Health Care Reform Webinar

Practical Guidance for Employers

Archived Webinar

Health Care Reform is Employer Reform
Practical Guidance for Employers

Originally Held: Friday, April 20, 2012

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Mark S. Kopson and  Gary W. Francis

Program Overview:

What new and recent provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are in play since 2012? What else is coming your way as an employer?

During Plunkett Cooney's webinar, titled: “Health Care Reform is Employer Reform - Practical Guidance for Employers,” the firm's Health Care Industry Group Leader Mark S. Kopson and former attorney Gary W. Francis reviewed recent changes and previewed what's on the horizon, including data collection and reporting obligations, changes designed to reduce health care disparities, the creation of insurance exchanges and a tax increase for Medicare.

Specifically, this webinar covered the basics that every employer needs to know, including immediate and long-term concerns related to:

  • Mandated coverage for all employees
  • Minimum coverage standards
  • Continued ability to self-insure
  • Exclusions
  • Benefit limits
  • Physician selection
  • Reporting
  • Expenses
  • Employer notice requirements.

Who Should Access the Archived Files Below for This Webinar:

This program is a must review webinar for business owners,
executives and human resources professionals.

Continuing Education Credit Information 

This program was approved for 1.25 (general) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute on the day of the event. This approval is valid through 4/20/2012 and is not transferable.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

The use of the above seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 



 Featured Speakers:

120x164Mr. Kopson serves as chair of the firm's Healthcare Industry Group. He has extensive experience and expertise in managed care negotiation, contracting, dispute resolution and regulation, HIPAA, Stark and anti-kickback compliance and agency investigation response, joint ventures, commercial entities and real estate.

Gary W. Francis is a former member of Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Practice Group who focused his practice primarily in the areas of traditional labor law, employment law and employee benefits (ERISA). He represented employers in labor and employment litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in state and federal administrative hearings.

Feel free to invite others in your organization to review
the following archived files pertaining to this webinar.



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