The Affordable Care Act and Elder Care
Our speakers will be:
Heather B. Abrigo of Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP in Los Angeles. She is counsel in the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on assisting public and private sector plan sponsors, third party administrators and other pension service providers in all aspects of employee benefit, including qualified retirement plan and health and welfare issues. Heather assists and counsels them in complying with their fiduciary duties under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other federal laws. She also assists plan sponsors in connection with qualification of state domestic relations orders, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits, complying with fiduciary responsibilities, reporting and disclosure matters, and drafting qualified, non-qualified and welfare benefit plan documents. Heather received her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 2005. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from California State University of Northridge in 2000. In 2008 and 2010-2012, Heather was selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer-Rising Star in the area of employee benefits/ERISA.
Richard Scott Stewart of The Elder Care Law Firm in San Diego. Scott graduated from California Western School of Law in 1995. He is a member of the California Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is the incoming co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Elder Law section. He has appeared as a regular guest on the Lawyer in Blue Jeans radio show. He conducts regular seminars and workshops on elder law topics in Southern California for caregiver support groups including: the Southern Caregiver Resource Association, the Parkinson's Disease Association, the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, and the Alzheimer's Association. He has also taught classes on Medi-Cal eligibility to discharge planners, nurses, and social workers at Sharp, Scripps and Pomerado Hospitals as well as various in-home care providers, including LivHome. He has also presented to elder law students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, and will be on Channel 10 (KGTV) news in February 2006. His practice is devoted to estate planning, asset protection and retention, and elder law issues, including Medi-Cal benefit law. In this capacity he typically helps seniors qualify for Medi-Cal benefits while preserving their assets for themselves or their loved ones. He currently represents clients throughout the state of California.
This lunch meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, California 92108. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for registration and networking, and the presentation will run from noon to approximately 1:00 p.m. The reservation deadline for this meeting is Wednesday, April 10.
We are continuing our free guest program! San Diego Chapter members may bring a plan sponsor company employee as a free guest to this meeting. We will accept a total of ten free guests per meeting; additional free guests will be given priority registration for the next meeting. Each plan sponsor company may be a free guest only once, but you are welcome to bring additional employees as paid guests.