US Labor Department To Host Affordable Care Act Webcast

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration will host a two-day compliance assistance webcast on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18.

The webcast will help providers, brokers and third-party administrators learn about tips and information, as well as clear up gray areas, of the law. Representatives from the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services will also take part in the webcast.

On the first day, September 17, Department of Labor staff will discuss the final wellness rules under the law. The Department of the Treasury will talk about employer shared responsibility provisions.

The next day, September 18, the Department of Labor will present information on the Notice to Employees of Coverage Options under Fair Labor Standards Act 18B and the full implementation of key market reforms. The extension of dependent coverage to age 26, lifetime and annual limits and prohibitions on pre-existing conditions will be discussed. The Department of Health and Human Services will provide information on the new Health Insurance Marketplace and Small Business Health Options Program.

The webcasts will start at 1 and end at 2:30 p.m. EDT each day.

Employers and health plan service providers can register to participate in the webcast on September 17 at and on September 18 at