A Second Look at Health Care Reform: What Employers and Insurers Should be Doing Now

    A panel of knowledgeable Locke Lord attorneys will address issues of immediate concern to employers and health insurers under federal health care reform, including the impact of recently proposed regulations, with a focus on requirements with an effective date of September 23, 2010 and January 1, 2011. This program will examine requirements which may pose operational and financial challenges to employers and health insurers.


    • Medical loss ratio requirements
    • Enforcement risks and implications for non-compliance
    • Implementing benefit design changes
    • Revised appeals processes with external review
    • Justifications for unreasonable premium increases
    • Impact of grandfathered plans exception
    • Web portal submission requirements


    E. Philip Bush (Dallas Partner): Phil has been helping businesses understand and comply with the complex laws governing employee benefit plans and executive incentive programs for over 25 years. 
    Norris W. Clark (Los Angeles Financial & Regulatory Specialist): Norris focuses on insurance and insurer-related financial transactions. He had 31 years of experience at the California Department of Insurance where he was responsible for all aspects of insurer financial regulation and monitoring.
    Patrick S. Coffey (Chicago Partner): For more than 25 years, Pat has advised health care organizations in complex business litigation, internal investigations, regulatory, and government enforcement proceedings.
    Denise E. Hanna (Washington, DC Partner): Denise has been involved in public policy and transactional matters affecting the health care industry for more than 20 years.
    Kevin Kroeker (Program Moderator, Los Angeles Partner): Kevin has advised health insurers and managed care organizations on business transactions, regulatory compliance and risk management issues for more than 20 years.


    In-house counsel, compliance officers, government affairs professionals and employee benefits managers for employer groups and health insurers.


    CLE credit is available for this program and information specific to your state will be provided after you register. Please indicate your mode of attendance when you RSVP.

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