Events / Webinars

Upcoming Events

EPIC WEBINAR: General Data Protection Regulation

A new and wide-ranging European data protection regulation known as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will go into effect worldwide on May 25, 2018. This new regulation will apply to both EU entities and to U.S. organizations that process EU residents’ data, or who market goods and services to the EU community. Read More

APRIL WEBINAR: HIPAA Privacy and Security for Employers

Many employers do not understand the full scope of compliance issues surrounding the HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements. Employers need to have HIPAA policies in place that govern the plan’s use of Protected Health Information (PHI), enter into written agreements with Business Associates, implement safeguards to secure PHI, conduct a Security Risk Assessment, and provide HIPAA training for employees. Read More

MARCH WEBINAR: HSA Administration Compliance Issues

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. Read More

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

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. Read More

JANUARY WEBINAR: Employee Benefits During Leave of Absence

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. Read More

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

Past Events

EPIC WEBINAR: General Data Protection Regulation

A new and wide-ranging European data protection regulation known as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will go into effect worldwide on May 25, 2018. This new regulation will apply to both EU entities and to U.S. organizations that process EU residents’ data, or who market goods and services to the EU community. Read More

APRIL WEBINAR: HIPAA Privacy and Security for Employers

Many employers do not understand the full scope of compliance issues surrounding the HIPAA Privacy and Security requirements. Employers need to have HIPAA policies in place that govern the plan’s use of Protected Health Information (PHI), enter into written agreements with Business Associates, implement safeguards to secure PHI, conduct a Security Risk Assessment, and provide HIPAA training for employees. Read More

MARCH WEBINAR: HSA Administration Compliance Issues

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. Read More

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

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. Read More

JANUARY WEBINAR: Employee Benefits During Leave of Absence

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. Read More

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