BLOOMBERG BNA WEBINAR EVENT: Multiemployer Plans, Health Benefit Exchanges and State Law
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
The Affordable Care Act has major gaps that a gridlocked Congress is unlikely to fill anytime soon. One of the biggest oversights is not defining the role of multiemployer plans in health reform. These plans provide health care coverage to over 20 million Americans, but the ACA left unclear whether the plans would be able to buy the same subsidized health care that will be available to many workers and businesses that are not in multiemployer plans. It also does not address how multiemployer plans can participate in the new health care exchanges (now called marketplaces).
With the clock ticking towards a January 1, 2014 ACA implementation date and little guidance from federal regulators, it is up to states with exchanges to look for possible fixes and interim steps–or risk harming multiemployer plan operations. This program will address what those fixes might be and how far the states can go without help from the federal government. It will discuss California Assembly Bill 710, which addresses the multiemployer plan-exchange problem. It will also look at other pending state legislation that may affect multiemployer plans and exchanges, such as proposals to penalize large employers whose employees enroll in Medicaid programs.
- Understand how the new state exchanges will affect multiemployer plans.
- Understand what states can do to improve the relationship between multiemployer plans and exchanges, and to strengthen health care coverage and delivery.
- Find out what proposed state laws will involve multiemployer plans exchanges.
Who would benefit most from attending the program?
ERISA practitioners who represent multiemployer plans; attorneys involved in public policy and government relations issues affecting multiemployer plans; attorneys for state health exchanges.
Program Level: Advanced.
Credit Available: This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state.