|Health Care Reform, SBCs and Uniform Glossaries, Oh My! - Questions and Answers with Heather Raeburn and Elena Lynett of DOL's EBSA - A Teleconference|
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Earlier this year, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury (“Departments”) issued a substantial amount of regulatory guidance on those portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act” or “Act”) becoming effective during 2012 and 2013. Now that the United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the “individual mandate” portion of the Act, employee benefits attorneys can expect the Departments to continue issuing guidance to ensure implementation of the Affordable Care Act requirements. Therefore, employee benefits attorneys will need to begin finalizing their implementation of those provisions of the Act becoming effective during 2012 and 2013. Of particular relevance to practitioners are the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”) regulations (due to the fact that the SBC has to be provided with open enrollment materials issued to plan participants this fall). The SBC is intended to be a 4-page summary of the benefits available under an employer’s health plan coverage, which can also be used as a comparative tool to help consumers understand and choose the best coverage option for them.
Mss. Raeburn and Lynett work in the Washington, DC office of the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, specifically within the Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance. Please join us for an informal question-and-answer session with Mss. Raeburn and Lynett about the recent guidance regarding the SBC, the uniform glossary and other recently issued subregulatory guidance concerning Technical Release 2012-01.
Moderator: J. STEWART BORROW, Principal, Buck Consultants, LLC.
Speakers: HEATHER RAEBURN and ELENA LYNETT, Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, United States Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
Sponsored by: Committee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Matthew L. Eilenberg, Chair
Attendance: Via telephone