Health care reform: early adopters share lessons learned

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Session recap

Though companies are moving forward with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, challenges linger, according to a panel of health care executives.

The law will eventually create more transparency around pricing and better consumer decisions, said Bill Shaughnessy, President & COO of eHealth, Inc. Employees who work 30 hours or more on average per week are deemed full time, but calculating that number is tough. The law is based on the 30 hours for which you are entitled to be paid, not the hours actually worked, said Ted Nelson, Vice President of Benefits – The Americas at Hilton Worldwide.

Moderator Anne Phelps of Washington Council Ernst & Young said employers are also struggling with the affordability test based on a worker’s household income. Pablo Brizi, Vice President, Human Resources, Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., said they’re using the leeway the government provides to base it on poverty levels.

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Health care reform: early adopters share lessons learned

 

Moderator

 

Anne Phelps speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Anne Phelps
Principal
Washington Council Ernst & Young


 
Speakers

 

Pablo Brizi speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Pablo Brizi
Group Vice President, Human Resources
Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

 
Ted Nelson speaks at EY Strategic Growth Forum

Ted Nelson
Vice President of Benefits - The Americas
Hilton Worldwide