MARCH WEBINAR: HSA Administration Compliance Issues

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Properly administering HSA benefits has always been difficult for employers – IRS rules are often complicated, and improper administration can lead to serious tax consequences for the employer and employees. New benefit arrangements such as concierge medical services, onsite medical clinics, and other reimbursement arrangements can create HSA eligibility issues. This session covers important compliance rules applicable to HSAs, such as coordination with Medicare eligibility, employer contributions rules, and more.

FEBRUARY WEBINAR: IRS §4980H Penalty Collection Efforts and Why Employer Reporting Still Matters

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The IRS has begun to send letters to employers (Letter 226J) to begin the collection process for employers who failed to meet the §4980H requirements for benefits offered during 2015. Many of the IRS proposed employer penalties are due to mistakes made in employer reporting, not to an actual violation of a §4980H requirement. This webinar reviews the §4980H rules and employer reporting requirements. We also explain the IRS penalty assessment dispute and collection process and help employers understand how to respond to an IRS proposed assessment.

JANUARY WEBINAR: Employee Benefits During Leave of Absence

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Employers face significant risk if benefits are not properly handled for employees taking a leave of absence. This session covered in detail the employer’s obligations, employee communication requirements and other rules specific to employee benefits during and after a leave of absence.

HIPAA COMPLIANCE WEBINAR: What Employers Need to Know to Become Compliant

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In this session, a panel of experienced HIPAA consultants discusses what employers need to know in order to comply with HIPAA privacy and security regulations. This webinar: includes an overview and checklist of steps that employers need to take in order to be in compliance, discusses common misperceptions and trouble areas for plan sponsors, uses helpful examples that illustrate HIPAA concepts to real world situations and provides solutions available to employers in order to become compliant.

NOVEMBER WEBINAR: Future of Wellness Plans after AARP v. EEOC Decision

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In a suit brought by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), saying that portions of the EEOC’s final wellness regulations related to wellness incentives were arbitrary. The court ordered the EEOC to review the rules and make changes to satisfy the court. The ruling raises questions about how employers will handle their wellness plans in the future. This webinar reviews current EEOC regulations and the existing HIPAA wellness rules, and it will help employers think about how to prepare for changes that may be made to the EEOC rules as a result of the AARP case.

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR: Benefit Plan Transition Issues

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Employers face a myriad of rules when making significant changes to employee benefits plans. This session discusses compliance issues as they relate to some common scenarios, including taking over benefits when purchasing another company, making mid-year plan changes, introducing an HSA/HDHP option for the first time, and more.