Registration Open For July 9 In “Affordable Care Act & Other Federal Health Plan Guidance Update”

June 23, 2010

Solutions Law Press Invites You To Learn What You Must Do Now To Meet Key Affordable Care Act Health Plan Deadlines

 Affordable Care Act & Other Federal Health Plan Guidance Update

July 9, 2010 Teleconference – Noon to 1:30 P.M. Central Time

Solutions Law Press invites you to catch up on the latest guidance on new requirements that group health plans must meet under the Affordable Care Act and other emerging federal health plan regulations by participating in the Affordable Care Act & Other Federal Health Plan Guidance Update” teleconference to be conducted by attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer on Friday, July 9, 2010 from Noon to 1:30 P.M. Central Time for a registration fee of $50.00. To register for this program, see here,

Affordable Care Act Requires Prompt Action By Group Health Plans & Employers

The combined package of comprehensive health care reform legislation enacted by Congress this Spring through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law 111-152) (collectively referred to as the “Affordable Care Act”) will require most employers, employment-based group health plans, plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, plan administrators and other service providers and insurers take prompt action to meet compliance deadlines and preserve other options over the next several months. Employer and other group health plan sponsors, fiduciaries, insurers and administrators must act quickly to update their health plan documents, communications and practices to comply with new federal requirements that become effective under the Affordable Care Act on the first day of the plan year beginning after September 22, 2010 and various other changes in federal health plan rules effective or scheduled to take effect during 2010 or 2011 plan years. Quick action also may be needed to claim small employer tax credits, retiree medical subsidies or other benefits. 

July 9 Briefing Provides Key Information

The July 9, 2010 Affordable Care Act & Other Federal Health Plan Guidance Update” teleconference will include an update on the latest regulatory guidance about impending Affordable Care Act group health plan rules and other key information to help employers, group health plans, plan administrators and fiduciaries and others working with these plans to understand and respond to these new requirements.

The briefing will cover:

  • Key elements of Affordable Care Act reforms impacting employment-based health plans
  • Impending Affordable Care Act deadlines for employment-based group health plans and their sponsors during 2010 or 2011
  • Update on guidance on grandfathered plan status meaning, qualification and disqualification
  • Update on guidance on new dependent child coverage extension rules
  • Update on guidance on early retiree medical reinsurance program
  • Update on guidance on new small employer health coverage tax credit
  • Update on other recent and pending Affordable Care Act group health plan rule guidance
  • Tips to coordinate Affordable Care Act and other federal group health plan mandate compliance
  • Practical strategies for responding to new requirements and changing rules
  • Participant questions

About The Presenter

The program will be presented by attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer. With more than 23 years of experience advising employers, group health plans, plan fiduciaries, plan administrators and vendors, insurers and others about health plan and managed care matters, Ms. Stamer is nationally known for her work, publications and presentations on health plan and other employee benefit, health care and insurance matters.  Current Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) RPTE Employee Benefit & Other Compensation Committee, a Council Member of the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits and Past Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance  Interest Group, Ms. Stamer continuously advises employers, health plans, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, plan administrators, plan vendors, insurers and others about health program related legal, operational, documentation, public policy, enforcement, privacy, technology, litigation and risk management and other concerns. Ms. Stamer also publishes and speaks extensively on these and other health and managed care program concerns and practices.  Her insights on these and related topics have appeared in Atlantic Information Service, Bureau of National Affairs, World At Work, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, Managed Healthcare, Health Leaders, various ABA publications and a many other national and local publications.  To contact Ms. Stamer or for additional information about Ms. Stamer, her experience, involvements, programs or publications, contact Ms. Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or via e-mail here, or see here.

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