Health Care Reform Lunch Seminar October 1, 2014

Health Care Reform Lunch Seminar, October 1, 2014

The Affordable Care Act continues to keep employers on their feet with new regulations and requirements. On October 1st, we discussed important questions in regards to the next step of the Health Care Reform:

  • Am I in the game for 2015 as a large Group Health Plan?
  • Will I have the ability to delay until the plan anniversary date rather than 1/1/15?
  • Extension to 2016 for employers in the 50 to 99 range.
  • Getting ready for employer reporting in 2016.

Our speakers were Richard Szczebak, an employee benefit expert, and Michael Caljouw, who provided the latest government updates.

Health Care Reform Update – ACA Compliance: On the Door Step to 2015 (Download Richard’s presentation)

Massachusetts Health Care 2014 Government Landscape
(Download Michael’s presentation)


Featured Guest Speakers:

Richard A. Szczebak

ERISA employee benefits lawyer and consultant
Parker Brown Macaulay & Sheerin

Picture Richard Szczebak

Richard A. Szczebak has more than 25 years of experience as an ERISA employee benefits lawyer and consultant. Rick is Of Counsel to Parker, Brown, Macaulay & Sheerin in Boston, Massachusetts, where he concentrates his practice exclusively in employee benefit matters. He advises clients regularly on the design, administration and taxation of group health and welfare benefit plans, fringe benefit plans, and on compliance with state and federal health care reform. He has helped employers – large and small – implement employee benefit plans and solve issues related to those plans.


Michael Caljouw

Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts


Michael Caljouw directs the leading Massachusetts-based health plan’s activities in a wide range of policy, legislative and regulatory issues including major health care reform matters in Massachusetts. Prior to joining Blue Cross, he was Senior Counsel at a national law firm, Holland & Knight, within their Boston office. In this capacity, Mr. Caljouw represented national and local clients in the administrative law, regulatory compliance, licensing and insurance law fields.