Local businesses seeking answers on how to respond to and comply with the new federal Affordable Health Care act are invited to attend a free seminar next Tuesday at the Bernards Township Library, to be led by an experienced professional in the health care and employee benefits field.
The seminar on "The Affordable Care Act — How Do Businesses Respond?" is being hosted by the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with the Bernards Township Library, at the Bernards Township Library Conference Room B, from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Topics and questions to be addressed include:
Employers: Are you prepared to provide notification to your employees about the existence of the Health Exchange? Do you know if you qualify for tax credits?
Individuals: Do you know if you qualify for subsidy dollars that could significantly drive your current costs down? How will you know which health insurance program is right for you?
These questions and others will be answered by presenter, Jean Angelo, who has been a professional in the health insurance and employee benefits field for more than 20 years. Angelo split half of that time at New Jersey's leading health insurance carrier and the other half serving as an independent general agent, said a release from the Bernards chamber.
Experience on both the carrier side and the brokerage side has allowed Angelo to serve as an effective advocate for New Jersey businesses and their employees in reigning in their Healthcare costs and cutting through Insurance company red tape, noted Al LiCata, executive director of the Bernards regional chamber.
Angelo has been extensively involved in her industry, having served on various advisory boards at N.J. insurance companies and being active in the National Association of Health Underwriters, LiCata added.
He said that Angelo's strengths lie in helping others understand complex insurance concepts, her desire to improve people's current financial situations when it comes to healthcare spending and the satisfaction she gets in solving problems.
Attendees asked to RSVP
Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to the chamber at 908-766-6755 for attendance. "We hope to see you and help businesses better understand this complicated subject," LiCata said.