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Health Care and Local Government

Location:

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, Wausau, WI

Presenters: Mary Ellen Schill

Presentation

Update on Challenges to Wisconsin Act 10
Attorneys commented on current issues surrounding the Dane County Circuit Court decision.

Health Care Reform: What are the Next Steps for Local Government?
This program will discuss the next steps for local government units now that the Supreme Court has upheld the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While there are still questions about the future of healthcare reform, local governments have to be prepared to comply with the many requirements of the Act. The presenters will discuss the next steps under the healthcare reform requirements and how they may impact the employment setting and future discussions with public sector employee groups.

Wellness Programs: Are They the Next Savior for Controlling Health Insurance Costs in Your Municipality?
Many private and public sector companies are implementing wellness programs as the next step in addressing the high costs of health insurance and its impact on municipal budgets. This panel would discuss the legal and practical considerations when implementing a wellness program for all employees. Presenters will discuss the different types of programs that can be implemented, the costs of implementation and the legal pitfalls that arise under the healthcare reform law and other applicable federal and state laws.

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