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    Healthcare Update with Jim Casadaban

    Date: July 18, 2013, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Jim Casadaban, MBA
    NEW LOCATION! - Boudreaux's 2647 Government St., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
    Free for Members (Fee for Guests)
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Employers now less than a year to prepare themselves and their workforces for the arrival of the core of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer medical coverage or pay a penalty. Although this might seem like ample time, the decision isn’t an easy one, and it’s fraught with financial, legal and competitive implications. 

    Some employers assert that the play-or-pay mandate will raise their costs and force them to make workforce cutbacks. As a result, a number are considering eliminating their health care coverage altogether and instead paying the penalty on their full-time employees. While the “pay” option might be worth considering, there are strong reasons why employers should look carefully at all of their options and do their best to calculate the actual outcomes of each.

    About the Speaker:  Graduating from UNO in 1983 Jim started his career at Hotel Dieu Hospital where he eventually became the Director of Human Resources and served on the Administrative Team. Jim also worked for 10 years at SmithKline Beecham/Quest Diagnostics as the HR Director for both Houston and New Orleans operations, and then as the District Sales Manager for Louisiana and Mississippi. Jim earned his MBA from Loyola University and is a past President of the Greater New Orleans Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators. He is an active member of the local SHRM Chapter and currently serves on the Board as Treasurer.  Jim is an Employee Benefits Specialist for HUB International, the largest private benefit consulting and risk management firm in the US.  His health and employee benefits expertise combined with his many years of practical experience allows Jim to provide valuable insight and guidance to hundreds of businesses in the Gulf Coast region.