DOL Hosts Health Care Reform Compliance Assistance Webcast for Employers September 17 and 18

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will host a two-day health care reform compliance assistance webcast on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT each day. According to the press release, the webcast “will provide employers, brokers, third-party administrators and others with practical information, helpful tips and clarification on the new law.”

On Sept. 17, Department of Labor staff will discuss the final wellness rules and the Department of the Treasury will discuss the employer shared responsibility provisions. On Sept. 18, the Department of Labor will present information on the Notice to Employees of Coverage Options (a.k.a. “Exchange Notice”) and the full implementation of key market reforms, including the extension of dependent coverage to age 26, lifetime and annual limits, and prohibitions on pre-existing conditions. The Department of Health and Human Services will provide information on the new health insurance marketplace and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

Employers and their service providers can register to participate on Sept. 17 at and on Sept. 18 at