EBIA Weekly Newsletter

The EBIA Advanced Conference: It’s One-Stop Shopping for the Latest on HRAs and HSAs, Association Health Plans, Code Section 4980H Penalty Assessments, and More!

   June 14, 2018

Join us in Seattle, July 10–12, 2018, for the EBIA Advanced Cafeteria Plans and Benefits Conference. Our outstanding panel of speakers will tackle topics including HIPAA security best practices, Medicare implications for employer plans, recent and ongoing wellness program litigation, ERISA’s outdated electronic-delivery safe harbor, and our annual Q&A panel on cafeteria plan expenses, elections, and nondiscrimination rules. Don’t miss this information-packed event! For more information or to register, click on the program links or call 800-231-1860.

  • Last Call for EBIA Seminars Live in Chicago: It’s not too late to register for next week’s seminars in Chicago! These intermediate-level sessions, taught by experienced benefits attorneys, cover ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, cafeteria plans, HRAs & HSAs, wellness programs, HIPAA, and COBRA. Attend all four days, or choose only the topics you need. Perfect as a refresher course or for training new staff members.
  • EBIA Webinar: Group Health Plans Quarterly Update. June 28, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). Get the latest-breaking updates! Whether you’re an employer plan sponsor, service provider, or advisor, tune in for the latest legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments affecting employer group health plans and cafeteria plans—plus practical insights from experienced employee benefits attorneys.
  • Learning the Ropes: An Introduction to COBRA Continuation Coverage. July 19, 2018, 12:00–2:00 pm Central (recording available afterwards). Our beginner-level “Learning the Ropes” webinar series is a great opportunity for training new staff members. COBRA violations are frequent fodder for litigation, so it’s crucial that all individuals involved in COBRA administration—employers, administrators, and advisors—understand the rules and the importance of being able to demonstrate the plan’s compliance. We’ll explain the COBRA basics and include some practical tips.