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Dave Maddock to Participate in Twitter Chat for College Grads

Jun 13

Maddock twitter chat

On June 14 starting at 2 p.m., Benefits Consultant Dave G. Maddock with Maddock & Associates will be a panelist in an upcoming Twitter chat aimed at educating recent young college graduates about their health insurance needs.

The Twitter chat will feature a panel of health insurance experts who will answer questions on @waplanfinder that come in over Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #GetCoveredGrads. The expert panel will discuss the types of plans available to grads and how to get help if they can’t afford coverage.

What Is the Purpose of the Twitter Chat?

The Twitter chat will be hosted by Washington Healthplanfinder (the Washington State health insurance exchange) and the Young Invincibles, a national nonprofit organization whose goal is to give young adults a bigger voice in major national issues, including the healthcare reform debate.

The chat is designed to answer health coverage questions posed by college students, who must enroll in a health insurance plan within 60 days of losing their student health plan. College students who do not enroll within that 60-day special enrollment period will not be able to enroll in a health plan until the next open enrollment period in November for coverage beginning in 2015.

Panelists

  • Dustin Arnette, Policy Analyst, Washington Health Benefit Exchange
  • Christina Postolowski, Health Policy Expert, Young Invincibles
  • Rebecca Bullock, Director of Risk Financing and Student Health Plan Expert, University of Washington.
  • Dave Maddock, Immediate Past President of Washington Association of Health Underwriters

Join Dave Maddock for a PPACA Webinar May 7

May 05

PPACA webinarMaddock & Associates invites you to attend their upcoming webinar on Wednesday, May 7 titled “Final Employer PPACA Reporting Regulations and Brief PPACA Update.” Dave Maddock, Benefits Consultant at Maddock & Associates, will be the speaker during this informative, member-exclusive webinar from 12–1 p.m. PST.

Since space is limited, you are urged to reserve your webinar seat now by registering here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

What Will the Webinar Cover?

This webinar will focus on the final health insurance employer reporting regulations that fall under sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code. These regulations outline the health plan information that employers will be required to report to the federal government annually for enforcement of both the employer and individual responsibility requirements.

Large employers (50+ employees) and insurers must generally begin collecting information beginning January 1, 2015, to report in 2016. These are complicated rules with new wrinkles for employers and insurers alike. This PPACA webinar is designed to educate you on the finer details of these complex regulations.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac-based attendees

Required Mac OS X 10.6 or newer

Mobile Attendees

Required: iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet

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Dave Maddock to Give Health Care Reform Presentation March 26

Mar 13

On Wednesday, March 26, Benefits Consultant Dave Maddock of Maddock & Associates will be delivering a presentation titled “The Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform — What You Need to Know.” The presentation will take place at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash., and will explore the following PPACA issues that are highly relevant to employers and employees:

  • Pay or Play – Learn how penalties are calculated and key information that will help you decide whether or not your firm should offer benefits or pay the penalty.
  • Learn how to make sure your plan meets the minimum actuarial values and is compliant.
  • Insurance Exchanges – Learn how both the individual and small group insurance exchanges (SHOP) work.
  • SHOP Exchanges – Learn why you may or may not want to use these exchanges.

Maddock will also discuss Individual Exchanges, including who will qualify for subsidies and what those subsidies are.

The presentation will dive into how it all fits together and answer the following questions:

  • Can offering a group plan actually hurt your employees?
  • What are the rules around employers helping employees access subsidies through the exchange?
  • When it comes to Association Health Plans, which plans qualify and which ones won’t?

Event Organizer

This event has been organized by BOMA South Puget Sound, a local chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. If you have questions about this event you can contact the Association Office Toll Free 1 (877) 460-5880 or email BOMASPS@AMInc.org.

Cost

$25 – BOMA SPS Members

$45 – Allied Waiting List & Repeat Proprietary Guests

$65 – Non-Wait List Allied Guests, Subject to Limitation

Agenda

11:00 AM – Networking & Registration

11:25 AM – Lunch Served

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Program Presentation

Online Registration

You can register for this event by clicking here.

Benefits Consultant Dave Maddock Weighs in on ACA Challenges

Feb 06

ACA challengesMaddock & Associates Benefits Consultant Dave G. Maddock, RHU, was quoted extensively in a Business Examiner article that explored how group insurance brokers throughout the Puget Sound region were handling the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Take a look at how Maddock and other brokers in the area are navigating the many legislative changes taking place within the ACA as well as the logistical ACA challenges here: http://www.businessexaminer.com/February-2014/ACA-frustrations-persist-for-brokers/

BBB Webinar Series: Health Insurance Reform

Nov 11

Did you miss out on the recent BBB webinar led by benefits consultant Dave Maddock? The webinar is filled with great information for small businesses pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). You can access the full presentation titled “Health Insurance Reform – What You Need to Know to Survive and Succeed” below!