Diane Boyle and Matt Solak, two members of NAIFA’s Government Relations team, will present a webinar on the Affordable Care Act today at 3:30. “Health Care Reform – What’s Next?” will present up-to-date information on how the latest developments in federal health care reform will affect insurance agents and their clients.
Boyle and Solak will give some background, including NAIFA’s work that contributed to the repeal of expanded 1099 requirements, the introduction of legislation to correct harm done by the law’s medical loss ratio provision, and suspension of (and efforts to repeal) the CLASS Act.
They will also discuss the $1.058 trillion gross tax increase included in the health care reform law, and how the recent Supreme Court decision as well as the growing federal debt and deficit will affect future implementation of the law.
Concerns for 2013 include:
- New medicare taxes
- A cap on FSA contributions
- A patient-centered outcome research fee
- Exchange notification requirements for employers
Boyle and Solak will also cover the slew of consequential provisions due to go into effect in 2014, including the individual and employer mandates and implementation of health insurance exchanges.
The webinar is free to NAIFA members. It runs from 3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT today, and afterwards will be archived on the NAIFA website.
Members of the media interested in registering for the webinar should contact Mark Briscoe at 703-770-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org