Healthcare Reform Webinar

April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010, Webinar

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Congress has approved, and President Obama has signed, two pieces of legislation that create a new world for group healthcare and health insurance plans in the United States, including significant changes to Federal tax laws, ERISA, the Public Health Service Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. ERISA, the Public Health Service Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion bill, the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together the "Health Care Reform Act"), will directly impact virtually all Americans and American employers.

Discussion topics for this program include:

  • What employers need to do
  • The timing and effectiveness of various provisions
  • Preparing for open enrollment
  • Employer mandates, including lifetime limits, annual limits, "grandfathered" plans, automatic enrollment, preexisting conditions, expanded dependent coverage and other key issues
  • Penalties for noncompliant employers and individuals
  • Annual reporting obligations
  • Impact on FSAs, HSAs and HRAs
  • Changes to Medicare and impact on retiree health plans
  • Impact on wellness programs
  • Free choice vouchers and refundable tax credits
  • The CLASS Act
  • The excise tax on "Cadillac" plans
  • Long-range planning for your health plan

McGuireWoods has published several installments of our Healthcare Reform Guide. The most recent editions are available in our news archive.