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The New Model:

About our Healthcare Reform Initiative

The healthcare reform work of the Westchester County Association is carried out by our WCA Healthcare Consortium, which is currently developing a new model to deliver high-quality, cost effective healthcare to residents of Westchester County and the region.

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Healthcare Reform

  • ACA Expert to Westchester County Employers: Plan Now to Avoid ‘Cadillac Tax’ in 2018

  • APR 04, 2014 | BIZ TIPS, HEALTHCARE REFORM, US GOV'T | 0 COMMENTS

  • Many Westchester businesses are focused on the upcoming healthcare employer mandate—that is, beginning next year, large employers must offer affordable health insurance to full-time employees and their dependents or be subject to penalties. (This applies to employers with 50 or more full-time employees and will be phased in over two years, depending on employer size). What employers also need to focus on—though it won’t take effect until 2018—is the excise tax, also known as the “Cadillac Tax.” The tax applies to what the government considers “high-cost” employer health-benefit plans — for most workers, more than $10,200 annually for individuals and $27,500 for families. Employers will have to pay 40 cents of tax for every dollar of health-care costs that exceed those amounts.

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  • WCA Launches "Business Intel" Series With Healthcare Reform 2.0

  • MAR 26, 2014 | BIZ TIPS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE REFORM, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | 0 COMMENTS

  • The Westchester County Association today announced the launch of a new event series designed to give the Westchester business community the chance to learn from some of the region’s most knowledgeable, influential, and strategic thinkers. Through an array of events for members and the business community at-large, Business Intel will feature hot topics, trends, and tips (“business intel”) from leaders in healthcare, finance, real estate, technology, and more. First up is “Healthcare Reform 2.0,” a breakfast for employers and employees on April 3 featuring Kevin Smith, Northeast Exchange Solutions Leader with Mercer, offering strategies and guidance on evolving healthcare insurance models...

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