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Cutting Through the Noise: Practical Guidance on Administering Obamacare & Other Health Plans | A LexisNexis® OnDemand Webinar

Recording Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014  |  Duration: 95 minutes  |  Earn: 1.5 CLE Credits  |  VIEW NOW  |


You have heard the continual coverage of Obamacare, and maybe you have had your attention-span tested during educational programs where speakers took you through an excruciating reading of the regulations.

Unfortunately, neither approach is helpful in actually dealing with the Affordable Care Act in particular, or your health benefit plans in general. Just-released final employer responsibility regulations are only part of the myriad health plan compliance and enforcement challenges that employers and health plan administrators must address when designing and administering employee health plans.

To give you some practical perspectives we are pleased to present three speakers -- one who specializes in advising organizations large and small, public and private, on the design and implementation of plans, another with the State of Kentucky whose approach and operation has been hailed as a model for other states, and a third from a major health care insurance provider in the thick of the sweeping changes in how health care is paid for in our country.

This experienced panel of health benefit leaders tackle questions including:

  • When do the final employer responsibility rules apply and what do they mean to your organization and its employee benefit plan?
  • What health benefits and coverage must your health plan provide to meet minimum essential coverage requirements and other mandates?
  • How will your plan and design be affected by rules governing employer responsibility, health and cafeteria plans, nondiscrimination, mental health parity and requirements?
  • How will changes in the SHOP regulations affect the options and costs for small and other employers and individuals to get health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces or private exchanges?
  • How can you properly identify and classify workers for these and other health plan rules?
  • How do the rules differ for government employers and insured or self-insured health plans?
  • What are the ACA restrictions on the use of HRAs, Health FSAs and other defined contribution health plan strategies?
  • What is the viability and implication of offering “preventive only” and other just-enough-to-comply "skinny plans" as options?
  • What was the adopted mission and operational approach that made Kentucky's roll-out so successful?


  • Cynthia Stamer, Esq., Cynthia Stamer, P.C.
  • William Nold, Deputy Director, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange
  • Jaan Sidorov, M.D., M.H.S.A., Principal, Sidorov Health Solutions


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