Events / Webinars

Upcoming Events

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

Past Events

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

APRIL WEBINAR: Making Sense of the Employee Classification Puzzle

The gig economy continues to challenge how we define and compensate our employees—regular full-time, temp, common law, part-time, seasonal, independent contractor, leased, and more. This webinar will start by sorting out some of the conflicting employee definitions and will provide advice on how to keep them straight and protect yourself. Read More

HIPAA TRAINING WEBINAR: HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for Employers

While many employers have been focused on the ACA, HIPAA privacy and security rules remain a difficult and significant compliance challenge. Now is a good time for employers to make sure they have their HIPAA policies and procedures in order. This webinar will cover what employers really need to know to feel confident they are in compliance with these important rules. Read More

MARCH WEBINAR: ACA & Benefits Compliance Update

2015 ended with a flurry of guidance, changes and delays from the regulatory agencies. It is expected that early 2016 will bring more of the same. This webinar will cover the latest compliance developments including new IRS guidance on affordability and hours of service, guidance on opt-out incentives, new COBRA rules for health FSAs and more. Read More