Central Oregon Employers Navigating the Waters Of Healthcare Reform Can Get Questions Answered at Bend Forum on January 31


Legal, tax and insurance experts to explain how changes in healthcare laws will impact businesses in Oregon

Central Oregon employers concerned about how healthcare reform laws will affect their businesses in 2013 and beyond can get their most detailed questions answered at a nonpartisan educational session coming to Bend on Thursday, January 31. ”Healthcare Reform: What Oregon Employers Need to Know,” presented by PacificSource Health Plans, will be aimed at employers of all sizes as well as local business leaders looking to gain actionable information to lead their companies through the implementation of health insurance exchanges and other provisions of the law.

A panel of experts, including attorneys, CPAs and health plan executives, will be on hand to dispel misconceptions and answer legal, tax and insurance questions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While the groundbreaking healthcare law passed nearly three years ago, 2013 marks the first year that the reforms will have a significant impact on employers and group health plans.

The forum will be held from 7:30 to 10:30am.at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, and the cost to attend is $15 including breakfast. For more information or to register for the event, go to www.healthcarelawguide.com/events/bend.

WHAT:         Healthcare Reform: What Oregon Employers Need to Know, with topics including:

  • Overview of the Affordable Care Act provisions & timeline
  • 2014 market reforms and affordability
  • Who is subject to the ACA
  • Tax implications for employers
  • Question-and-answer session with expert panel

WHO:           A panel of healthcare reform experts, including:

  • Rhonda Giles, director of healthcare reform implementation, PacificSource Health Plans
  • Sujata Sanghvi, executive vice president and chief operating officer, PacificSource Health Plans
  • Amanda Walkup, partner and employment law specialist, Hershner Hunter law firm
  • Kevin Bell, CPA specializing in tax services, Kernutt Stokes

WHEN:         Thursday, January 31, 7:30 – 10:30 am

WHERE:        McMenamins Old St. Francis School

700 NW Bond Street, Bend

REGISTER:    healthcarelawguide.com/events/bend

COST:          $15, includes breakfast and Healthcare Reform Resource Guide

About PacificSource Health Plans:

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Eugene, Oregon, with local offices throughout Oregon and in Idaho and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 650 people, serves more than 285,000 individuals, and has 6,200 employer clients throughout the Northwest. PacificSource Community Health Plans, Inc. is a subsidiary of PacificSource Health Plans and markets Medicare Advantage products under the name PacificSource Medicare.



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