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The Affordable Care Act and Your Business: What to Know and Do As Reforms are Implemented
Signed in to law in March of 2010, the Affordable Care Act stands as one of the most significant attempts at reforming our nation’s health care system. Nearly four years later, key provisions of the law are set to go into effect, many of which directly impact both businesses and individuals. The second event in the 2013-2014 Health Care Forum Series will discuss impending deadlines, announced delays, and requirements businesses are obligated to meet as a part of the Affordable Care Act, among other issues, in an effort to educate Chamber members on how they should be preparing as implementation of health care reforms continue.
Thursday, Oct. 17
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Tulsa Regional Chamber
1 W. Third St.
Saint Francis Health System Room
Join Debbie Blackwell, Partner and Attorney at Conner and Winters, and Jim Consedine, President of Benefit Plan Strategies/UBA, for this educational forum on the Affordable Care Act and how your business should be preparing for the ACA's continued implementation.
Cost to attend is free for members.
Debbie L. Blackwell
Debbie Blackwell is a partner with Conner & Winters, LLP, and advises clients in the area of employee benefits law. She advises clients on the full range of employee benefits issues and plans, including fiduciary counseling, retirement plan design and plan compliance correction. Much of her practice is focused on health and welfare plan matters, such as the integration of wellness initiatives into group health plans and the implementation of health reform.
Ms. Blackwell’s background as a group insurance broker and underwriter enables her to assist with practical as well as legal issues that arise with group insurance policies and third party administration agreements. Her previous experience as Assistant General Counsel for Human Resources with a major energy firm gives her insight into employment law compliance issues as well as employee benefit matters.
James F. Consedine
James F. Consedine received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont and Masters of Public Health in health care administration from Yale University. Mr. Consedine has been in the insurance and employee benefits industry since 1985, and also served as an ER paramedic for six years while attending college and graduate school.
When & Where
Tulsa Regional Chamber
The Tulsa Regional Chamber hosts a variety of forums to share information on a variety of subjects that affect economic development. Many forums are free and most are held at the Tulsa Chamber offices. Subjects include education, HR, health care, small business and more. Not all event RSVPs are tracked using Eventbrite; for a full list of Chamber events click here.
Education is the key to ensuring a strong workforce which is why the Tulsa Regional Chamber is dedicated to continually improving education for our students.
Each year we host a minimum of six free education forums on varying subjects. Subjects from the 2012-2013 year included:
State Income Tax: Impact on Education
Partners In Education* Forum: Project School house & Bond Issues
- Any Given Child: Equitable arts in TPS schools
Partners In Education* Forum: School Security & Safety
Education Summit: Stand For Children
Program Management For Youth
For more information about the education programs at the Tulsa Regional Chamber contact education manager, Kuma Browne, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918.560.0218.
*Partners In Education is a partnership program between Tulsa Public Schools and the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Hundreds of Tulsa companies and organizations partner with TPS sites to offer valuable benefits to Tulsa students. Partnerships can benefit from volunteers in the classroom (reading buddies, testing monitors and lunch buddies) as well as donations such as uniforms, school supplies, snacks and financial donations.
HEALTH CARE FORUMS
ealth Care Forums cover a wide variety of subjects but mainly involve health care advocacy, legislation and information that affects small business owners. Topics covered in the past include:
- Insure Oklahoma
- The Power of Primary Care, CPCi
- One Million Hearts Campaign: My HealthAccess
- Silver Tsunami
- Physician Shortage
- The Leavitt Report
SMALL BUSINESS FORUMS
The Tulsa Regional Chamber offers a monthly forum series geared toward educating area small business owners on a diverse collection of topics, ranging from important tax issues to disaster preparedness and more.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber Small Business Forums feature experts from throughout the community, offering practical advice on matters of great importance to our region’s business.