Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Federal law imposes many compliance requirements – like Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting and HIPAA privacy and security rules – on the group health coverage that most employers provide to their employees. With potentially severe penalties for non-compliance, plan sponsors must ensure that they fully understand, identify and address their health and welfare plan compliance obligations. In this webinar, we review the current state of the ACA, discuss legislative and regulatory items that impact employee benefits, and provide an overall review of the many steps employer plan sponsors must take in 2020 to remain compliant with ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, IRC, GINA and other relevant laws.
The BCMT national benefit plan survey explores the most prevalent employee benefit plans, emerging trends and year-over-year changes in health plan costs. From health and welfare to non-traditional benefits, paid time off and more, find out how your plans compare with other employers. In this webinar, we explore the survey results so you can understand where you stand against your competitors and hear our insights on market trends.
The 2019 open enrollment season is fast approaching! Open Enrollment season is your opportunity to engage and encourage employees to learn about the valuable benefits available to them. Strategic communications can play a major role in a successful enrollment season. There are ways to effectively communicate coverage updates and key actions to not only raise awareness but also remain compliant.
DOL audits of employer-sponsored ERISA health and welfare plans continue to increase. An audit can have a significant impact on your organization, resulting in costly potential fines and penalties. The first step to surviving an audit is knowing what to expect and being prepared. Join us for this webinar for an overview of what to expect during a DOL audit, review what the DOL looks for during a group health plan audit, and provide best practices for audit survival.
Effective January 1, 2019, the EEOC removed the incentive limits from its final wellness plan rules that had been in place since 2017. The EEOC has indicated that it will publish new proposed regulations – possibly with new incentive limits – on employer-sponsored voluntary wellness programs in 2019. During this webinar, the EPIC compliance and wellness teams discuss how employers are addressing the EEOC changes in designing and operating their wellness programs.
Cafeteria plans, which allow employees to pay tax-free for qualified benefits, are subject to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 125 nondiscrimination rules. This webinar provides a practical overview of the IRC nondiscrimination rules, explains the applicable tests, discusses common pitfalls, and presents tips to help plan sponsors achieve compliance with the rules.
This webinar reviews the state of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the time of the webinar, updates the ongoing battle regarding wellness program rules, discusses legislative and regulatory items that impact employee benefits, and provides an overall review of the many steps employer plan sponsors must take in 2019 to remain compliant with ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, IRC, GINA and other relevant laws.
In the newest episode of this popular webinar we review actual employee benefits compliance questions we have received and go over our answers in detail. We discuss questions about ACA enforcement, the voluntary plan safe harbor, HSA eligibility, the tax treatment of discriminatory benefits, and more. Learn from real-life compliance issues other employers have faced.
The DOL, HHS and Treasury released new information regarding the MHPAEA, including FAQs related to nonquantitative treatment limitations and guidance on new disclosure requirements. The DOL also released a self-compliance tool. This webinar reviews existing MHPAEA rules and discusses disclosure guidance and the clarifications from the FAQs.