Health Care Reform Update

Internal Appeals, Grandfathered Plans, and More

For one registration fee ($279), you and your co-workers can gather in one room to attend the web seminar together via a single web connection.

While many important health care reform requirements are already in effect, applicable compliance guidance and even some changes in the basic rules continue to emerge. These include recent guidance for grandfathered plans and changes in the grace periods for internal claims and appeals rules, plus slightly earlier guidance on annual limit restrictions and other rules. Whether you sponsor, advise, or provide administrative services for employer health plans, this 90-minute web seminar will help you put the new guidance in context.

Originally presented on May 26, 2011.

Seminar Level

Intermediate Difficulty

Topics Covered

Here’s some of what was covered (please note that the recent guidance on Form W-2 was covered in a separate web seminar on May 19):

  • What internal claims and appeal rules have been extended further, how do the extensions apply differently for non-calendar-year plans, and which requirements must be followed now?
  • What other compliance deadlines have been extended or deferred, including nondiscrimination rules for insured plans and automatic enrollment requirements?
  • What additional plan design changes have been added to those permitted under the grandfathered plan rules?
  • Of the many recent agency FAQs, which are the most important (including those addressing dependent coverage of children until age 26 and preventive care benefits)?
  • What’s the impact of the recent repeal of free choice vouchers?
  • Other developments, if issued in advance of the seminar date, will also be included (such as expected guidance on the four-page summary and automatic enrollment requirements).


Speaker: John R. Hickman. Mr. Hickman is an attorney and partner in charge of the health benefits practice with Alston & Bird in Atlanta and a Contributing Author of EBIA’s Health Care Reform, Cafeteria Plans, and Consumer-Driven Health Care manuals.

Handouts: A handout of the seminar slides and other information is provided through download.

Viewing Details

  • Accessing the recorded web seminar: After you purchase a recorded web seminar, you will receive an email with access information. You and your co-workers (not clients or others, please) may then view the recording as many times as you wish for 60 days. An Internet connection is required to view the recording; it can be stopped and started as needed and has a table of contents for easy navigation.
  • Recordings are accurate as of the date presented: Our recordings are accurate as of the presentation date of the live seminar. We supplement handout materials with articles from the EBIA Weekly covering significant later developments. You must check the table of contents at your access link for updates before viewing a recorded seminar.
  • Please respect our copyright: Do not record the web seminar. Share the access link and materials only with those employed by your company (not clients or others, please). For details on our copyright policy, please visit our Copyright page.

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