Compared to prior years, 2010 is developing into a blockbuster compliance year for health and welfare plans. There are no less than four major legal changes that go into effect in 2010. In addition, for the first time since the passage of ERISA, Congress is moving to potentially change the landscape of employer provided health benefits. Now, more than ever, employers need to understand their options and prepare for the 2010 plan year. The Health and Welfare Team at Kilpatrick Stockton invites you to join us for a discussion regarding the many developments that will affect your planning for 2010.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • An update from Washington: Potential for major changes for health care benefits.
  • Current compliance issues regarding the COBRA premium subsidy.
    CHIPRA.
    Expanded federal mandated health benefits.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and practical implications for employers.
  • Expanded HIPAA privacy and security protections impacting employers and business associates.
  • Update on the final cafeteria plan regulations.
  • Developments in San Francisco and Massachusetts regarding state mandated health benefits.
  • Transit benefit developments, including bicycle commuter benefits and the San Francisco commuter ordinance.
  • MSP mandatory reporting update.

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