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GHCC to host health care reform update Aug. 12

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GAINESVILLE - It seems there's something new regarding the new health care law every week, either from the White House or the courts.

To keep the community up to date on the latest information and with the next open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace starting in November, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another in its periodic updates on the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Speakers will provide the latest regulations and navigate through the legislation to help employers develop an action plan for their companies. The meeting will be Tuesday, August 12 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 at the Brenau Downtown Center (formerly the Georgia Mountains Center).


“Healthcare Reform – What You Need to Know”

Speaker: Brett Fowler, Vice President & Partner, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance

Fowler will cover 2014-2015 individual requirements, enrollment procedures and purchasing options, along with a Health Insurance Marketplace review and affordable insurance strategies.

“PPACA: Impact of Providing Health Insurance to Employees”

Speaker: Rich Sanders, Attorney, The Sanders Law Firm and Adjunct Faculty Member, Emory University

Sanders, named a “Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law” in 2013, will give an overview of minimum value and affordability along with employer responsibilities, penalties and key Play or Pay rules for 2015. He will review Non Discrimination Rules and Safe Harbors for Employers.

“Employer Wellness Strategies”

Speaker: Will Clower, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Mediterranean Wellness

Dr. Clower has worked with companies worldwide to improve employee health by incorporating the Mediterranean lifestyle and has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, and ABCNews, and in USA Today, New York Times and Readers Digest. He will address how wellness hits at the heart of medical cost inflation and how to implement strategies to improve employee overall wellness, leading to increased productivity.

“Employer Compliance Requirements – Top 5 Compliance Issues”

Speaker: Rob Fowler, Executive Vice President & Partner, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance

Specializing in employee benefits coverage, insurance executive Fowler will cover the top five compliance issues facing businesses.

“Population Health Management”


Steve McNeilly, Director of Health Partners, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Philip Marler, M.D., The Longstreet Clinic , P.C.

Antonio Rios, M.D., Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Steve McNeilly will define Population Health Management and explain the benefits of the integration of hospital/physician care to create efficiencies, improve care, and lower cost for employers. Area physicians will demonstrate how technology currently in place is being used by local doctors to help control costs for chronic patients. Discussion will highlight the benefits of a patient-centered medical home model for care delivery and how it benefits employees.

“IRS Requirements”

Speaker: Perry Barnett CPA & Partner, Rushton & Company

As partner responsible for Business Services at Rushton & Company, Barnett will cover penalties and issues facing employers seeking to shift employees to the Exchange. He will also cover IRS 6055 and 6056 reporting requirements.

The moderator for the Healthcare Reform Seminar is Dr. David Miller, Associate Professor and Lead Faculty MBA program in Healthcare Management at Brenau University. The event is sponsored by theGreater Hall Chamber/VISION 2030, Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance, Northeast Georgia Health System, Brenau University, Rushton & Company, and the Georgia Chamber.

The cost to attend is $15 Chamber Members; $20 Non-Members. Includes light breakfast. Open to the Public. Reservations Required. For information or reservations, contact Amanda Lewis, 770-532-6206.

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