EBIA Weekly Newsletter

EBIA Webinars—Don’t Miss Wrap Documents, HRAs and HSAs, and Administrative Services Agreements!

   August 2, 2018

This season’s line-up features two audience favorites—wrap documents and administrative services agreements! Plus, the latest installment in our “Learning the Ropes” series—HRAs and HSAs—will include a legislative update on proposals to expand HSA flexibility. For more information or to order, click on the program title links below, or call 800-231-1860.

  • Wrap Documents and Bundled Plans: Pros, Cons & Logistics. Aug. 16, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). Why do some employers “bundle” their health benefits into one plan, while others maintain separate plans for different types of benefits? These decisions can have implications under ERISA, COBRA, and various aspects of Affordable Care Act compliance. We’ll explore what factors employers and their advisors should consider—for insured and self-insured plans. And we’ll discuss the logistics of bundling, including drafting tips for wrap documents and SPDs.
  • Learning the Ropes: An Introduction to HRAs and HSAs. Aug. 29, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). Our “Learning the Ropes” series is the perfect tool for training new staff or a quick refresher for yourself! (For recorded versions of our earlier installments on HIPAA, ERISA, and COBRA, see our list of recorded webinars.) As a crucial design feature in consumer-driven health care programs, health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) have become increasingly common in the workplace. We’ll cover the basic rules and recent developments.
  • Administrative Services Agreements for Group Health Plans. Sept. 13, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). Administrative service agreements are a key element of group health plan administration, implicating various ERISA issues such as fiduciary status, plan asset rules, and prohibited transactions. They also intersect with other aspects of plan compliance, including HIPAA privacy and security, COBRA administration, and the Affordable Care Act. We’ll explore key legal issues and analyze sample agreement language—helping plan sponsors, service providers, and their advisors anticipate and avoid potential pitfalls.