Greensboro, NC, June 15, 2013 -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 company has released a podcast featuring a discussion with Joanne Forbes, HCW principal, health & welfare consultant, about the impact that healthcare reform will have on small businesses. In the podcast, Forbes addresses what changes in tax regulations that employers can expect to see as well as what employers can offer to employees in order to help drive down the cost of healthcare. To listen to the podcast, visit

“The purpose of healthcare reform is to add stability to the small employer market,” said Forbes. “Triad companies should be looking at the impact of moving their programs from their current platforms into the exchange platform and determining whether they are going to be one of the companies that will be greatly impacted by that rate change.”