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GINA/Michelle's Law/ADA Changes - What Employee Benefits Lawyers Need to Know

SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Taxation, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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A 90-minute TeleConference/Live Audio Webcast

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT 

The Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) was signed into law on May 21, 2008, and, Michelle’s Law on Oct. 9, 2008.  Each of these new laws amends the HIPAA non-discrimination provisions of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and the Public Health Service Act.  In addition, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 was signed into law on September 25, 2008, and these changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act may have implications for health plans. Our panel of experts will discuss these important new laws.


·         What does GINA do?  What uses of genetic information are now prohibited?

·         What does Michelle’s Law do?  What medical leaves will require continuation of student dependent health plan coverage?

·         Who is a disabled individual under the new ADA provisions?

·         Will ADA changes impact health plan provisions or operations?

·        How will GINA affect the design and operation of wellness plans?

Moderator: Roberta Casper Watson, Trenam Kemker, Tampa, FL

Panelists:  Russell E. Weinheimer, Senior Counsel, Office of Associate Chief Jounsel, Internal Revenue Service, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, Washington, DC;    Alden J. Bianchi, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC, Boston, MA;    Mark L. Stember, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Washington, DC

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