The impact of federal health care reform in 2014 will be the subject of a Pike County Chamber of Commerce seminar next week. The seminar will feature a description of what the new regulations mean for businesses and individuals and how they should prepare and the penalties for noncompliance.
Learn about the pros and cons of government controlled healthcare and some of the new regulations including: each American must have health insurance or pay a penalty, there will be more people added to Medicaid and subsidies for other Americans, insurance companies must change the way they cover Americans, the state and federal governments are creating health insurance “exchanges”, employers will be impacted, learn the effect on kids and the elderly, there will be more taxes and fees, how you get health insurance may change, seeing a doctor could be a challenge - once the reform is in full swing, it is estimated that 30+ million people will be “added to the system”, and the costs will continue to increase.
So depending on your current situation, the Affordable Healthcare Act may have a dramatic impact on your life or it might pass relatively unnoticed but one of the controversial issues with it is that if an individual fails to purchase a government approved insurance plan, a penalty will be assessed to them (probably on your annual tax return).
Our panel of knowledgeable speakers includes Joseph Sileo, Esq. with the firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick and his colleagues Jennifer LaPorta Baker, Esq. and Jennifer Walsh, Esq., Jeff Haudenschield, co-founder of The Benefits Group as well as Rob Unger, CPA from the firm Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, PC.
Since this effects everyone, we are anticipating a “full house” so please call now to reserve your seat at 570-296-8700. It is on Thursday, February 28th at 7:30a.m. at The Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA. Cost is $15.00 for Pike Chamber Members or $20.00 for Non-Members and includes full buffet breakfast.