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Ron Walter - Certified ACA Expert / 10.07.2014

(Oak Brook, IL) – Professional Benefit Administrators’ (PBA) CEO, Ronald Walter, CLU, CHfC, became certified through The National Association of Health Underwriters’ (NAHU) new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This continuing education course for insurance industry professionals has been approved in all 50 states.

Ron completed this 10-hour course to receive the most up-to-date information on the key technical components of PPACA and this knowledge is a valuable asset to PBA as a whole as they counsel their clients on upcoming required healthcare changes and new options for health plans.

"By taking this course, Mr. Walter has joined an elite group who are uniquely qualified to assist clients in complying with the new law," said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. "He understands how the market is likely to change over the next few years, and is in the perfect position to advise clients and brokers in planning for the future."

Topics of study include:

  • Implementing healthcare reform—overview and politics
  • Grandfathered plans and the small-business tax credit
  • Medicare Part D and non-discrimination rules
  • Patient protection and changes to consumer-directed health plans
  • Medical loss ratio requirements and tax implications
  • W-2 reporting, summary of benefits, waiting periods, essential benefits and community rating
  • Individual mandate, pre-existing conditions and rating reform
  • Health insurance exchanges for individuals and small employers
  • Employer pay or play
  • Self-insured plans

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans.

PBA is a privately owned Third Party Administrator (TPA) located in Oak Brook, IL. With 30+ years of experience working with self-insured health plans, PBA is committed to continually bringing new ideas and innovative concepts to its clients and providing its self-insured employer groups, brokers and plan members the information needed to proactively manage their healthcare costs. Because the world of benefits and compliance is rapidly changing, PBA helps its clients navigate the changes and deliver value without compromising benefits.

For more information, please call or email Diane Geiger, Director of Sales Support for PBA, at 630-286-4673.