John Hickman was a featured speaker during the session "Health Reform: Fall 2012 Edition" on September 10th from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at this conference sponsored by EBN Benefit News. 2012 will likely prove to be a tumultuous year for employers, employees, brokers and providers—just about everyone involved in the health care industry. Regardless of which way the Supreme Court rules, employers will be required to make important plan design decisions that impact their coverage design for years to come. This session outlined the health care reform challenges and opportunities brought about by the Supreme Court decision and new legal and regulatory developments. The following topics were covered during the program:
- the impact of the Supreme Court decision on health plan design;
- contribution health plan opportunities for retirees and active employees in a post-exchange world; and
- new regulatory obligations under the Affordable Care Act, including the 2014 mandates, employer reporting and summary of benefit coverage requirements, and the impact of “pay or play” on employer based health care.
September 9-11, 2012
JW Marriott Desert Ridge / Phoenix, AZ