Preparing For And Implementing The 2010 Patient Protection And Affordability Act And The Health Care Education Reconciliation Act – The Practical And Long-Term Implications For Pennsylvania Public School Entities

May 13, 2010
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordability Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act will have significant implications on the compensation policies, plans, and collective bargaining agreements for Pennsylvania public school districts, even though the implementation of some of the provisions of the Acts may not be for a number of years. The comprehensive webinar will focus on the following:
  • What is a qualified health plan under the Health Care Act?
  • What essential health benefits must be offered health benefit plans?
  • What is the timeline for the implementation of the Act?
  • What are the provisions for lifetime annual limits and extension of dependent coverage?
  • How will health benefit coverage for part-time employees be addressed under the Act?
  • What will be the implication of the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health care coverages (Cadillac health care plans)?
  • What kinds of penalties will be imposed upon school districts if their employees elect health benefit plans other than the school district health benefit plan?
  • What are the new reporting obligations of school districts and when do they become applicable?
  • What are the new limits imposed on flexible spending accounts and when do they become applicable?
  • Should school districts continue to offer (or are they permitted to offer) waiver payments to unions?
  • Will some existing insurance plans be grandfathered under the new law?