Advanced Benefits Legal eBlast – January 22

American Taxpayer Relief Act Affects Mass Transit Benefits and Other Employee Benefits

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Advanced Benefits Legal eBlast – December 10

IRS Releases Final Regulations on Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee to Fund PCORI; Guidance on Transitional Reinsurance Fee

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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