Forums To Provide Businesses With Health Reform Info

The Affordable Care Act will have a major impact on North Dakota businesses that provide health insurance to their workers. While the health care reform law took effect in 2010, many of its key provisions for businesses are set to kick in this fall and next year.

We’re here to help businesses that have Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota insurance coverage sort out all the complex details. Starting today in Minot, we are kicking off an eight-city series of forums for businesses with BCBSND coverage to help explain how the health reform law will impact small and large employers in the state.

Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day for employers with fewer than 50 employees and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for employers with 50 or more employees each day. For more info, visit







Below is a schedule of our upcoming employer health reform forums:

—Monday, June 17, International Inn, Minot
—Tuesday, June 18, Grand Williston Hotel, Williston
—Wednesday, June 19, Ramada Grand Dakota, Dickinson
—Thursday, June 20, Best Western Ramkota, Bismarck
—Monday, June 24, Lake Region State College, Devils Lake
—Tuesday, June 25, Howard Johnson, Grand Forks
—Wednesday, June 26, Quality Inn & Suites, Jamestown
—Thursday, June 27, Holiday Inn, Fargo

Please stop by and join us. Let us know if you have any questions about health reform, either for your business or how the law will impact you as an individual.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.