What Every Small Business Owner & Self-Employed
Individual Must Know About the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, November 14 | 7:30am – 10am
Hilton New York Midtown – 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
The Affordable Care Act will change how business owners manage benefits to their employees. Is your business ready? Join us at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan on November 14th for this timely and informative business breakfast. Network with other business owners, get direct answers from our panel of experts, and make sure you have all the information you need to deal with the healthcare reform. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
- Separating the Facts from the Myths
- 2014 Health Care Reform Requirements
- What you should do now to prepare for 2014 and beyond
- How to minimize costs and maximize benefits for employees
Because we know this information is so important to your business, the event is FREE but you must pre-register.
Tickets are FREE, but we require everyone to RSVP for the event.
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Mr. Walsh was appointed Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) by Mayor Bloomberg in January 2002.
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Panel of Experts
Laurel Pickering. MPH
President & CEO of Northeast Business Group on Health
Laurel Pickering is President & CEO of Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), a 200 member business coalition representing over 1 million covered lives, committed to market-based health care reform, quality improvement and value-based purchasing. NEBGH also provides the employer’s perspective on current health care issues to legislators and healthcare organizations. During her tenure at NEBGH, Ms Pickering has focused on mobilizing the business community to drive improvement in healthcare, providing access to health insurance for small businesses by creating a health insurance exchange and organizing health plans to work together to improve quality. Ms. Pickering is Chair of the Board of Directors of the NEBGH subsidiary, HealthPass, a health insurance exchange for small businesses.
She was selected as one of New York’s rising stars by Crain’s and featured in the 2007 40 Under 40 issue.
Owner of Mas (farmhouse) and Mas (la grillade)
Eric Blinderman is the founder and owner of the critically acclaimed French-American restaurant Mas (farmhouse), and Mas (la grillade) located in Greenwich Village. He also serves as a member volunteer on the Small Business Network Council, offering entrepreneurial expertise to help identify and address the biggest issues facing small businesses today. Eric served from March of 2004 until December of 2006 in Iraq. During that period, he was Chief Legal Counsel and Associate Deputy to the Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office.
In addition to his two restaurants and service to the military, Mr. Blinderman is the International Litigation Counsel for Proskauer.
Jaime R. Torres
Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
As the HHS Regional Director, Dr. Torres serves as the Region II representative of Secretary Sebelius and helps coordinate the implementation of departmental policies and initiatives in Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey. He plays a vital role in HHS’ effort to effectively implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Previously, Dr. Torres was Associate Director of Consultative Services at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital, part of New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation – the nation’s largest public hospital system. He is also the founder and past president of Latinos for National Health Insurance, a national coalition working for equality in healthcare.