(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The employer mandate (pay-or-play penalty) of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been delayed for one year, but Hoosier employers still need to ensure preparation is ongoing for the eventual implementation of the entire ACA. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting three health care reform seminars in August to provide employers with information and assistance as they determine how to proceed:
- Indiana Health Care Reform Seminar Fort Wayne, August 16, 9 a.m. to noon (EDT) at the University of St. Francis Performing Arts Center. Cost: Indiana Chamber/Fort Wayne Chamber members: $199; non-member: $229
- Indiana Health Care Reform Seminar Evansville, August 21, 9 a.m. to noon (CDT) at Johnson Hall, Deaconess Hospital Campus. Cost: Chamber member: $199; non-member: $229
- Indiana Health Care Reform Seminar Indianapolis, August 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) at The Westin Indianapolis. Cost: Chamber member: $299; non-member: $329
The workshops, presented by Apex Benefits Group and Ice Miller LLP, will tackle topics such as determining who works over 30 hours per week and issues regarding seasonal, part-time and contract workers. Also on the agenda: employer compliance obligations; new fees on plans for research and reinsurance; new waiting period rules; update on health insurance exchanges; financial exposure to employees; and developing an employee health strategy to align with the business strategy.
Any company sending one attendee may send a second for half price. For more information on the seminars or to register, visit www.indianachamber.com/conferences or call (800) 824-6885.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 15,000 members and investors -- representing 2.6 million Hoosiers -- to achieve the mission of "cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity."