CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that the firm will host a panel discussion on healthcare reform and how it will affect businesses’ finances on Friday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. through 10 a.m. at Carolina Country Club located at 2500 Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh.

Panelists scheduled for the event include HCW partner Skip Woody, Gray Hutchinson of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP, Laura Bibb of Haynes Benefits, PC, and moderated by John Stone of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Each panelist will offer his or her expertise on pay or play options for businesses, healthcare exchanges and future costs of healthcare. To register for the event or for more details, visit http://bit.ly/UYWCDb.

“We are looking forward to hosting the healthcare reform panel discussion,” said Woody. “Companies potentially are going to experience significant changes due to reform, and it is important for business leaders to understand the effects it will have on their healthcare plans in the future. This event will be helpful for understanding healthcare reform from many perspectives, including the insurance, health and welfare benefits, and legal issues that will arise from its implementation.”