EBIA Weekly Newsletter

EBIA Webinars—Your Solution for Employee Benefits Hot Topics or Basic Training!

   July 19, 2018

Whether you’re an employer plan sponsor, service provider, or advisor, EBIA webinars from Thomson Reuters provide the information and insights you need. Here’s a look at upcoming live webinar titles. For more information or to order, please click on the program title links below, or call 800-231-1860.

  • Telemedicine, On-Site Clinics, and Other Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. July 26, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). What’s happening with the latest health plan design trends—and how might proposed legislation affect them? What challenges do they raise for compliance with ERISA, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act, and other federal laws? We’ll consider telemedicine, on-site clinics, executive medical programs, tiered and narrow networks, and reference-based pricing. Bring your questions for our Q&A session—or submit them in advance of the live webinar!
  • Wrap Documents and Bundled Plans: Pros, Cons & Logistics. August 16, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). Don’t miss this extremely popular program! 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 plan. 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. August 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 and ERISA, 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 consider the legislative and regulatory landscape.