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Jeff May

How to Spend Healthcare Dollars Wisely Under Reform 

AICPA Conference Offers Deep Dive on Changes Arising from Affordable Care Act 
Published January 07, 2014

NEW YORK (Jan. 7, 2014) – Healthcare reform may be the subject of ongoing political debate, but that hasn’t stopped changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from significantly altering the employee benefit marketplace. With more provisions phasing in this month, CPAs need a firm grasp of the law's ramifications to help clients and business employers spend healthcare dollars wisely. 

To help firms stay on top of the latest developments, the American Institute of CPAs is offering a Jan. 16 online conference, Healthcare Reform: A Deep Dive into the Affordable Care Act.  It will offer an overview of the legislation, assess the changed landscape for health insurance, and examine the law’s impact on employee benefit administration and reporting requirements, among other topics.  

The conference, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, features four speakers with deep expertise in the healthcare field. Panelists include:

  • Mark Dietrich, CPA, ABV, co-author of “The Financial Professional’s Guide to Healthcare Reform,” who will give an overview of the Affordable Care Act 
  • Brian Marks, a principal at Digital Benefit Advisors, the nation's largest and most technologically advanced employee benefits-only agency, who will speak on health insurance markets
  • Laura Westfall of King & Spalding’s employee benefits & executive compensation practice, who will discuss changes in employee benefit administration and compliance
  • Martie Ross, a healthcare advisory consultant with Pershing Yoakley & Associates, who will speak on restructuring of the healthcare provider community.

Reporters interested in viewing the online conference can contact Jeff May, jmay@aicpa.org, for log-in details. Advance registration is required. For more information, see the conference description page on www.cpa2biz.com.

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