HighRoads Announces Its Silver Sponsorship and Panel Presentation at National Healthcare Reform C

Panel Discussion on Communicating Healthcare Reform Changes to Employees in a Compliant, Efficient and Cost-Effective Way.
By: Maureen Ross Healthcare Reform Conference
Aug. 17, 2010 - PRLog -- BOSTON (August 18, 2010) — HighRoads an industry leader in employer health care database and benefits management, today announced its participation as a silver sponsor and panel presenter at the 3rd Annual Employer Healthcare Congress and the 1st National Healthcare Reform Conference in Los Angeles, on September 20-22, 2010.
The National Healthcare Reform Conference™ will focus on providing detailed analysis of how healthcare reform  affects the U.S. and all the major players:  insurance companies, employers, health insurance agents and healthcare providers.  The healthcare reform conference’s main focus will be to provide the detailed answers and solutions organizations need to respond to reform changes.

“Since the passage of Healthcare Reform companies large and small are not only faced with the burden of making changes to their existing plans but they are also forced to communicate the new regulations to their employees in a timely manner or face penalties or lawsuits,” said Kim Buckey, Practice Lead, HighRoads. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at the National Healthcare Reform Conference to discuss solutions and ways in which clients are currently developing employee communications like Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD) for employer’s benefits as they work to integrate the new language.”

If these changes – communicated via SPDs — are not distributed to employees by the first day of the first plan year starting September 23, 2010, penalties will be issued.  President Obama recently increased the Department of Labor (DOL) funding to strengthen enforcement of labor standards, including workplace safety and benefit security, thus putting more staffing power behind enforcement of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance and other regulations. Should the DOL investigate an employee complaint or lawsuit and the SPD is missing or inadequate, the employer could be liable for legal fees and denied benefits. And, if one or more participants ask for an SPD and don’t receive it within 30 days, the DOL may assess penalties of $110 a day/ for each of those participants.

About HighRoads
The world’s largest employers choose HighRoads to gain complete control over their health care costs and compliance.  With HighRoads’ service, employers have online access to benefits plan information and pricing, competitive benefits benchmarks, and complete benefits supply chain management.  The privately-held company is headquartered in Woburn, MA. For more information, visit www.HighRoads.com.

Prescheduled Networking Meetings
Throughout the National Healthcare Reform Conference™, there will be up to 3,000 private one-on-one prescheduled networking meetings through the healthcare reform proprietary networking software. Prior to attending, attendees will be able to go online and see who else is attending and then request meetings.  Upon acceptance of the other person the software will then schedule the networking meeting. There will be dedicated networking rooms.  Attendees can pre-schedule up to 24 private one-on-one networking meetings during the conference.

About The National Healthcare Reform Conference™
This year the conference has allocated a budget to cover the expenses for up to 200 employers to attend the conference.  This year’s conference should have the largest amount of employers out of any US healthcare conference.

The National Healthcare Reform Conference™ is committed to bringing in the leading expert speakers from the US Government, Insurance Companies, Employers, and Leading Legal Experts to explain what healthcare reform really means.  Whether you are for Healthcare Reform or against it, the reality is, it’s now enacted, and you need to know how it affects your business, and how to comply with it.  The National Healthcare Reform Conference™ will be a fast paced advanced educational and networking event focused on providing you with the answers and solutions.

The National Healthcare Reform Conference Contact”
Maureen Ross
HighRoads Company Contact:
Petra Marino
(781) 503-4031

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1st National Healthcare Reform Conference™, (http://www.healthcarereformconference.com) that takes place September 20-22, 2010 in Los Angeles, and is the first National Healthcare Reform Conference™ to take place in the US.
Source:Maureen Ross Healthcare Reform Conference
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