
  • Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Centers of Excellence and Episodes of Care
The Role of Consumerism in Health Care
— Rob J. Thurston
  • History of Benefits After Section 125
  • The Growth and Design of Defined Contribution
  • Statistics and Case Studies
Opportunities for Employers in Offering Employer-Based Health Benefits
  • How to Design Flex Credits and Contributions
  • The Role of Private Insurance, Cooperatives, Public and Private Exchanges - How to Evaluate
  • Should an Employer Opt out as of January 2014 From Offering Health Benefits?
Leveraging Behavioral Change Through Accountability-Based Wellness
— Darrell T. Moon
  • Principals of Behavioral Change
  • Accountability-Based Program Design
  • Outcomes/Results
  • Zero-Based Budgeting
  • Laws Pertaining to Employer Sponsored Wellness
PPACA's Individual Mandate Requirements for Individuals and Employers
— Stephen T. Hester
  • Individuals: Purchase of Minimum Coverage
  • Individuals: Reporting Status of Coverage and Penalties for Noncompliance
  • Employers: Notice of Coverage Options for Employees
  • Employers: Provision of Coverage for Employees
  • Employers: Reporting Status of Coverage and Penalties for Noncompliance
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Rob J. Thurston

Rob J. Thurston – Moderator

HR Consulting Group, Inc.

  • President of HR Consulting Group, Inc., a top 25 HR and benefits consulting firm according to Employee Benefit News
  • Spoken at more than 200 conferences on benefits and human resources
  • Inducted in the HR/Benefits Hall of Fame in July 2015 at thy Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for 34 years in the Industry
  • Heavily involved with human resources and employee benefits since 1981
  • Designed and implemented some of the first 401k and Section 125 benefits plans in the United States
  • Helped create some of the best-selling 401k enrollment, HSA and HRA software, HRIS systems, Section 125, medical claims, benefits statements, voice response, KIOSK, call center and internet self-service software
  • Published three books, four videos, 20 cassette tapes and numerous articles in national and international publications
  • National clients include Axa/Equitable Life, Pan American Life, Capitol Bankers Life, Maine Fidelity Life, Capitol American Life, Florida Combined Life, CUNA Mutual, IBM, Wal-Mart and Frito-Lay
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or www.hrconsultinggroup.com
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Stephen T. Hester

Williams & Hunt

  • Shareholder with Williams & Hunt
  • Practice areas include physician regulatory compliance, medical malpractice defense and complex commercial litigation
  • Regulatory counsel for Utah Medical Insurance Association 2008 to 2013; consulting counsel for Utah Medical Association
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2011, 2012, 2013
  • J.D. degree, University of Oklahoma; B.A. degree, University of Redlands, Redlands, California
  • Can be contacted at 801-521-5678 or [email protected]
Darrell T. Moon

Darrell T. Moon

Orriant

  • CEO and founder of Orriant – National Wellness Vendor
  • Former hospital administrator
  • Speaker for Vistage - The World’s Leading CEO Organization
  • Forbes leadership contributor
  • Masters degree in health administration, Brigham Young University
  • Can be contacted at 801-541-5696 or [email protected]
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Lisa R. Petersen, Esq.

Cohne Kinghorn P.C.

  • Shareholder at the law firm of Parsons Kinghorn Harris
  • Practice focuses on commercial litigation, and litigating and advising clients in employment matters
  • Conducts training sessions for clients on a variety of employment issues and also assists clients in drafting, revising, and implementing employment agreements and personnel policies to assure compliance with state and federal laws
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized repeatedly by Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, an award given to only five percent of the attorneys in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho
  • J.D. and B.A. degrees, magna cum laude, University of Utah
  • Can be contacted at 801-363-4300 or [email protected]
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Douglas Roland Smith, M.D.

Arches Health Plan

  • Co-founder and chief medical officer – Arches Health Plan
  • Board certified family medicine, and hospice and palliative care medicine
  • Matriculating at BYU Marriot School of Business Fall 2014, Executive M.B.A.
  • M.D. degree, Medical College of Wisconsin; B.S. degree, University of Utah
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 387838
Published 2014
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