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Department of Labor to Host Affordable Care Act Webcast for Employers and Health Plan Service Providers (September 17 and 18); SBA Hosts Webinars for Small Business (September 19 and 26)
Sep 12, 2013

The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration will host a two-day compliance assistance webcast on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT each day. "The Affordable Care Act Compliance Assistance Webcast" will provide employers, brokers, third-party administrators and others with practical information, helpful tips and clarification on the new law. EBSA staff will be joined on the webcast by representatives from the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Health and Human Services.

On September 17, Department of Labor staff will discuss the final wellness rules under the Affordable Care Act. The Department of the Treasury will discuss the employer shared responsibility provisions.

On 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, including the extension of dependent coverage to age 26, lifetime and annual limits and prohibitions on pre-existing conditions. The Department of Health and Human Services will provide information on the new Health Insurance Marketplace and Small Business Health Options Program.

Participants can register to participate on Sept. 17 at http://ow.ly/oMrW1 and on Sept. 18 at http://ow.ly/oMs0z.

Also see:

Helping Job Seekers and Workers Access New Affordable Health Insurance Options August 21 Employment and Training Administration / National Association of State Workforce Agencies / U.S Conference of Mayors / National Conference of State Legislatures Webinar

Training and Employment Notice 02-13: Preparing for the New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options

The Small Business Administration has two webinars in its current series for small business. Please visit http://www.sba.gov/healthcare for registration and additional information on the webinars. SBA also provides some additional useful links:

Glossary of Key Health Care Reform Terms
For definitions of key health care reform terms, consult this glossary of key terms provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Timeline of the Affordable Care Act Insurance Reforms
The Affordable Care Act health insurance reforms will roll out in phases, many of which will occur in 2013 and 2014. This timeline contains details on key provisions.

The Law, Regulations, and Related Guidance
Read the full text of the Affordable Care Act or browse and download the law by section. Regulations and guidance are used to implement many of the Affordable Care Act provisions that address both private and public health insurance. Many of these can be found at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight.

The Internal Revenue Service is responsible for tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will be implemented during the next several years. You can find a list of provisions now in effect, with periodic updates, from the IRS.

Specific Affordable Care Act Information in Your State
Learn what benefits, services, and programs may be available to you depending on your location. Using this interactive tool, select your state to learn more about healthcare options where you live.

Every state will have an Affordable Insurance Exchange, or Marketplace, beginning in January 2014. States have the option of running their own Marketplace, partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to partially run the Marketplace, or opting for a Marketplace run by HHS.

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have chosen to establish their own Marketplace, and several additional states have opted to partner with the federal government to establish a Marketplace. To view all Marketplace websites, visit https://www.healthcare.gov/what-is-the-marketplace-in-my-state.

Affordable Care Act Training Materials