At The Podium

Health Care Reform Update

Date: April 23, 2013

Event: EmployerLINC 2013: ‘Government Gone Wild’

Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Doing business in an increasingly regulated environment means more rules to follow, costlier penalties and lawsuits to avoid, and increased vigilance on the part of employers in the workplace. So if you feel the government is going wild, you’re not alone. At EmployerLINC 2013, McAfee & Taft’s annual labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, presentations include timely updates on state and federal laws and agency activities as well as practical guidance for maintaining legal compliance.

This in-depth session on health care reform, presented by Jim Prince, Brandon Long and Teah Corley, focuses on current developments in health care law, such as which employers are subject to the “play or lay” requirements, how to identify full-time employees, and how to determine whether a plan is sufficient to avoid the “play or pay” penalties. The speakers also discuss the new HIPAA regulations, wellness programs, the rise of Department of Labor audits of medical and other welfare plans, and details about the potentially huge reinsurance fee.