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John Barlament to Present on ACA at 22nd Annual Health Benefits Conference & Expo

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that John L. Barlament, a partner in the firm's Milwaukee office, will present on the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") at the 22nd Annual National Health Benefits Conference & Expo ("HBCE") on Wednesday, January 30 in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

This year's conference, "The Biggest Challenge Remains: Addressing the Most Intractable Cost Problem Facing American Employers," will discuss the biggest challenge for American employers; finding sustainable strategies to provide health benefits for their employees. This intractable American challenge has been around for a long time and becomes more exacerbated as economic globalization inexorably goes forward. This conference will offer guidance on the ACA, cutting-edge employer case studies, and advanced health cost control strategies. Barlament's presentation is entitled, "The (ACA) Affordable Care Act's Top Legal Issues for Employers in 2013: Pay or Play and Beyond."

Barlament is a partner in the firm's Employee Benefits Group. He represents employers, third party administrators, brokers and benefit consultants in all aspects of employee benefits law. Barlament has extensive experience in a broad range of issues, including: health care reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) compliance and strategy; executive compensation issues; assisting both pension and welfare multi-employer plans in all their legal needs; merging and terminating plans; addressing the legal issues with controlling health care costs (such as wellness plan issues); COBRA; consumer-driven health plans (including HRAs and HSAs); HIPAA, including the Privacy Rules and Security Rules; and Medicare Part D issues. He is recognized as a national speaker on these issues and is a contributing author on two of the country's leading manuals in these areas (EBIA's Consumer-Driven Health Care and EBIA's HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security).

Most recently, Barlament was featured in several publications including The Wall Street Journal BlogBizTimes and the Milwaukee Business Journal. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from St. Norbert College.

To view the conference brochure, please click here.

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