An introduction to Section 125 "cafeteria" plans and a review
The interaction of FMLA and employee benefit programs, including how to administer benefits while employees are on leave.
A review of the basics of self-insurance and the treatment of self-insured group health plans under the ACA and ERISA.
An overview of ERISA's Form 5500 annual return/report and the Summary Annual Report, including proposed changes for 2019 plan years.
A midyear update on the Affordable Care Act, new rules and regulations affecting employee benefit plans, and court cases of interest.
A discussion of the legal aspects of wellness programs and how to implement them in compliance with DOL and EEOC rules.
A discussion of the documents and plan design issues the Department of Labor looks for during a health or welfare plan audit.
An annual HIPAA training refresher for employees who use protected health information as part of their job duties.
A review of the notices and disclosures required by employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans, including annual notice requirements.
An overview of consumer-driven plans, including their interaction with account-based plans such as FSAs, HRAs, and HSAs.
A review of the Affordable Care Act and other benefits-related guidance from 2018; discussion of what employers need to do to remain in compliance in 2019.