March 17 Chapter Meeting

  • 17 Mar 2015
  • 7:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Breakfast in Bellevue, Luncheon in Seattle


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What's an Employee (or Retiree) to Choose?

The Interaction of Employer-Provided Health Plans with Marketplace Coverage, COBRA and Medicare

1 CE has been approved by the WAOIC for this program

Health insurance coverage options have become more complex than ever before. New opportunities to purchase health insurance at the Marketplaces require employees and their families to take a more active and informed role in selecting their health coverage, a role for which most Americans are not prepared. Thus, employees, former employees, retirees and their dependents losing or looking for alternatives to employer-sponsored health coverage often first approach the employer who sponsors their group health plan coverage to understand their options under COBRA, the Marketplaces' health insurance coverage and Medicare.

Howard's presentation will include:

  • the key points of the federal guidance that employers need to know to discuss available coverage options with their employees;

  • some of the consequences and practical considerations of each choice;

  • the special and open enrollment rules to follow once a coverage decision has been made.

Speaker: Howard Bye-Torre, Stoel Rives LLP.

Howard D. Bye-Torre is an attorney in the Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP, assisting clients with employee benefits matters relating to health, cafeteria, and other welfare plans.

Howard is a frequent speaker and author on issues such as healthcare reform, HIPAA, same-sex marriage, Medicare Part D, wellness programs, and ERISA.

March 17 Chapter Meeting

Online registration closes March 15.
Register by phone until noon on March 16 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after March 13.
Members must log in to get the member rate.
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Bellevue Breakfast - Daniel's Broiler

Located in the Bank of America building
10500 N.E. 8th, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004

The underground parking garage is shared with the Hyatt.
Once in the garage look for the 'Bank of America' elevators.
Take garage elevator to the Bank of America lobby.
Switch to a building elevator to go to 21st floor.
Building elevators are locked until 7 AM.

7:15-7:30 AM  Sign in
7:30-7:40 AM  Breakfast is served
7:40-8:00 AM  Announcements
8:00-9:00 AM  Program

$30 Members online; $40 at the door
$40 Non-members online; $50 at the door

Seattle Luncheon - Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

11:15 AM-11:30 AM  Registration
11:30 AM-11:45 AM  Lunch is served
11:45 AM-12:00 PM  Announcements
12:00 PM-  1:00 PM  Program

$45 Members online; $60 at the door
$60 Non-members online; $75 at the door

Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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