AUSTIN, Texas – At a recent State Bar of Texas Conference for in-house counsel in San Antonio, Julie Springer of Weisbart Springer Hayes addressed the wide range of considerations that companies are facing in implementing of the Affordable Care Act. Together with co-presenter Sheryl Dasco of Seyfarth Shaw LLP of Houston, Ms. Springer’s remarks covered many of the key provisions of the ACA, including the expanding access to coverage, related changes in the tax code, subsidies to employees and employers, and liability exposure for businesses in not complying with the Act’s provisions.
“It was an honor to be asked to speak at the conference, particularly on a topic as complex and timely as the Affordable Care Act,” says Ms. Springer. “The Act will affect every aspect of American industry, on a scale we haven’t seen since the enactment of Medicare in the mid-1960s. While it would be impossible to address each aspect of the Act in this type of forum, I hope we effectively covered the components that are common to most businesses and for the corporate counsel in attendance.”
During the presentation, attendees were encouraged to coordinate with their benefit providers and outside counsel in determining the short and long-term effects of the Act on their businesses, based on a series of key questions regarding health care coverage and the structure of the plans for both full and part-time employees, as well as retirees.
“The ACA creates new causes of action and areas of potential exposure for all employers, who should take appropriate steps now to address those areas of exposure,” says Ms. Springer.
A complete copy of the presentation, “The Coming Wave of the Affordable Care Act” can be downloaded by clicking here.
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