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Join us for an overview of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on small and large employers, with a focus on market reform provisions that impact employee health benefit plans. You will learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the Health Insurance Exchanges or SHOPs), how they will function and what they mean for employers. You will also learn in detail the “play or pay provisions,” including examples of different scenarios.
Overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Market Reform Provisions
Health Insurance Marketplace (Health Insurance Exchange)
What the Exchanges Mean for Employers
Employer Play or Pay
Steps Employers Should Take
Discussion with Insurance Providers
Kathrin E. Kudner is a member with Dykema's Ann Arbor office. Her practice is devoted to the representation of health care providers and payors and biotechnology manufacturers in various corporate and regulatory matters. Ms. Kudner is Chairperson of the Firm's HIPAA Task Force and a member of the Firm's Life Sciences, Insurance, Public Finance and White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Teams.
Amy M. Christen is a member with Dykema's Bloomfield Hills office. She practices in all areas of employee benefits law. Her experiences involve compliance and design of qualified retirement plans (including governmental and private sector defined benefit plans and profit sharing and 401(k) plans), sections 457 or 403(b) plans, SEP or other nonqualified plans, and health and other welfare plans (including health care reform (PPACA), cafeteria plans, severance plans, COBRA and HIPAA issues); advising clients on employee benefit concerns in mergers and acquisitions; and ERISA litigation.