Upcoming Webinars

Group Health Plan Compliance in 2018—What Now?
January 30, 2018—2:00 PM EST

Presenter: Sara Tountas, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Benefits Consulting, Acrisure  In this webinar, we will discuss the critical compliance challenges for group health plans in 2018. We will analyze the latest rules impacting the ACA, as well as new issues and opportunities that may be on the horizon. We will also discuss the ACA employer shared responsibility penalty notices (IRS Letter 226J) and offer tips and best practices on how to respond.

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Sexual Harassment: Have We Reached a Tipping Point?
February 22, 2018—2:00 PM EST

Presenter: Erica Rocush, Partner, Lewis Brisbois  This webinar will explore an overview of the Federal laws and their application in the wake of recent public sexual harassment scandals. The content will provide employers with an understanding of the significant components of a successful sexual harassment program and strategic initiatives to prevent future incidents.

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Medicare and Group Health Plans: Understanding the Interaction and Avoiding Common Mistakes
March 22, 2018—2:00 PM EST

Presenters: Sara Tountas, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Benefits Consulting, Acrisure; Deborah Hyde, Associate General Counsel, Acrisure  Understanding how Medicare interacts with group health plans can be complicated. In this webinar, we will discuss some fundamental Medicare compliance rules and explain the difference between Medicare eligibility and Medicare entitlement. We will also explore how the Medicare Secondary Payer and coordination of benefits rules impact administration of a group health plan. Finally, we will highlight the complexities of Medicare and COBRA, focusing on when Medicare entitlement is a COBRA qualifying event and when COBRA can extend the COBRA coverage period for certain COBRA beneficiaries.

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Social Media: Not a “Like” for Employers
April 26, 2018—2:00 PM EST

Presenter: Jeremy Hertz, Sr. Deputy General Counsel and Director of HR Consulting, Acrisure  This webinar will analyze the issues facing employers in today’s social media-driven environment and the potential impact on your business. It will focus on best practices and strategies employers can implement to minimize liability and maximize employee engagement.

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