Webinar: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Group Health Plan Considerations and COVID-19 Vaccine Wellness Programs

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 @ 11:02 AM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Appropriations Act) was enacted. The Appropriations Act contains various provisions affecting group health plans including health FSA and DCAP relief, mental health and substance use disorder parity, and the No Surprises Act.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19

Webinar: Complying with the Final Rules on Transparency in Group Health Plan Coverage

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 @ 09:01 AM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

On October 29, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), released final rules on coverage transparency for group health plans that will begin to take effect on January 1, 2022.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: COVID-19 Compliance Considerations for Group Health Plans in 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jan 1, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has issued legislation affecting group health plan requirements and the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued guidance on requirements for group health plans as well as permissive changes group health plans may implement.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know About IRS Reporting in 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 @ 10:11 AM

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's reporting requirements are rapidly approaching for employers with group health plans or with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. This webinar will provide an overview of the reporting process, changes for 2021 reporting, what we learned from earlier rounds of reporting, and how employers should be tracking employees.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Group Health Plan Tasks Employers Should Complete by Plan Year-End and Open Enrollment Considerations

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 @ 11:10 AM

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Join us this month for an overview of the essential group health plan tasks that should be completed by the end of the plan year and considerations for running a compliant open enrollment period.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: How Employers Can Use Medical Loss Ratio Rebates and Other Health Insurer Refunds

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Join us this month for an overview of the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) and when employers will be entitled to an MLR rebate. We will discuss employer obligations regarding MLR rebate funds or other insurance refunds and the options that are available to employers when keeping a portion of the rebate and distributing a portion of the rebate to plan participants.

This webinar will:

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Considerations for Employers Moving to an ICHRA Group Health Plan Offering

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This month's webinar will provide an overview of the final rules on health reimbursement arrangements regarding individual coverage health reimbursement arrangements and the proposed rules regarding nondiscrimination and affordability.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Counting Employee Hours Under ACA Eligibility Rules in Light of COVID-19

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) specifies when employers of a certain size must offer their employees health plan coverage.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Leave Policies and Handling Health Plan Benefits When Employees Return from Leave Due to COVID-19

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

Join this webinar for help with best practices for leave policies, handling group health plan benefits for employees that are taking leave, and handling group health plan benefits when employees return from leave.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: How to Bring Employees Safely Back to Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, May 21, 2020 @ 11:05 AM

Thursday, May 28, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Some businesses are eager to reopen and resume operations. But first, employers must create a plan to bring back employees without jeopardizing their safety. In this webinar, we will provide suggested best practices and share guidance from the CDC so you can create safe workplaces for your employees.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Learning Events, Business Strategy