Self-Insured Group Health Plans: Practical and Legal Issues
May 17, 2018 – 2:00 pm EST
Presenters: Sara Tountas, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Benefits Consulting at Acrisure, LLC Bryce Earl, General Counsel, Freedomcare Management Services, LLC, a part of the BreckpointSM platform Devan Levandoski, Director of Programs & Projects at Acrisure, LLC
In this webinar, we’ll explore the practical and legal implications of implementing and maintaining a self-insured group health plan. This will include the newer plan funding option commonly called “Level Funding”. We’ll review the basic principles of self-insurance and key considerations in evaluating whether to self-insure health benefits. We’ll also discuss some unique compliance issues for self-insured health plans, including ERISA, the ACA, HIPAA privacy and security, Code Section 105(h) nondiscrimination and more. Finally, we’ll highlight some common administrative pitfalls and offer tips for avoiding them.
An FMLA Overview for Employers
June 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Rachel R. Johnson, Senior Associate General Counsel, Acrisure, LLC
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. In addition to providing eligible employees with an entitlement to leave, the FMLA requires that employers maintain employees’ health benefits during leave and restore employees to their same or equivalent job positions after the leave ends. The FMLA also sets requirements for notices, by both the employee and the employer, and provides employers with the right to require certification of the need for FMLA leave in certain circumstances. Please join us to gain an understanding of: what makes an employer eligible for FMLA; what policies and procedures employers should have in place to comply; and employee eligibility under FMLA.
Health Savings Accounts: Tips and Traps
July 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm EST
Presenters: Sara Tountas, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Benefits Consulting at Acrisure, LLC Deborah Hyde, Associate General Counsel at Acrisure, LLC Tracy Podzimek, Executive Vice President at Ahern|ELT Insurance Services
Any employer who has offered, or has considered offering, a high deductible health plan with health savings accounts (HSAs) knows these tax-advantaged accounts come with a variety of administrative and compliance challenges. In this webinar, we’ll focus on the most common traps for the unwary and highlight some frequently asked questions we get from employer-clients. Topics will include HSA eligibility and disqualifying coverage issues, communication and implementation challenges, correcting excess contributions, comparability and nondiscrimination rules, and more.
Surviving a DOL Wage & Hour Audit
August 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Jeremy Hertz, Sr. Deputy General Counsel and Director of HR Consulting, Acrisure LLC
Although Health and Welfare plan DOL audits have increased due to Health Care Reform, employers would be wise to not forget the more traditional liabilities associated with the DOL’s enforcement of the FLSA and the FMLA. This presentation will discuss several non-Health Care Reform DOL areas of concern for employers in 2018, and best practices for preparing for and surviving a DOL audit.