One thing sure in new health law: paperwork

Wichita EagleAugust 20, 2010 

Much of the new health care law remains a moving target, with regulations yet to be written, but one thing is certain:

Employers will have more paperwork to deal with, attorneys from Foulston Siefkin said at a workshop earlier this week.

Many of the 70 human resources and benefits representatives at the workshop were like Lee Meyer, human resources manager for Child Start: She said the session was the fifth she's been to this year as she tries to figure out what the changes will mean.

"I'm signing up for all of them," she said.

Changes begin going into effect in not much more than a month, but the details even for some of them haven't been finalized, attorney Jay Rector said.

Though politicians promised "you can keep what you have," it will be difficult for most employers to keep grandfathered status, and the benefits that come with it, for their health plans, Rector said.

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