This session will assist HR professionals navigate the world of mergers and acquisitions as they relate specifically to benefit plans and qualified retirement plans. This session will discuss timing issues, potential issues that can cause delays in closing, how to deal with those potential issues, and how to handle employee relations issues as they arise. For benefit plans, these issues may come from cafeteria plans and how FSA accounts should be/can be handled, COBRA responsibilities, and MEWA issues. For qualified retirement plans, there are notice and timing rules that must be followed as well as qualification issues that may be discovered during the due diligence process. This session is for every HR professional who handles the administration of their company benefit plans and qualified plans.
In this presentation, Jason Rothman, an employee benefits attorney with the international labor and employment law firm of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C. will cover two key employee benefit plan issues that all employers must understand: (1) the Affordable Care Act employer mandate, including guidance issued this summer delaying employer mandate assessments until 2015; and (2) the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in the case of United States v. Windsor ruling that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. These two developments significantly impact employee benefit plans and require employers to take strategic action in the near future to comply with the requirements thereunder.
Employers and HR departments who are ahead of the game concerning Healthcare Reform are will excel above those who aren't. This presentation will be a good resource from a planning and execution phase this year as we work through this ever-important navigational transition happening now. You'll learn about the entire delivery system from the time you sign the expensive group insurance rates to the time your employee walks in the door at the doctors office and how it all ties in. Stay up to speed on the newest trends, technology, and tolls available to you and your staff as well.
As 2014 approaches, every HR professional and employer is struggling to figure out how healthcare reform will impact their employees as well as their business. With all of the guidance that has been issued by the various agencies as well as the guidance that is still expected it is no wonder that this is one of the most stressful and confusing issues that many struggle with! This presentation will help you navigate through the plethora of laws and regulations that have already been issued. This presentation will be essential in determining what you should be doing now, what you need to continue to do and what you need to expect in getting ready for 2014!
As health insurance costs continue to spiral upward at an alarming rate, it has become painfully clear, that the “traditional” strategies of changing insurance carriers, changing plan designs, and changing employee contributions will not and cannot provide any form of sustainability or predictability over the long term. All these strategies do is shift risk from one insurance carrier to another, or shift costs and liability from the insurance carrier or employer onto the employee.
Employers must change their thinking from that or RISK TRANSFERENCE to RISK MANAGEMENT when it comes to their employee benefits program. This presentation will outline the three areas of risk in an employer sponsored health insurance plan, and how to effectively manage that risk.
What does your CFO need to approve an effective wellness budget that will create a positive ROI? Do Health Fairs, Health Risk Assessments or Lectures create the evidence you need to get a wellness budget approved?
What needs to happen in order to create a positive return on investment? The answers are more basic than most corporations realize.
We will show you what actions you can take to create a measurable ROI with your wellness program, how to create sustainable behavioral change and how to get CFO approval for your next budget.
Not tricks, no gimmicks! Just a workable and repeatable system that will create the behavior change that is measurable, sustainable and provable: the basic on the chain for creating positive ROI.
With the Form 5500 season upon us, this presentation will address basic reporting requirements, provide practice tips, highlight areas the DOL and IRS are focusing on, and walk through how to avoid the top five Red Flags your filings may have.
This presentation will guide HR professionals through the Form 5500 filing to help them gain a better understanding of the information required to be reported and Find out what is new for 2012, how to simplify indirect (Schedule C) service provider compensation reporting, what is and how to report ‘nonmonetary compensation’ and how to perform an effective manager review of each filing before submission.
It’s not that we don’t have the data; it’s that we haven’t found an efficient way or technology that connects it with our Health Care Providers and Wellness Activities to make it useful. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone.
In this 45 minute fast-paced Webinar, we’ll show you how leading companies are utilizing the latest technologies to integrate health screening and Wellness data to optimize the success of their Wellness Programs.
BioIQ’s 2012 Wellness and Screening Survey of over 270 national employers, brokers, and wellness companies discovered that data integration was the leading factor when considering a screening or wellness vendor. The US Department of Health and Human Services’ has been on a decade-long quest to create portability and greater usage of electronic health data, and human resource professionals are increasingly in need of this data to actually quantify the results produced by their wellness efforts. These facts substantiate the need for better application of technology and strategies in order to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck in your wellness efforts.
In this 30 minute fast-paced Webinar, we’ll show you how leading companies are utilizing the latest technologies to integrate health screening and Wellness data to optimize the success of their Wellness Programs.
BioIQ’s 2012 Wellness and Screening Survey of over 270 national employers, brokers, and wellness companies discovered that data integration was the leading factor when considering a screening or wellness vendor.
This course reviews the Affordable Care Act. The first part of the course discusses the general requirements of the Affordable Care Act, including those requirements that apply to companies today. Specifically, the course discusses the extension of dependent coverage to age 26, limits on pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits, coverage of emergency services, cost-sharing restrictions on certain preventive care coverages, the new appeals process, initial authorization by primary care physician restrictions, limits on reimbursements of certain medications, automatic health plan enrollment, additional preventive services, non-discrimination requirements, and more.
The second part of the course discusses requirements that take effect in 2012 and beyond. Specific topics include health FSA salary reduction contribution limits, Medicare Part D subsidy elimination, changes to waiting periods, limitations on pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits, restrictions on cost-sharing, clinical trial requirements, wellness programs, new Summary of Benefits and Coverage regulations, new HIPAA certification requirements, state Exchanges, the individual mandate, and more.
Penalties and taxes associated with non-compliance are also reviewed. Among the penalties and taxes that are reviewed are: the Code section 4980D health plan non-compliance excise tax, the excise tax on HSA distributions for non-medical purposes, the annual fee assessed on plan sponsors, medical loss ratio rebates, medical expenses deduction limit, additional FICA and SECA payroll tax, new investment income tax, $2,000 penalty for each full-time employee who seeks coverage through Exchanges, $3,000/$2,000 penalty for each full-time employee who receives a subsidy because employer’s coverage is unaffordable, annual fee on certain entities that provide health insurance, reinsurance fee, 40% excise tax on “cadillac” insurance plans, and more.
There are three developments that have made communicating benefits harder than ever:
The increasing complexity of benefits, especially health benefits
The general difficulty in getting anyone's attention
The need to master multiple communications channels
Fortunately, there are new ideas and methods for communicating during the open enrollment period that will help you battle past these challenges.
This webinar will look at the thinking that lies behind successful open enrollment communication programs and shares some specific tips and techniques. Among the techniques we will explore are the use of video, social media, and “federated” creation of content. We can do better communication than ever, but we have to embrace the right tools and right mindset.