Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce co-sponors healthcare seminar/luncheon Dec. 4

 Nevada Business Group on Health (NVBGH) Helps Employers Navigate ACA Laws December 4, 2013

The Nevada Business Group on Health (NVBGH)—a non-profit dedicated to representing over 60 Northern Nevada employers and their employees in all matters related to providing cost-effective health, health care and health insurance products and services—announces a

“Look into Your Future” Luncheon to help employers determine what to expect from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Also sponsored by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Tahoe Health and Carson Nugget Casino, the luncheon is scheduled for

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Carson Nugget Casino.

Special guest speaker Russ Sullivan, Attorney and Vice President of Health Care Solutions for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM), will present an interactive session that draws upon lessons from Massachusetts’ seven-year health care reform experience. Sullivan will provide insight into how to prepare for the changes ahead.

“The session will focus particularly on the role that carriers, brokers and employers play in developing solutions to the ACA puzzle,” Sullivan says, noting that he and the NVBGH have devoted this session to helping these leaders understand:

• The ACA impact on plan design and wellness initiatives

• Turning Employer Shared Responsibility assessments into a health care strategy

• The hidden impact of the ACA on employers with fewer than 50 employees

“The Affordable Care Act has raised more questions for employers than it has answered,” says Executive Director and CEO Allen Meadows, MHA, FACHE, of the NVBGH. “The delay of the employer mandate, affordability safe harbors, measurement periods, reporting requirements and discrimination testing create uncertainty for employers, brokers and carriers as they plan for 2014 and beyond.”

As the person responsible for developing effective health care, benefits, compensation, and business solutions for AIM’s member and non-member companies, and with over 25 years in human resources for health care and technology companies, Meadows says, “Speaker Russ Sullivan will offer valuable knowledge and experience that Nevada employers can benefit from as they navigate the new healthcare laws.”

The “Look into Your Future” Luncheon, which includes lunch, costs $10 per person at the door and is free for NVBGH Members. Space is limited; to reserve a spot, email or call (775) 882-1565.

For more information about NVBGH, visit, or call (775) 329-8007. For media inquiries, contact Press Agency AR & Co. PR and Marketing at (805) 239-4443 or email

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