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New Reference from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Details Health Care Reform Law from Employer’s Point of View

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 29, 2010) – Now there’s a comprehensive guide on the issues affecting employers as they navigate the sea change in how health benefits will be provided in the United States. The Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform is a one-volume resource from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business that explains how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects employers and other sponsors of health benefit plans, provides an overview of the new law as it relates to employers and identifies short-term, medium-term and long-term issues that employers need to address, with commentary on how they might respond to the new law (520 pages, $249). Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research information and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, with products under the CCH and Aspen names (wolterskluwerlb.com).

“There has been much misinformation about what is actually in the law,” said Product Manager Chris Carr. “Employers need to sift through the health care reform maze to identify exactly how the law affects them and any opportunities that the law might present. That’s precisely what the Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform helps them do.”

This essential resource traces the evolution of health care reform, explains basic concepts and key terms, details the immediate changes for employment-based health benefit plans, identifies important cost-savings opportunities for employers, discusses employer and employee mandates and health care exchanges as well as other changes relevant to employers.

About the Authors

Brian M. Pinheiro is the chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Ballard Spahr LLP, and a member of its Health Care and Higher Education Groups as well as its Health Care Reform Initiative. He has represented employers before the IRS, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and has assisted employers in seeking approval under various government-sponsored voluntary correction programs, including the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System. He has also advised clients extensively on health plan compliance with the HIPAA privacy regulations. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, he was a tax law specialist in the Employee Plans Division of the IRS (National Office) in Washington, D.C.

Jean C. Hemphill is the chair of its Health Care Group at Ballard Spahr LLP and a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, CCRC Financing and Workout, Corporate and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense, Nonprofit Organizations and Higher Education Groups. She formed the firm’s HIPAA and Health Care Reform Initiatives, developing teams of experts in multiple disciplines to support clients’ compliance with the new laws. She concentrates her practice in the areas of general corporate, health care, employee benefits and nonprofit law, representing academic medical centers, medical schools, health systems, physician practice groups, social service agencies, managed-care organizations, pension and welfare plans, employers, business groups and other entities involved in health, retirement and social service issues.

Clifford J. Schoneris of counsel in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Ballard Spahr LLP. He concentrates his practice in employee benefits law, including the establishment, operations and termination of qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation and welfare plans. His experience with executive compensation programs and health benefit plans includes the treatment of compensation and benefits in mergers and acquisitions. He is well versed in all fiduciary aspects of plan operation and investment.

Jonathan M. Calpas is an associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Ballard Spahr LLP. He represents for-profit, tax-exempt, church and government employers on matters related to tax-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. He focuses on compliance with the statutory and regulatory rules relating to such plans, including rules arising out of the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and HIPAA. He regularly assists employers with IRS determination letter filings and filings for government-sponsored voluntary correction programs, including the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).

For More Information

For more information or to order the 520-page Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform , visit www.aspenpublishers.com or call 1-800-638-8437. Single copy price is $249.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include health care organizations, law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill. Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company.

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