Webinar: Considerations for Employers Handling COVID Vaccine Mandates

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

President Biden’s administration recently announced its Path Out of the Pandemic action plan. The action plan calls for employers with 100 or more employees to require employees to be vaccinated or submit to weekly tests, as well as requiring vaccinations for federal employees, contractors, and hospitals receiving federal financial assistance.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19

Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Funding Group Health Insurance Plans, Managing Risk and Controlling Costs

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Sep 1, 2021 @ 10:09 AM

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
1:00 p.m. Central time

Many employers are familiar with traditional fully-insured arrangements, but there are many other funding methods in the health insurance market. This webinar will provide an overview of the ways employers can fund their group health insurance plans.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Best Practices for Handling IRS ACA Penalty Letters

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Aug 27, 2021 @ 11:08 AM

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

The Affordable Care Act requires that applicable large employers (ALEs) provide minimum essential coverage to eligible employees, which is enforced by the IRS based on information reported in IRS Forms 1094 and 1095. In response to Form filings, the IRS may issue Letter 226J, which is an initial penalty letter assessing liability for the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP).

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

Webinar: Legal Considerations in Safely Returning to Work

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jun 29, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in workplace closures for over a year. Due to the increase in vaccinations and declining infection rates, many states are lifting stay-at-home and business closure mandates so that the country can return to business as usual. To assist employers in office re-opening, this webinar will address the following issues:

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

Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Today's Lessons, Tomorrow's Workplace - Understanding the Future of Benefits

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, May 19, 2021 @ 10:05 AM

Thursday, June 3, 2021
3:00 p.m. Eastern time

This insightful webinar from The Hartford is an outstanding opportunity to stay on top of the benefit and workplace trends emerging from the pandemic. As a leading provider in Absence, Life, Disability, and Supplemental Health Insurance solutions,

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events, COVID-19

Wisdom Workplace Webinar: Employee Wellness in 2021

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, May 11, 2021 @ 09:05 AM

Thursday, May 13, 2021
3:00 p.m. Eastern time

2020 has left us with a multitude of changes to the workforce that were unexpected and have resulted in employees experiencing increased health and safety concerns. Overall employee wellness and formal wellness programs are more important than ever as we continue to live during a pandemic and plan for our future.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, May 3, 2021 @ 09:05 AM

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

2:00 p.m. Eastern

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The MHPAEA generally applies to group health plans and health insurance issuers that provide coverage for either mental health or substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits as well as medical/surgical benefits.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Statutory Disability and Paid Family and Medical Leave: Its History and Future

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Apr 9, 2021 @ 11:04 AM

Thursday, April 22, 2021
3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT

Join UBA's Strategic Alliance, Symetra, for a discussion of the history of statutory disability and paid family leave, as well as a thorough overview of all paid family and medical leave legislation.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Webinar: Group Health Plan Considerations for MEWAs and PEOs

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 @ 10:03 AM

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Whether an employer is participating in a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) and to what extent state laws will apply to the arrangement is often a source of confusion for employers. Employers often work with professional employer organizations (PEOs) without understanding the effect it can have on group health plan compliance.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

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