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Butzel Long hosts free webinar on ‘The Affordable Care Act, Eight Years Later – A Reset’ on October 18; Attorneys address key employer questions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in 2010, sought to reduce rampant double-digit medical inflation by making health insurance available and attainable for United States citizens and legal residents. Employer-sponsored group health plans cover millions of employees, and employers have struggled to stay abreast of the ACA requirements impacting those plans.

Butzel Long attorneys Mark W. Jane and Diane M. Soubly will address key questions and the future of the ACA during a free webinar from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 18, 2018. To register, please visit: For more information, call Jon Spencer at (313) 983-6995 or

“Employers large and small have wrestled with the sheer scope of ACA requirements and changes over the past eight years,” notes Jane. “Almost two years into a very different Administration, the ACA landscape has radically changed,” comments Soubly. “Regulatory changes and the many ACA lawsuits filed by states, health care providers, and insurers have created uncertainty and potentially increased costs for employers.”

The webinar will explore such questions as:
• What legal challenges have employers faced as a result of the ACA’s provisions?
• What ACA requirements have changed and what are their likely impacts?
• What must an employer do today?

About the presenters:

• Mark W. Jane, based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practices in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, with a focus on complex issues arising from the sponsorship of group health and welfare plans. Licensed in Michigan and California, Jane has been recognized for his acumen in Employee Benefits as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers USA and as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.

• Diane M. Soubly, also based in Butzel Long’s Ann Arbor office, practices in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits law and litigation and labor and employment law and litigation. Licensed in Michigan and Illinois and a Super Lawyer in both fields, Soubly is a Fellow of both the American College of Employee Benefits Council and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Benefits Council and serves on the editorial board of the American Benefits Law Journal.

About Butzel Long

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