Health insurance exchanges, employer-based insurance and wellness plans are just a few of the topics at the Mountain States Employers Council meeting July 19.

The group normally holds members-only meetings, but has opened this one to all businesses in Colorado Springs. Slated from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, the event costs $189 per person for members or $19 for person for groups of three or more.

The event features an overview of Senate Bill 200, which establishes health insurance exchanges in Colorado. It will have a panel on steps employers need to take now to make sure their plans comply with hew health care reform rules.

Employers will also learn how Medicare works for employers who are older than 65 and the pros and cons of employer-based wellness plans.

The event is scheduled annually by the Mountain States Employers Council. For more information, go to the MSEC website.