Cal State San Bernardino will host a health care reform panel designed to help residents understand how the new federal health care reform law will affect them.
The new laws are to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. A special health care reform panel session, comprised of legal experts and representatives from the insurance and medical fields, will be held on Thursday, April 25, at Cal State San Bernardino’s Santos Manuel Student Union.
The CSUSB College of Business and Public Administration and the Business Alliance will host the morning panel session, according to a news release by the university.
Cal State officials say they welcome community members, businesses, faculty, students and staff to participate in the discussion. The new law’s compliance requirements and the effects of the law on individuals and businesses will be discussed.
Panelists will have an open discussion with participants to answer specific questions, organizers said.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. The session is scheduled to at 8 a.m. Tickets are free for students and are $25 for general admission. Faculty and staff pay $10 and Business Alliance members pay $15.
A buffet breakfast will be provided for all attendees, according to organizers.
The panel moderator will be attorney John Wahlin, a partner at Best Best and Krieger, LLP. According to a university bio, “Wahlin is in the firm’s employee benefits practice group, where he advises clients on all aspects of employee benefits. He has extensive experience representing employers on matters such as qualified retirement plans, non-qualified plans of deferred compensation, health and other employee benefit plans.”
The four scheduled panelists are Isabel C. Safie, an attorney at Best Best & Krieger LLP; John Gustafson, area director of large group sales, account management for Kaiser Permanente; Steve Shearer, director of individual and small group sales for Anthem Blue Cross; and Dora Barilla, program director at Loma Linda University School of Public Health.
To purchase tickets, visit http://businessalliance.ticketleap.com/events. For additional information about the event contact Shelly Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 537-5771.