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Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform

After months of debate, Congress pushed through the most significant health care reform legislation since the creation of the Medicare program in the 1960s. Purchase these reference materials and learn what this legislation means to you. This is an opportunity for employers to assess best-practice programs and make the decisions necessary to develop plans that work with the new requirements. This reference set is designed to give you, the employer, the information you need to move forward in addressing the issues associated with health care and to give you some insight into the health care movement and what it means for you and your employees. Benefits for You •Know your obligations and when you need to comply •Understand how this new legislation interacts with state laws •Learn how health care reform affects your plans •Get valuable information on incentives for wellness programs
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Agenda

The Big Picture of Health Care Reform for Employers
— W. Matthew Kowalczyk
  • Industry Impact on Rates
  • Exchanges
What Employers Are Facing Now and What Is to Come
— Robert J. Simandl
  • Time Lines of Implementation
  • Developing a Plan for Future Benefit Offerings
  • Impact on Labor Agreements and Negotiations
Tax Changes and Implications on Employers
— Bret A. McKitrick
  • Grandfathered Plans
  • Incentives and Revenue Raisers
  • State of Wisconsin's Child and Adult Mandates
  • State and Federal Tax Implications
  • Communicating to Employees
Wellness Plan Initiatives: How the Federal Government Will Encourage Sponsorship of Wellness Programs Through Incentives and Guidance
— Bret A. McKitrick
What the Bill Is Telling You, the Employer, to Do
— Daniel C. Morrill and J. Donald Powell, RHU, REBC, DIA
  • Will Coverage Expand to All Insured?
Tips on Navigating the Bill
Advantages of the Bill for Employers and How to Make It Work for You
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Faculty

J. Donald Powell, RHU, REBC, DIA – Moderator

Fitzgerald Clayton James & Kasten Inc

  • Benefits consultant with Fitzgerald Clayton James & Kasten Inc.
  • Works with employers to assist in plan design and budgeting, communication and education, and compliance issues
  • B.S. degree in economics, Clemson University; registered health underwriter; registered employee benefit consultant; disability income associate
  • Can be contacted at 262-478-3290 or dpowell@fcjk.com

W. Matthew Kowalczyk

Cornerstone Benefits Consulting

  • Principal at Cornerstone Benefits Consulting
  • Focused on marketing, and educating clients and agents on consumer-driven health care and life insurance products since 1996
  • Conducted hundreds of client meetings, agent seminars and web-based education seminars
  • Can be contacted at 920-417-2624 or matt.kowalczyk@yourcornerstone.net

Bret McKitrick

Associated Financial Group

Bret A. McKitrick, Esq.

  • Member of the law firm of Simandl & Prentice, S.C.
  • Focuses on employee benefits, tax and employment counseling
  • Advises on the design and administration of qualified/nonqualified retirement plans, as well as health and welfare benefit plans
  • B.S. degree in economics, University of Kentucky; J.D. degree, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Daniel C. Morrill

Dynamic Benefit Systems

  • President and co-founder of Dynamic Benefit Systems
  • More than 16 years of experience providing employee benefits consulting services to employers in Wisconsin
  • Developed numerous software applications for analysis of employee benefits with a focus on technology that involves benefit plan designs
  • Can be contacted at 877-511-7944 or dmorrill@dynamicbenefitsystems.com
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Product ID: 386825
Published 2011
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