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Full Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) made a series of changes that will significantly affect the way employers provide health coverage to their employees, and transform many of the choices and protections consumers have in the marketplace.

This briefing, cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,explored some of the the major provisions that relate to these changes. Among them: What impact, if any, will the individual and employer mandates, minimum benefits requirements and allowing young adults on their parents’ health plans until age 26 have on cost and coverage? What are the implications of the 1099 reporting requirement? How can consumers access their benefits and rights under the new reform law? Employer health plans: To grandfather or not grandfather?


 Ed Howard, Alliance for Health Reform, Moderator
 Brian Quinn, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Moderator
 Steve Wojcik, National Business Group on Health, Speaker
 Janet Trautwein, National Assn. of Health Underwriters, Speaker
 Terry Gardiner, Small Business Majority, Speaker
 Steve Finan, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Speaker
(Click on the camera icon to see a video of the speaker's presentation.)

Transcript, Event Summary and/or Webcast and Podcast

Transcript: Full Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers (Word Document), 9/8/2010
Event Summary: Full Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers (Word Document), 9/8/2010
Full Webcast/Podcast: Full Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers

The full webcast and podcast for this briefing, as well as videos of individual speakers' presentations, are provided by Kaiser Family Foundation.

Speaker Presentations

Stephen Finan (PowerPoint), 9/8/2010
Terry Gardiner (PowerPoint), 9/8/2010
Janet Trautwein (PowerPoint), 9/8/2010
Steven Wojcik (PowerPoint), 9/8/2010

(If you want to download one or more slides from these presentations, contact us at info@allhealth or click here for instructions.)

Source Materials

Source List (Word Document), , 9/8/2010
Materials List (Word Document), , 9/8/2010
Full Steam Ahead: Implementation Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Consumers (Word Document), , 9/8/2010

Offsite Materials (briefing documents saved on other websites)

Health Care Reform: Perspectives From Large Employers, Health Affairs, 6/1/2010
- Helen Darling
The New Health Care Refrom Law Through the Cancer Lens: Key Provisions Affecting Cancer Patients and Survivors, American Cancer Society, 3/30/2010
Implications of Health Care: An Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Center for American Progress, 5/1/2010
- Kosali Simon
What Health Care Reform Means for Your Business, CNN Money, 3/22/2010
- Neil deMause
One in four employers expect health reform’s 2011 requirements to add 3% or more to next year's cost, Mercer, 5/20/2010
New Report Shows 79.9 Percent of California Small Businesses Eligible for Health Care Tax Credits, FamiliesUSA, 7/15/2010
- FamiliesUSA
The Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers, Towers Watson, 5/1/2010
Viewpoints Q&A: Health Care Reform Update, Towers Watson, 5/1/2010
- Randy Abbott, Mike Langan, Mark Maselli,8816,2006418,00.htm, Time, 7/26/2010
- Kate Pickert
NSBA Chair Testifies on Health Care Reform, National Small Business Association, 10/20/2009
- Molly Brogan
Designing a Consumer Health Assistance Program, FamiliesUSA, 8/1/2010
Coverage of Dependent Children to Age 26 Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefit Research Institute, 8/1/2010
Health Care Reform Affects Cancer on Many Fronts: More Coverage for Treatment and Prevention Planned, Cancer Scope, 8/1/2010
- Carrie Printz
Realizing Health Reform’s Potential: Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Commonwealth Fund, 9/1/2010
- Sara R. Collins, Karen Davis, Jennifer L. Nicholson and Kristof Stremikis
The Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers , Towers Watson, 5/1/2010
Implementing Health Reform: The Appeals Process, Health Affairs Blog, 7/25/2010
- Timothy Jost


Brian Quinn of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation introduced the Sept. 8 briefing on health reform implementation issues facing employers and consumers. The foundation cosponsored the event. (3 min.)

Steven Wojcik of the National Business Group on Health discussed large employers' concerns about the health reform law at the Sept. 8 briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (13 min.)

Janet Trautwein of the National Association of Health Underwriters said many small employers worry about the cost of coverage but don't know they are eligible for a tax credit to help with those expenses. From the Sept. 8 briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  

Terry Gardiner, national policy director of Small Business Majority, discussed health reform decisions facing small employers at the Sept. 8 briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (11 min.)

Stephen Finan of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network discussed how to make health reform work for consumers at the Sept. 8 briefing cosponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (12 min.)


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