Webinars

We have a monthly webinar series that is free to our clients. These webinars are timely with their subject material and the content is provided by top experts in our industry. We can help you stay on top of change in Healthcare Reform (HCR). Most webinars are preceded by a brief report on the recent developments. If you would like to join a future webinar, or request a presentation from a prior webinar, please contact us for access to this exclusive content.

2018 Webinar Series

January

10 – An Overview of the ACA Reporting Requirements (Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C) Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
24 – HR Trends Update Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

February

14 – HIPAA Privacy Overview Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
28 – Todd Owens Models Presenter: Todd Owens

March

14 – Provider Sponsored Health Plans Presenter: David Konrad
28 – Specialty Drugs Presenter: Bruce Campbell

April

11 – How to Prepare for a Department of Labor Welfare Plan Audit Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
25 – Preventative & Disease Management Strategies Presenter: Bruce Campbell

May

16 – Captives – Not Just for the Fortune 500 Anymore! Presenter: David Konrad

30 – Marketing Your Culture Presenter: Glenn Smith

June

13 – Affordable Care Act Update – What’s New with the ACA Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
27 – HR Technology Trends Presenter: Josh Hoover

July

11 – Telemedicine Presenter: Larry Lee
25 – IT Security in the Workforce Presenter: Matt Jones

August

15 – Workplace Wellness Programs and Compliance with Department of Labor (DOL) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Rules Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
29 – New Health Care – Acruarial Presenter: John Marshall

September

12 – Identity Theft Presenter: Larry Lee
26 – HR for 2019 Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

October

17 – Introduction to Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account Based Plans: HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
31 – Self Funding Strategies Presenter: Pat Campola

November

14 – HR Technology Trends Presenter: Josh Hoover
28 – Reference Based Pricing Presenter: Pat Campola

December

19 – End of Year Compliance Round-Up Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

2017 Webinar Series

January

11 – An Overview of the ACA Reporting Requirements (Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C) Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
25 – Lead2Health Presenter: Susan Boucher, Nancy DeGroff, John O’Connell

February

8 – HIPAA Privacy Overview Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
22 – Meeting RIO – What’s Your Strategy? Presenter: Glenn Smith

March

8 – HR Trends Presenter: Bobbi Kloss
22 – How Mid-Market Employers Purchase Health Care like a Fortune 500 Presenter: David Konrad

April

12 – How to Prepare for a Department of Labor Welfare Plan Audit Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
26 – Best Practices for an HCM Implementation Presenter: Josh Hoover, Jamie Hawkins

May

10 – Handbooks – Deeper Dive Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

17 – ID Theft: Your Employees and your Company  Presenter: Larry Lee
24 – Steps to Creating a Small Insurance Company for Privately Held Employers Presenter: David Konrad

June

14 – Affordable Care Act Update – What’s New with the ACA Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
28 – Assessing Health Claims Risk Presenter: Bruce Campbell

July

19 – Lead2Health Presenter: Susan Boucher, Nancy DeGroff, John O’Connell
26 – Mitigating Health Claims Risk Presenter: Bruce Campbell

August

9 – Legalities of Creative Benefit Designs: Wellness Programs that Comply with DOL, ADA, and GINA Rules Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
23 – Stop Loss Underwriting Presenter: Pat Campola

September

No Webinars this month

October

11 – Introduction to Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account Based Plans: HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.
25 – New & Emerging HR Technologies Presenter: Josh Hoover, Jaime Hawkins

November

No Webinars this month

December

13 – End of Year Compliance Round-Up Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

2016 Webinar Series

January

13 – ACA Update & Reporting Requirements Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

20 – Hiring the Right people: Best Practices for Recruiting and Talent Management Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

27 – Complying with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule: Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

 

February

17 – Beating Benefits Bewilderment: Guidelines to Make Your Benefits Communication a Lot More Engaging Presenter: David Daskal

24 – HR Technology: Human Capital Management Technology Presenter: Jamie Hawkins & Anne Burkett

 

March

16 – Department of Labor Audit Preparation: Health and Welfare Plans Presenter: David Daskal

30 – Total Rewards Management: How to Maintain the Right Talent Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

 

April

13 – Emerging Trends: Telemedicine – How to Increase Utilization Presenter: Todd Heiserman & Beth Doty

20 – Emerging Trends: Onsite Clinics Presenter: Sonja Horner

27 – Self-Funding Strategies Presenter: Pat Campola

 

May

11 – FMLA and Employee Benefit Plans: Understanding the Interaction Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

25 – Best Practices for Switching Payroll Vendors Presenter: Jamie Hawkins & Anne Burkett

 

June

8 – Cadillac Tax Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

16 – Overtime Regulations: A Human Resources Perspective Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

22 – A Wellness Program on a Limited Budget Presenter: Will Clower

 

July

6 – ACA Reporting: Lessons Learned & Future Forecast Presenter: Jamie Hawkins

20 – Prescription Drug Benefits: Strategy for Pharmacy Benefits Management Presenter: John Vretas

27 – Open Enrollment: Communicate Changes in the Benefit Plan Presenter: TBD

 

August

17 – HDHP, HSA and other Account Based Plans Presenter: Steve Weatherhead, Stacy Barrow, Esq

31– Top 10 Mistakes for HR Audits Presenter: Bobbi Kloss

 

September

14 – FLSA – Overtime Regulations Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

28– Using RX to Control Medical Costs Presenter: Bruce Campbell

 

October

12 – Forecasting the Affordable Care Act and other Regulatory Matters Pre-Election Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

26 – Cyber Risk: Lifelock Presenter: TBD

 

November

16 – Post Election and How This Affects the Industry Presenter: TBD

 

December

14– Year in Review & Future Forecast Presenter: Stacy Barrow

2015 Webinar Series

January 21 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Complying with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule: This webinar explains an employer’s obligations under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and satisfies HIPAA’s training requirement. All staff members who use or access “protected health information” as part of their job duties should attend

February 4 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

ACA Update & Reporting RequirementsThis webinar provides an update on recent events and regulatory guidance under the ACA, along with an overview of the ACA’s new reporting requirements for 2015 (first reporting is due in the first quarter of 2016).

March 4 -Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Department of Labor Audit Preparation – Health and Welfare PlansThe federal agencies responsible for monitoring compliance of ERISA-governed plans are stepping up their audit efforts across the country, with an increasing focus on health and welfare plans. This webinar will discuss what is likely to be covered in an audit of health and welfare plans and what you can do to prepare.

April 8 -Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Self-Insured PlansThis webinar provides an overview of self-funding principles and offers considerations for employers thinking of self-insuring their group health plan in light of the Affordable Care Act

May 13 -Bobbi Kloss

Human Resources: Are you Audit Ready? The DOL is conducting audits on employers of all sizes – large or small. Learn more about the audit process, what they’re looking for and some tools available to keep your company audit ready.

June 3 -Bobbi Kloss

Human Resources: Time to dust off your employee handbook. Does it still reflect your company mission and culture as well as is it compliant with current federal and state laws?

July 15 – Stacey Barrow, Esq.

Consumer Directed Health Plans, HSA and other Account-Based PlansDuring this webinar we discuss the rules relating to high deductible health plans and their interaction with account-based plans such as FSAs, HRAs, and HSAs

August 19 – Dr. Bruce Campbell

Wellness Programs: Setting Goals and Expectations to “Fit” Your CompanyLearn how we define Wellness, how to craft a wellness program strategy, and what type of vendors to include. This webinar will also discuss how to define goals for your wellness program and provide clarity in the area of ROI expectations and timeline 

September 2 – Bobbi Kloss

Conducting Performance Reviews & Defining SMART GoalsLearn how to engage your employees and improve performance by using an effective performance review process

October 7 -Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Cafeteria Plan Change in Status RulesThis webinar reviews the irrevocable election rules governing cafeteria plans and the circumstances under which elections may be changed during the year

November  – To Be Announced

December 18 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Year in Review & Future Forecast: This webinar reviews the major legal and regulatory changes in 2015 affecting employee health and welfare benefit plans, and what to expect in 2016

 

2014 Webinar Series

January 15 – Stacy Barrow, Esq. / Dr. Kevin Trangle

Complying with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule: This webinar explains an employer’s obligations under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and satisfies HIPAA’s training requirement. All staff members who use or access “protected health information” as part of their job duties should attend

February 19 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

COBRA Workshop: An Instructional Overview: This webinar provides a general overview of the rules regarding the right to continue group health plan coverage under federal law, including tips to prevent common COBRA compliance issues.

March 19 -Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Catching up on the ACA: This webinar reviews the latest legal and regulatory guidance on the Affordable Care Act, and how those changes impact employers and plan sponsors.

April 16 – Peter Marathas, Esq.

Audit Preparation – Part One – Health and Welfare Plans: The federal agencies responsible for monitoring compliance of ERISA-goverend plans are stepping up their audit efforts across the country, with an increasing focus on health and welfare plans. This webinar will discuss what is likely to be covered in an audit of health and welfare plans and what you can do to prepare. 

May 21 -Peter Marathas, Esq.

Audit Preparation – Part Two – Retirement Plans: This is Part II of the DOL Audit webinar, during which we discuss what is likely to be covered in an audit of retirement plans and what you can do to prepare.

June 18 -Stacy Barrow, Esq.

New ACA Rules Governing Wellness Programs: This webinar reviews the final regulations governing wellness programs and initiatives geared toward improving employee health. These final rules reflect the changes made by the Affordable Care Act to encourage appropriately designed, consumer-protective wellness programs in group health coverage. 

July 16 – Scott Stauffer

Exchanges – Defined Contribution: This webinar reviews the defined contribution, private exchange model and marketplace, and how this new approach to benefits funding is a beneficial option to manage costs.

August 10 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

FMLA: This reviews the application of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to employee benefit plans. It includes a general overview of FMLA, as well as a discussion of an employer’s rights and responsibilities for employees on FMLA. 

September 17 – Brian Meharry

Health and Welfare Plan Reporting Requirements: This webinar reviews reporting requirements applicable to health and welfare benefit plans, including Form 5500 reporting, Form 8928 reporting, and the new employer and provider reporting requirements effective in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act.

October 15 -Brian Meharry

ACA and Its Impact on the Payroll/HR Practitioner: This webinar moves the audience from the theoretical to the practical implications of the ACA and its impact on employers. This is not a compliance cession but rather a tactical review of things an employer must do to navigate through this new marketplace (i.e. reporting, data sharing, time worked analysis, etc.)

November  – To Be Announced

December 18 – Peter Marathas, Esq.

Year in Review & Future Forecast: Covering compliance and legislation changes that transpired in 2012 and what we expect in the upcoming year

 

2013 Webinar Series

January 16 – Stacy Barrow, Esq. / Dr. Kevin Trangle

Complying with HIPAA’s Privacy Rule: This webinar explains an employer’s obligations under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and satisfies HIPAA’s training requirement. All staff members who use or access “protected health information” as part of their job duties should attend

February 20 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Wellness Compliance in the Workplace: An overview of the rules related to wellness programs and their enforcement by federal agencies including OSHA, EEOC, and the DOL. This webinar will also include a discussion of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires parity between a plan’s medical/surgical benefits and its mental health and substance use disorder benefits

March 20 – Peter Marathas, Esq.

FMLA and Other Leaves, and Their Interaction with Employee Benefit Plans: This webinar covers Issues arising under employee benefit plans when employees take leaves of absence, including leaves protected under FMLA

April 17 – Dr. Kevin Trangle, Jeanne Clay, Kira Beaudette, Mick Hannafin, Traci Kubisiak

PPACA Update: This webinar will cover the latest rules and guidance under health care reform, including State Exchanges and notice requirements, and how to determine full-time employee status for purposes of the 2014 “Pay-or-Play” employer mandate

May 15 – Dr. Kevin Trangle, Rachel Druckenmiller, Jill Goldstone, Jeff Gardenhire

Collecting Medical Claims Data and Evaluating Outcomes: Dr. Kevin Trangle and a team of members from the BAN firms provide case studies and expertise on how the evaluation of claims data can reduce health plan costs. This webinar is of particular interest to self-funded plans and large group fully insured plans

June 19 – Dr. Kevin Trangle, John Romaska, Jeff Gardenhire

Discussing Wellness Strategies That Work: Understanding organizational culture change is fundamental to the success of a wellness program. Join us as our Medical Director and members of BAN’s Wellness Committee discuss the importance of change management and how to assess your corporate culture. We will be joined by representatives from several companies who will share how they have integrated culture change into their wellness strategy

July 17 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Designing Health Plan Incentives: In this webinar Dr. Trangle will lead BAN’s Wellness Committee Panel of specialists as they look at incentives that can be built into health plan designs for maximizing wellness and population health management programs

August 21 – Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Understanding Self-Funded Concepts In Light of Health Care Reform: This webinar will be of interest to those who are looking for innovative approaches in their self-funded plan or want to learn the implications of moving from a fully insured plan into the self-funded area. Bring your questions and be prepared for more dialogue and in-depth Q&A

September 18 – Peter Marathas, Esq.

Health Plan Options & Tax Advantaged Accounts: Important points to consider when looking at Consumer Driven Health Plans, HSAs and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs)

October 16 – David Konrad

Annual Disclosure Requirements – ERISA and Beyond: Our experts will cover best practices and rules for electronic distribution, as well as tips on how to survive a Department of Labor audit

November 20 – Peter Marathas, Esq.

Understanding Captives 101: Our expert from Roundstone Management, LTD will educate you on what a Captive is, how it works and what regulatory issues should be considered. In addition to defining a Medical Benefit Group Captive, we will also cover how captives are structured, and we will help you consider whether or not this is an avenue your company might want to consider

December 18 – Peter Marathas, Esq.

Year in Review & Future Forecast: Covering compliance and legislation changes that transpired in 2012 and what we expect in the upcoming year