Keeping You Current
 February 2014 Monthly Newsletter
Hi ,

We're a month into 2014, and true to form, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to morph into a completely different organism from the one originally created. Numerous policy changes and updates have made it that much more important to review our communications.

It is critically important to us that our clients be up-to-date regarding ACA and its impact, and our Master the Maze of Health Care Reform webinar series has been the perfect medium for us to educate you about the most recent health care reform updates. We've reached Part 7 in our series, which will take place on Tuesday, February 18th at 9 AM for groups with fewer than 50 FTEs and 10:30 AM for groups with 50 or more FTEs. You can sign up for the webinars below.

Health care reform is on many people's minds right now, but we have many other events in the pipeline. Benefits Done Right is proud to be a sponsor of the first annual Positive Coaching Alliance of Sacramento Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, March 4th at noon. The luncheon will feature former Major League Baseball player and manager Dusty Baker as its featured speaker. If you haven't already done so, you can purchase your tax-deductible ticket through this link.

In addition to the upcoming webinar and Leadership Luncheon, we've also added the full complement of Silvers HR workshops to our calendar. You will also find the next free quarterly meeting of the Northern California Worksite Wellness Committee (NCWWC) on our calendar. The meeting will take place at Sutter Health on Gateway Oaks Drive in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 5th, so save the date.

As always, it is a pleasure and a privilege to work with you, and you can count on us to keep you current as we sprint into 2014.


Best regards,


Laurie Rood, CEO
MastertheMazeMaster the Maze of Health Care Reform Part 7    
Webinar: Tuesday, February 18th      

Our Master the Maze of Health Care Reform webinar series, presented by CEO Laurie Rood, has provided us a fantastic opportunity to provide clarity on the health care reform roller coaster ride we've all experienced over the past couple years. There have been many new changes and adjustments to the Affordable Care Act since our last webinar as well as a March 31 end date for Covered California open enrollment, so there will be a lot of new information in Part 7 of our series for you to digest.

The webinar for groups with fewer than 50 FTEs (full-time equivalents) will take place Tuesday, February 18th at 9:00 AM; click here to register.

The webinar for groups with 50 or more FTEs will take place Tuesday, February 18th at 10:30 AM; you can register here.

Join us for Part 7 of the Master the Maze of Health Care Reform webinar series and let us keep you up-to-date about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for you, your business, and your family. Register is limited!

Public and Private Exchanges   
What you need to know
Public and private exchanges are the new "buzzwords" for coverage effective in 2014, and they can be complicated to navigate. Private exchanges are designed to sell against public exchanges for small employers and are a draw for large employers to control costs. Click here to read Laurie's latest blog post and learn what you need to know about public and private exchanges.

Are You Ready To Go Green?   
Custom intranet sites available to Benefits Done Right clients
For clients who have not yet taken advantage of the opportunity to join Benefits Done Right in our goal to "go green" in 2014, this is a reminder that customized intranet sites are available for all our clients. These sites are great administrative tools to keep your benefit package in compliance. The sites house SBCs and all ACA and compliance notices in a fully integrated system. Let us know if you are interested and would like more information.

Individual Insurance Marketplace    
Expect delays
Cory Harris in our individual department has been working diligently to ensure our individual clients are all covered in advance of the March 31st open enrollment end date for Covered California. He recently blogged about the delays many have been experiencing with carriers. If you, your employees, or your family need help with Covered California or other individual insurance products, give Cory a call...he'll be happy to help!

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