The CIP Group Human Resources Webinar Series

Health Reform - Can We Live With/Without It?

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11:00AM – Noon EDT


Guest Presenter


Richard Szczebak, Esq.


Republican members of the House went zero for four between June and September in their attempt to pass Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal/replace/delay legislation.  This after House Republicans barely passed a version of repeal and replace in May by a 4 vote margin.


In the meantime, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed fiscal 2018 budget legislation containing $400 million in new assessments on MA employers to fortify the financially strapped MassHealth program, which is facing a $600 million deficit.  This was accomplished through the expansion of the current Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC), beginning January 1, 2018.  Proposed Division of Unemployment Assistance regulations on the expanded EMAC provisions should be released soon.  On the federal health reform front, the President is encouraging federal regulators via executive action to do what they can to increase healthcare choice and competition.  He is also trying to force Congress to pass bi-partisan measures to fix the ACA in the short term.


Join us on November 8, 2017 for a one hour live webinar examining the new Mass EMAC fee and the latest developments in federal health care affecting employer-sponsored group health plans as of the date of this webinar.

Guest Presenter: Richard Szczebak, Esq.

Richard A. Szczebak, Parker Brown & Macaulay, P.C., has more than 25 years of experience as an ERISA employee benefits lawyer and consultant.  He concentrates his practice exclusively in employee benefit matters and on compliance with state and federal health care reform.  Rick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Marquette University Law School.

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