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How will Obamacare Impact Your Employee Benefit Packages?

Posted: 04/15/14 at 9:26 AM

Attend SOCMA’s 2014 Leadership and Business Development Forum to Find Out

By Mollie Berman, C. T. Hellmuth & Associates, Inc.

Passed in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, commonly known as “Obamacare” or simply “health care reform”) represents the largest disruption for employer-sponsored group health plan benefits since passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Over the last four years, employers have adjusted to the law by expanding adult dependent eligibility, processing medical loss ratio rebates, offering preventive care at zero cost to participants, and tracking whether or not they ma...

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Where in the World is Larry Sloan?

Posted: 04/08/14 at 8:56 AM


By Austin Alderdice, Assistant Manager, Marketing


The time has finally come to bring back a popular segment from SOCMA Blogs past.  Throughout the year, we will update you on the whereabouts and activity of SOCMA President and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan with “Where in the World is Larry Sloan?”

A pivotal year in the industry, 2014 is off to a fast-paced start with conferences and meetings taking much of Sloan’s time in quarter one. 

Following InformEx USA in beautiful Miami Beach, March has been especially busy, from GlobalChem and DCAT Week to
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Update Your Skills, Network with Industry Professionals at SOCMA’s 2014 Leadership Forum

Posted: 04/03/14 at 10:20 AM

By Jenny Gaines, Manager, Public Relations & Media

With busy schedules and challenges ranging from day-to-day operations to long-term business strategy, many chemical industry executives may find little time for personal training and interaction.  Knowing that time is valuable in our industry, SOCMA is, once again, hosting its Leadership and Business Development Forum.  This year’s event is just the ticket for industry professionals to come together, hone their leadership skills and network with others in the industry.  

SOCMA brought back the Leadership Forum, formerly the Corporate Excellence Conference, two years ago due to the keen interest of the general membership and SOCMA’s Board of Governors.  The program was outstanding, as SOCMA members heard from industry experts who offered insight into many of the issues impacting specialty chemical makers.  This year’s program is shaping up to be just as promising.

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