Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
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.
This webinar will review employee benefit compliance issues related to different worker types (employees, independent contractors, “gig” workers, shared employees and more) and also share information on employer and legislative initiatives that have the potential to significantly change the way we treat some workers and rules that apply.
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) have gained favor in the workplace as healthcare costs rise. Both of these consumer-driven healthcare vehicles must follow strict rules that can create complex compliance challenges. Therefore, it’s crucial for employers and plan sponsors to understand the basics of HSAs and HRAs to avoid running afoul of the rules.
This webinar reviews health plan Form 5500 filing requirements and discuss plan design issues that impact 5500 filing; and previews significant changes to 5500 filing proposed by the DOL, including the new Schedule J, and possible filing requirements for small employers.
The DOL has released the much anticipated Association Health Plan (AHP) regulations. The new AHP rules are designed to make it easier for groups of small employers and individuals to participate in health plans sponsored by different types of organizations. This webinar covers the AHP regulations and changes they make to existing rules, and discusses the possible effect the rules will have on the health insurance market.