UPDATE, June 28: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upheld
The Supreme Court has rejected the constitutional challenges to the health care reform law and found that the individual mandate, which requires that individuals obtain health coverage or pay a penalty, was a permissible exercise of Congressional power. Plan sponsors should now focus on complying with those provisions of the law that become effective later this year and in 2013. Additionally, they should plan their benefits strategy for 2014 and later, when the employer responsibility provisions go into effect and Exchange coverage becomes available.
We encourage you to register for our informative webinar, Health Care Reform, after the Supreme Court Decision, on Wednesday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Please come prepared with your questions and submit them during the live event; we will answer as many as possible during the time allotted.
Our speakers will provide a thoughtful discussion about issues that plan sponsors need to consider when developing immediate and future health care strategy, including:
- A brief summary of the Supreme Court decision
- Implications of the decision on health plans
- Matters that plan sponsors must address immediately
- Longer term strategic issues
- Potential future Congressional action
- Implications of the November election
Introduction to our speakers
Sharon Cohen is a principal in our Knowledge Resources group and is based in Washington DC. She is a lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the employee benefits field and previously worked for the IRS.
Mary Harrison is a principal in our Health and Productivity practice and is based in New York. She has more than 25 years of human resources experience, combining both consulting and in-house benefits planning to help companies comply with the legal requirements of life, health, and disability plans.
Tami Simon, based in our Washington DC office, leads Buck’s Knowledge Resources group and is responsible for Buck’s national multi-practice legal analysis and publications, government relations, research, surveys, training, and knowledge management. She is a lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in consulting and private law practice.
Rich Stover is a principal and actuary in our Health and Productivity practice and is based in Secaucus, NJ. He has provided health care strategy and compliance services for more than 25 years.
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Read our most recent FYI® Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law.