Events / Webinars

Upcoming Events

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

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. Read More

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

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. Read More

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR: Benefit Plan Transition Issues

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. Read More

JULY WEBINAR: COBRA Is Here to Stay

COBRA has been around for over 30 years and employers still struggle to properly comply with the rules. This session covers basic COBRA compliance and discusses areas where employers often struggle. Read More

Past Events

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

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. Read More

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

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. Read More

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR: Benefit Plan Transition Issues

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. Read More

JULY WEBINAR: COBRA Is Here to Stay

COBRA has been around for over 30 years and employers still struggle to properly comply with the rules. This session covers basic COBRA compliance and discusses areas where employers often struggle. Read More

JUNE WEBINAR: Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Rules Review

Employers have offered Section 125 Cafeteria Plans for years, yet many still struggle with some of the rules and administrative requirements. This webinar focuses on Section 125 compliance issues important to employers including document requirements, election change rules, discrimination testing and more. Read More

MAY WEBINAR: No “Repeal or Replace” …Maybe “Repeal or Replace” …Maybe Something Else? What Should the Employer Focus on Now?

Even though the Republicans have managed to push a bill in the House, and now work on the same in the Senate, it is still unclear whether Congress will be able to pass legislation making significant changes to the ACA. This webinar will focus on important ACA compliance requirements still in force, but will also review what is still being proposed in Congress and explain what changes regulators are able to make without congressional action. Read More

APRIL WEBINAR: Employee Benefits During an FMLA Leave

Employers face significant risk if benefits are not properly handled for employees taking an FMLA leave. This session focuses in detail on employer’s obligations, employee communication requirements and other rules specific to employee benefits during and after FMLA leave. For employers with at least 50 employees who are subject to FMLA. Read More

MARCH WEBINAR: Keeping Up with Changes to Employee Benefits Rules (Part 2)

This webinar was designed to help employers keep up with changes that are important to them as they plan their employee benefits strategy for the future. We covered expected changes to employee benefits rules after the presidential administration change. Beyond changes to the ACA, we expected to see modifications to HSA rules, adjustment to the tax treatment of employee benefits and much more. Read More

OCTOBER WEBINAR: ACA 1094/1095 Employer Reporting – Year 2

Here we go again. It seems like employers just finished reporting last year’s data to the IRS on Forms 1094 and 1095, and it is already time to get ready for this year’s reporting due early in 2017. The IRS has released draft forms and instructions and there are some changes (such as a new 1095 code for certain kinds of coverage offers to spouses). Read More

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR: ACA and Benefits Compliance Update

While there will not likely be any congressional action in an election year making changes to benefits related rules, it is anticipated that the regulatory agencies will continue to issues new rules, and clarify existing informal guidance. This session will focus on regulations, FAQs, and other guidance issued over the previous months. Read More

AUGUST WEBINAR: Wellness Plan Regulations Update

The EEOC has issued its final wellness regulations regarding compliance with the ADA and GINA. The rules contain a new notice requirement and some changes from the previously issued proposed rules, including adjustments to incentive limit calculations and the application of such limits. Many of the EEOC rules go into effect for plan years beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Read More

JULY WEBINAR: HRA/HSA Compliance and Administration Issues

Properly administering HRA and HSA benefits has always been difficult for employers, but the ACA has added a whole new layer of compliance challenges. This session will cover compliance rules applicable to these types of benefits. We will also review common questions we receive from employers on topics such as HSA eligibility after age 65, and HRA integration rules. Read More

JUNE WEBINAR: OCR Begins New Phase of HIPAA Audits

As a part of its continued efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun its second phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. OCR has stated that they will be auditing all types of covered entities, including employer sponsored health plans. Read More