GREENSBORO, 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 Rob Krieg, HCW principal, health & welfare consultant, has released a podcast advising Triad business owners on ways they can prepare for the Affordable Care Act and what they can do to incorporate healthcare reform into their health and benefits strategy. In the podcast, Krieg discusses the pay or play options for Triad employers, the changes in healthcare coverage that employees can expect to see in 2014 and requirements that employers will be expected to meet beginning in 2014.

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“There are a lot of healthcare issues that employers are focusing on this year and they need to realize that changes are coming to make sure they are addressing those upcoming changes,” said Krieg. “It is important for Triad employers and HR directors to be up to speed on the rules and regulations that they will be required to meet due to healthcare reform and plan their company benefits strategy accordingly.”