Coping With Health Care Reform: 2012 Health Plan Update Workshop July 24, 2012: Register Now!


Coping With Health Care Reform: 2012 Health Plan Update

A Solutions Law Press HR & Benefits Workshop

July 24, 2012

10:30 A.M.-Noon Eastern | 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Central | 9:30 A.M-11:00 A.M. Pacific

Register Now!

Get a 2012/2013 Health Plan Compliance Checkup! 

 Learn Latest About What Your Health Plan Must Do To Meet Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act  (ACA) Summary of Benefits & Communications (SBC), External Review,  Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate, Nondiscrimination,  Mandated Coverage & Benefit & Other Affordable Care Act, As Well As The Latest On ERISA & Other Federal Health Plan Rules!

The June 28, 2012 Supreme Court National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius ruling rejecting constitutional challenges to the ACA health care reform law means most health plans, their employer and other sponsors, fiduciaries and administrators, and insurers must rush to update their health plan documents, summary plan descriptions and other communications, administrative procedures and contracts, reporting and other arrangements to meet the requirements of ACA that have, or by year end will, take effect pending the full rollout of the law in 2014.  

Solutions Law Press, Inc. invites you to catch up on the latest requirements and guidelines impacting employer and union sponsored group health plans under ACA and other federal health plan regulations by participating in “Coping With Health Care Reform:  2012 Health Plan Update Workshop on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.   Participants may choose to attend the live briefing in Addison, Texas or take part via WebEx for a registration fee of $125.00.  Texas Department of Insurance Continuing Education Credit and other professional certification credit may be requested by qualifying participant for an added charge.

Learn Latest On 2012/2013 Federal Health Plan Requirements

 The Coping With Healthcare Reform: 2012 Health Plan Update Workshop will cover the latest guidance on Affordable Care Act and other federal health plan regulatory changes impacting employment-based group health plans and other key information employer and other group health plan sponsors, group health plans, insurers, plan administrators, fiduciaries, brokers and advisors and others working with these plans need to understand and cope with 2012-2013 ACA and other health plan requirements including:

  • ACA Summary of Benefits And Communications Mandates & Their Implications On Plan Documents, SPDs  & Administration
  • ACA Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Mandates
  • ACA External & Internal Review, ERISA Claims & Appeals, & Other Federal Claim Handling Requirements:  What rules apply to which plans?  What to do to minimize the impact of changing requirements.
  • ACA “Essential Health Benefit” Rules & Their Implications For Health Plans & Their Sponsors Now & After 2014
  •  ACA, ADA & Other Federal Health Plan Nondiscrimination Rules
  • ACA W-2 & Other Federal Reporting, Notice & Disclosure Requirements
  • ACA grandfathered plan status:  Do you have it?  How do you lose it?  What it does for your program?
  • ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, GINA, FMLA, Military Leave, Michelle’s Law & Other Federal Eligibility Mandates
  • Preventive care coverage & wellness program rules under Affordable Care Act, GINA, ADA & other federal regulations
  • Mental health & substance abuse, provider choice & other benefit mandates under ACA, Mental Health Parity & other federal rules
  • Federal Health Plan Notice & Communication Rules
  • ERISA Fiduciary Responsibility, Reporting & Disclosure & Other Rules
  • New HIPAA Privacy Rules  & Audits & How Plans & Plan Sponsors Should Respond
  • Consumer Driven Health Plan Communication Strategies
  • Tips To Help Review & Update Plans, Communications, Vendor Agreements & Processes
  • Expected & Proposed ACA & Other Federal Health Plan Rules
  • Practical Strategies For Monitoring & Responding To New Requirements & Changing Rules
  • Participant Questions
  • More

About The Speaker

A Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, recognized in International Who’s Who, and Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law, attorney and health benefit consultant Cynthia Marcotte Stamer has  25 years experience advising and representing private and public employers, employer and union plan sponsors, employee benefit plans, associations, their fiduciaries, administrators, and vendors, group health, Medicare and Medicaid Advantage, and other insurers, governmental leaders and others on health and other employee benefit. employment, insurance and related matters. A well-known and prolific author and popular speaker Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law, Ms. Stamer presently serves as Co-Chair of the ABA RPTE Section Welfare Plan Committee, Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Employee Benefit Committee, an ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Representative, an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Human Resources (IHR/HR.com) and Employee Benefit News, and various other publications.  A primary drafter of the Bolivian Social Security privatization law with extensive domestic and international regulatory and public policy experience, Ms. Stamer also has worked extensively domestically and internationally on public policy and regulatory advocacy on health and other employee benefits, human resources, insurance, tax, compliance and other matters and representing clients in dealings with the US Congress, Departments of Labor, Treasury, Health & Human Services, Federal Trade Commission, HUD and Justice, as well as a state legislatures attorneys general, insurance, labor, worker’s compensation, and other agencies and regulators. A prolific author and popular speaker, Ms. Stamer regularly authors materials and conducts workshops and professional, management and other training on employee benefits, human resources and related topics for the ABA, Aspen Publishers, the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), SHRM, World At Work, Government Institutes, Inc., the Society of Professional Benefits Administrators and many other organizations. She also regularly serves on the faculty and planning committees of a multitude of symposium and other educational programs.  For more details about Ms. Stamer’s services, experience, presentations, publications, and other credentials or to inquire about arranging counseling, training or presentations or other services by Ms. Stamer, see http://www.CynthiaStamer.com.

Registration, Education Credit & Other Details

REGISTRATION FEE:  Registration Fee $125.00 per person (plus an additional $10 service fee for parties seeking Texas Department of Insurance Continuing Education Credit).  Registration Fee Discounts available for groups of three or more.  Payment required via website registration required 48 hours in advance of the program to complete registration.  Payment only accepted via website PayPal.  No checks or cash accepted.  Persons not registered at least 48 hours in advance will only participate subject to system and space availability.   Register Now!

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:  This program has been approved to be offered for general certification credit by the Texas Department of Insurance subject to fulfillment all applicable Texas Department of Insurance requirements, completion of required procedures and payment of the additional service processing fee of $10.00.  The Texas Department of Insurance possesses the final authority to decide whether an individual qualifies to receive requested continuing education credit.  Neither Solutions Law Press, Inc. , the speaker or any of their related parties shall have any liability therefore.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:   HRCI and World At Work certification credit requested and pending.  If you have special continuing education credit needs that you wish us to consider, please let us know.  We are happy to visit with you about our ability to accommodate your request.  Special fees or other conditions may apply. 

CANCELLATION   & REFUND POLICY:  In order to receive credit, cancellation (either fax or mail) must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting and are subject to a $10.00 refund processing fee.  Refunds will be made within 60 days of receipt of written cancellation notice.. DISABILITIES ACCOMMODATION:  If you are an individual with a disability who requires accommodation to take part, please let us know when registering so that we may consider your request.

About Solutions Law Press, Inc.™

Solutions Law Press, Inc.™ provides business and management information, tools and solutions, training and education, services and support to help organizations and their leaders promote effective management of legal and operational performance, regulatory compliance and risk management, data and information protection and risk management and other key management objectives. Our resources include a broad range of   legal, regulatory, compliance, risk management, internal controls and other key information and support to aid management generally as well as industry and discipline specific resources on Management Compliance, Operations & Risk Management; Human Resources, Employee Benefits & Compensation, Health Plans & Insurance; Investigations, Audits & Assessments; Internal & External Controls & Policies; Officer, Directors & Owner Risk Management; Privacy & Other Information Security; Public Policy & Regulatory Oversight; Quality & Process Management; Vendor & Customer Relationship; Event Management; and Other Management & Operations Needs. 

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Save The Date & Register For These Upcoming  HR & Benefits Workshops

Solutions Law Press, Inc sponsors many valuable Human Resources and Employee Benefits Workshops. Register or get more information on the following upcoming Health Plan Workshops  Here:

July 24, 2012, Coping With Health Care Reform: 2012 Health Plan Update Workshop

 July 31, 2012, Claims & Appeals Bootcamp

August 14, 2012, HIPAA Bootcamp

 Sponsorships & Other Partnering Opportunities

Solutions Law Press, Inc. offers many sponsorship and other opportunities for consultants, brokers, associations and other organizations to offer our training and other resources to groups and others on preferred terms.  To explore these opportunities, please E-mail cindy@solutionslawpress.com.

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