Employers should be on alert: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA), which amended The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), is the most significant regulatory challenge for employers since the 2009 enaction of the Affordable Care Act. One rarely discussed requirement: Employers and other purchasers must now take responsibility for health benefits that are cost-effective, high quality, and meet mental health parity and pharmacy benefit requirements. In the past few months, several prominent lawsuits have been filed, and on February 23, 2023, the Department of Labor issued key long-awaited new guidance that sets the stage for new enforcement.
What: Register for the webinar for early access to the new white paper, “The CAA and Health Care Quality,” coauthored by experts in ERISA law, fiduciaries and health policy. The experts will dissect new requirements and provide guidance on how ERISA employers can comply to drive quality health care.
Why: This webinar and white paper offers suggestions on one of the most overlooked but critical aspects of the new law: addressing quality of health care.
Who: Co-authors of the white paper and top labor attorneys, ERISA experts, and quality group leaders will host the discussion:
- ERISA experts:
- Karen Handorf, Senior Counsel, Berger Montague,
- Julie S. Selesnick, Senior Counsel, Berger Montague
- Fiduciary expert:
- Jamie Greenleaf, Co-Founder One Vision
- Quality expert:
- Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group
When: July 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
How: Register to view the white paper prior to its official release and join the authors for a discussion via the Zoom registration link: https://leapfroggroup.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i_6cE47NSwWXRUxy1M574Q#/registration
Contact: For media inquires, please contact CURA Strategies at firstname.lastname@example.org.