Our final webinar of 2017 teaches self-audit strategies for group health plans. We’re kicking off 2018 with a new introductory-level series, “Learning the Ropes”; it’s the perfect tool for training new staff or a quick refresher for yourself! The first installment focuses on HIPAA privacy and security. And it’s time to start planning for your attendance at EBIA Seminars, coming to five cites in May and June, 2018. For more information or to order, please click on the program title links below, or call 800-231-1860.
New Year’s Resolution: Self-Audit Your Group Health Plan. December 14, 2017, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). As a plan sponsor or plan administrator, you are responsible for the plan’s compliance—even if you’re outsourcing administration to a third party. Auditing your plan’s operations is the best way to identify and correct potential problems—before you hear from the IRS, DOL, or HHS. We’ll show you how to use the agencies’ own guidelines and audit materials to design and implement a self-audit of the plans you sponsor, administer, or advise.
Learning the Ropes: An Introduction to HIPAA Privacy & Security. January 17, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). The latest round of OCR enforcement activity—and constant breach threats—make HIPAA privacy and security compliance more important than ever. Designed for plan sponsors, TPAs, advisors, and other business associates, this webinar delivers the basics on HIPAA’s privacy, security, and breach notification rules. Combine it with your organization-specific HIPAA policies and procedures, and you can satisfy HIPAA’s training requirement for workforce members who handle protected health information.
EBIA 2018 Seminars. These intermediate-level courses cover ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, cafeteria plans, HRAs and HSAs, HIPAA, COBRA—and a brand-new course for 2018 on wellness programs! We’ll be coming to Boston (May 8–11), Minneapolis (May 15–18), Seattle (June 5–8), Dallas (June 12–15), and Chicago (June 19–22). Stay tuned for details and a registration link.