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Health Care Reform Impact Subject of Webinar

ECFA to Hold Internet Session for Churches

Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcommunications.com

WINCHESTER, Va., June 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Recent reform will bring sweeping changes in health care across the United States. The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has slated a live, hour-long June 10 webinar in which leading experts will address separately how these moves will affect churches.

Registration is open for the 1 p.m. EDT webinar, "Impact of Health Care Reform: What it means for Churches," which will address:

    • changes in coverage, taxes

    • reporting requirements

    • new terms, such as "minimum essential coverage"

    • impact on employers with less than 50 employees

    • differences for insurers

"New health care laws will impact churches as employers," said ECFA President Dan Busby. "The ECFA health care reform webinar will assist churches in understanding and preparing for changes soon to come." Among learning objectives for the webinars are distinguishing between new health coverage options and previous plans and new government-mandated reporting requirements.

Attorney Danny Miller will present the June 10 webinar designed for churches. Miller has practiced in the employee benefits area since 1974, advising church denominational benefit plans and programs, large independent churches and religious nonprofits on employee benefit issues. A lecturer on employee benefits issues for church and other nonprofit employers, Miller organized and moderated the first Church Plan Workshop in 1997. He co-authored the church plan chapter in Panel Publishers' "The 403(b) Answer Book."

Registration fees are waived for ECFA members and are $39 for non-members. A recording of the webinars will be available through the ECFA website after each webinar at no cost for ECFA members and $39 for nonmembers.

For more information on these webinars and to register, visit www.ecfa.org.

Other scheduled ECFA webinars for 2010 include: "Redefining How We Raise Resources," which will be presented July 15 by R. Scott Rodin and Gary G. Hoag, authors of the coming release "The Sower"; "CEO Selection, Transition and Development," to be presented Aug. 26 by David L. McKenna, former president of Seattle Pacific University and Asbury Theological Seminary; and "Capitol Hill Update," to be led Oct. 20 by ECFA President Busby and ECFA Senior Vice President Wes Willmer.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA standards pertaining to financial accountability, fund-raising and board governance. For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit www.ecfa.org or call 1-800-323-9473.

To schedule an interview with an executive staff member of ECFA or other webinar presenters, contact Ty Mays at (770) 256-8710 or tmays@inchristcommunications.com.