Ice Miller Partners to Speak at Health Care Reform Update for Indiana Employers

October 17, 2014
Ice Miller partners Chris Sears and Tara Sciscoe will be speaking at the Health Care Reform Update for Indiana Employers on October 30, 2014 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center.  Scheduled discussions include:
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview - Update on Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Chris Sears, Ice Miller, LLP
Ice Miller will provide an overview and update of the ACA, its regulations and court challenges, particularly the issues impacting employers providing health insurance benefits for employees. Ice Miller will also introduce the major issues facing small and large employers in 2015 and thereafter.
9:00 a.m. ACA: Employers' Continuing Challenges and Choices
Chris Sears and Tara Sciscoe, Ice Miller, LLP
Learn more about the issues both small and large employers will face in 2015 and beyond under ACA, how 2015 transition rules work, the reporting challenges and costs employers will face, and the decisions employers will have to make about whether and what to offer employees as health coverage.
11:00 a.m. Update on Wellness Rules/Regulations
Chris Sears, Ice Miller, LLP
Learn about the opportunities and rules you need to know for workplace wellness programs.
11:15 p.m. Wellness Program Implementation
Chuck Gillespie, Executive Director, Wellness Council of Indiana
Discuss key tips to talking health care costs. Understand more about what businesses are doing to improve employee wellness and engagement in a conversation on one of the biggest cost factors facing employers in our state.
12:00 p.m. Luncheon: Health Care Reform and Its Impact on Health Insurance Coverage: Resources for Employers and Employees
Moderator: Chris Sears
Panelists: Bill Estes, Director of Employee Benefits and Pension Administration, Allison
Transmission (invited); Joe Gilbert, Vice President for Individual and Small Group Sales, Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Jim Mills, Vice President of Human Resources, Oerkilon Fairfield;
Harlan Schafir, ExactHire; and Community Health representative (invited)
The panel will address options and implications of providing health benefits for employees. This will include discussions of employer reporting requirements, the state’s role, the option of private exchanges, the implications of the expansion of Medicaid, tax penalties and other fees, subsidies, tax changes, health benefit design issues and implications of expansion of workplace wellness programs.
Ice Miller clients will receive a 20% discount when they enter the IM20 promotional code when they register on the web site, (or direct link: ) OR call (800) 824-6885. 
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