BLR News

4/7/2010

New Webinar Explains Key Healthcare Changes From Employer Perspective

BLR hosts healthcare reform webinar to help employers prepare for benefit changes ahead

BLR® – Business & Legal Resources, the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions, announces an upcoming webinar “Healthcare Reform: What the New Legislation Means for Employers; Get Prepared Now” that explains when and how the new changes will effect them and their employees.

After months of wrangling in Washington, President Obama recently signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and with some changes taking effect as early as this fall, employers need to pay close attention to how the legislation will affect their benefit plans and how they can avoid penalties by providing the right amount of coverage for their employees.

“Healthcare Reform: What the New Legislation Means for Employers; Get Prepared Now” will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 1:30 – 3:00 EST and will cover:

  • What the changes mean, when they’re taking effect, and what employers should do right now to prepare their organizations (and employees) for what lies ahead
  • What’s changing with the contribution limits and distribution allowances for healthcare flexible spending accounts (such as HSAs, HRAs, and FSAs)
  • How employers can qualify for the tax credits and premium reimbursements available in certain situations
  • Which healthcare plans will be classified as “Cadillac” plans, subject to new excise taxes as “excess benefits
  • How new coverage restrictions, such as annual and lifetime benefits caps and prohibitions against denying coverage for preexisting conditions, will affect group health plans
  • How to prep your employee communications plans ahead of time, so that you can roll out information quickly as the new regulations take effect and more.
  • For more information, or to register, please visit: http://catalog.blr.com/product.cfm/product/30579500

    To speak with one of our employee training subject matter experts, please contact us at Media@BLR.com or 800-727-5257, Ext. 2442.

    About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources

    BLR® is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. BLR has been an acknowledged authority in covering state as well as federal law for over three decades, and employers know that they can count on BLR’s industry-leading compliance and training solutions to keep them out of legal trouble, avoid fines, and save money. BLR offers solutions for business owners, executives, employees, and managers of HR, compensation, safety, environmental, or training for all-sized organizations and industries. Simply put, anyone worried about how their local state agency or national DOL, OSHA, and EPA legal requirements impact their organization can benefit from BLR. For more information, please visit www.BLR.com or call 800-727-5257.

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