Hill, Chesson & Woody is at the forefront of healthcare reform education and we are sharing our expert analysis with employers to ensure they are prepared for federal healthcare reform. In addition to the Compliance Alerts we send to clients, the HCW Compliance Team – our on staff attorneys – maintain an online digest of informative healthcare reform news that can be subscribed to at www.healthcarereformdigest.com.
Healthcare Reform 101
We ensure our clients know and understand the rules and regulations that affect their benefits program so that they will take the necessary steps to remain in compliance with these laws at all times.
For example, our flexibility has paved the way for many new offerings in in the recent past, like proprietary calculators that organizations use to prepare and plan for various provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) including: — 1) “Pay or Play,” 2) W-2 Reporting and 3) Cadillac Tax Estimator. The corresponding sections of PPACA alone, if they are not strictly met, can cost employers tens of thousands of dollars.
In addition to healthcare reform, our on-staff compliance attorneys provide education and consultation to our clients around ERISA reporting and disclosure requirements, Section 125 cafeteria plans, application of HIPAA nondiscrimination, Privacy, and Security Rules, COBRA administration, and much more.