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Free health care reform seminar in Truckee kicks off this month

A central feature of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the government’s new health care exchange.

With the open enrollment period for health insurance exchanges less than six months away, many businesses and consumers are starting to ask questions about their new health care options.

The law gives businesses plenty to be confused about — everything from the available benefits options to the different notices that must be distributed.

The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Tahoe Forest Health System in the development of a three-part series over the next several months to help consumers navigate these complex changes and understand what it means for your business, family and our region.

Join us to hear Sara Friend, of The Partners Group, highlight some of the key areas of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Partners Group, one of the largest health, wealth and retirement consulting firms in the region.

Part One of the series takes place Wednesday, May 29, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Attendance is free, although attendees are encouraged to RSVP to ensure seating. Visit www.TruckeeChamber.com to register or call 530-587-8808.

The first seminar will focus on the new rules and regulations impacting employers effective Jan, 1, 2014.

For many businesses, the big question of 2013 is whether it’s more costly to play along with new health care reform mandates or pay the penalty taxes associated with eliminating employer-supported health benefits altogether.

If you have 50 or more employees, one thing is certain — you may have to change the way you do things.

We will explain how the “play or pay” provision of the health care reform works, analyze its impacts, and discuss strategies for employers to consider in order to ensure compliance.

The presentation will demonstrate the implications employers must take into account when establishing their employee benefits strategy for the future based on a variety of employee count models.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.

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Sierra Sun Updated May 8, 2013 05:33PM Published May 8, 2013 03:04PM Copyright 2013 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.