Healthcare Reform

HUB International Midwest Limited understands and can help you to evaluate the impact the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Healthcare Reform) will have on your group health plans. Healthcare Reform will have a significant impact on the marketplace over the next few years. As such, it will lead to new regulations, rules, products and trends. HUB can advise you on key updates, changes and potential gaps in your organization's compliance.

Expertise

HUB International Midwest Limited advises our clients on all key Healthcare Reform components. We provide timely and accurate updates on legislative and regulatory issues so that you can respond quickly and remain compliant. As a HUB client, you will be kept well-informed on benefit plan design and administration at state, regional and national level.

Specialists

At HUB International Midwest Limited, our compliance team is headed by highly knowledgeable in-house attorneys to ensure the highest level of compliance and legal support for our clients. Our team's expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Cobra
  • HIPAA
  • Medicare
  • DOL
  • ERISA
  • Cafeteria Plans (Section 125)

Tools and Resources

HUB International Limited Midwest offers your company tools to best analyze your compliance with The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, Healthcare Reform).

HUB NavigatorTM

One of those comprehensive tools unique for our clients is the access to HUB NavigatorTM.

HUB NavigatorTM can provide key insights for your organization, such as:

  • Comparison of your plan to the new federal standards for acceptable coverage
  • Comparison of your payroll deductions to the new benchmarks established by Healthcare Reform
  • New opportunities for adjustment to your plans provided by the Public Health Insurance Exchange
  • How future changes may affect your company's ability to compete for top talent based upon your current benefit program.

The HUB Navigator points the way to an employer-specific three-year plan that can lower your benefit costs by 12 - 27%*

*Based upon the average results of 1,000 companies who have developed benefit plans using HUB Navigator.

Online Resource Center

HUB International Midwest Limited is committed to keeping our clients updated on new developments.  Our easy-to-understand bulletins and webinars summarize health care reform legislative information and provisions. HUB's attorneys also provide on-task actionable analysis through timelines, plan amendments, employee communications, seminars, and client-specific compliance reviews.

Access our online resource center: www.hubhealthreform.com to view a complete library of guidance on Health Care Reform, available 24/7. The website allows you to access the latest updates and information whenever you need it.



Frances K. Horn, J.D., PHR

 

Chief Compliance Officer, Central Region

Frances Horn provides compliance and consulting services for the Central Region of HUB International regarding health plans and other employee benefits. Her areas of expertise include health care reform, ERISA, COBRA, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employment issues, cafeteria plans, and compliance with Internal Revenue Code requirements for favorable tax treatment of benefits. Ms. Horn assists clients through education and guidance on strategic and compliance issues for employee benefits and related human resource programs. She is a frequent speaker for not only local offices, but state and national groups and associations. Prior to joining HUB, Ms. Horn was with Willis North America as the Atlantic Region Subject Matter Expert as part of their National Legal and Research Group (NLRG). She also served as the operations manager for NLRG. Previously, Ms. Horn held several positions in the Human Resource Management as the executive level as an HR Generalist.

Education

  • Degree in HR Management from Geneva College
  • J.D., Duquesne University

Certifications/Specializations

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)