US Labor Department to host Affordable Care Act webcast Oct. 24
Interactive program to help workers and families understand law’s protections
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will host a webcast Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2-3 p.m. EDT to help workers and families understand how the Affordable Care Act will impact their health insurance coverage. Assistant Secretary of Labor Phyllis C. Borzi will make opening remarks.
“The Affordable Care Act: Important New Protections for You and Your Family” will explain the numerous protections within the law that help improve coverage, including some that already are in effect, such as children being able to stay on a parent’s health insurance plan up to age 26, and others that will be implemented soon.
The information shared will be valuable to workers of all ages, from those who are just starting out in a career to those who are nearing retirement. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions throughout the webcast. Registration must be completed at http://mp163422.cdn.mediaplatform.com/163422/wc/mp/4000/15208/15211/19403/Lobby/default.htm?ref=ProductionTeamEmail, where the webcast also will take place.
This webcast will take place during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Effective in 2010 under the Affordable Care Act, all new health plans must cover preventive services such as mammograms without charging a deductible, copay or coinsurance. For more information about the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer, visit the Federal Occupational Health website at http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/october.html. Additional information about the Affordable Care Act is available on the Labor Department’s website at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform.