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An Overview of the ACA Reporting Requirements (Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C) 01/10/2018

Speaker: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP.  Mr. Barrow is a sought after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act.  He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act.  He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.  

In this webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of ACA reporting requirements that are applicable for both, large employers and self-insured plans. Stacy will take a deeper dive into reporting forms, indicator codes and affordability Safe Harbors. Other topics covered in this webinar include how to report for COBRA participants and post employment coverage, how to correct reporting mistakes and address common questions, along with best practices including "limited non-assessment periods". 

Key takeaways include:

1. How to complete the reporting forms based on employer size and type group health plan

2. Which indicator codes and safe harbors apply to various employment situations (e.g., waiting periods, changes in cost, changes in employment status)

3. How to address other situations, such as opt-out payments, union employees, and conditional offers of coverage to spouses 

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: ACA110

HR Trends Update 01/24/2018

BAN HCM Director Bobbi Kloss

Speaker: Bobbi Kloss

With more than 20 years of Human Resource Generalist & Executive Level HCM Management experience, Bobbi Kloss serves as BAN's Director of Human Capital Management Services. With a deep understanding of the increasingly complex and diverse HR industry, Bobbi provides her expertise to BAN's employee benefit brokerage members as well as their employer clients. She oversees all HCM-related functions for the association, initiating pro-active, strategic compliance practices.

In the of world of HR Trends, Bobbi Kloss's webinar provides current information on developing a culture to best market your business and retain employees, regulatory updates, additional HR practices, the EEOC and the DOL. Educate yourself on top trends in Human Capital Management (HCM), and what should you be focusing on for your workforce needs.

Key takeaways include:

1. Developing your culture - marketing for attraction and retention

2. How to market yourself as the employer of choice

3. Best Practices


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password: 
HRT124

 

HIPAA Privacy & Security Overview 02/14/2018

Speaker: Stacy Barrow

Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP. Mr. Barrow is a sought after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act. He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act. He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.

This webinar should be attended by employers with self-insured plans or those with fully insured plans that create, maintain, or receive PHI under HIPAA.

Join Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. for an overview of HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules. During this webinar Stacy will review the different types of entities subject to HIPAA, take an in-depth look at Protected Health Information (PHI), individual rights to HIPAA, and what to do when there is a PHI breach.

Key takeaways include: 

1. Understanding which entities and types of plans are subject to HIPAA's Privacy rule

2. Understanding which information is protected under HIPAA

3. Learn the permitted uses and disclosures of PHI under HIPAA

This webinar satisfies HIPAA training requirements for members of an employer’s HIPAA workforce who handle Protected Health Information (PHI) as part of their job duties.

Note: Many employers with fully insured plans (i.e., no health FSAs or HRAs) will have limited obligations under HIPAA.



12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password: 
HIP214

Todd Owens Models 02/28/2018

BAN Director John Marshall

Speaker: 
John Marshall & Todd Owens

John is a Consulting Actuary with Windsor Strategy Partners, LLC. John leads consulting on pharmacy benefits as well as taking a lead role in FASB and GASB calculations on “other post –employment benefits”. John held the Chief Actuary position at Benecard Services, Inc, an insurer of pharmacy benefit programs. He also severed as Chief Actuary for National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN), a national PPO healthcare company. Previous other employment includes being a Senior Health and Pension Actuary for both Towers Perrin in Cleveland and Deloitte & Touche in Chicago. John is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) as well as an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA.

Todd Owen, President & CEO is dedicated to developing innovative industry leading software solutions for pricing and analysis of healthcare plans and systems, marketing and sales of our application, and delivering a superior level of service and support for our clients.  Prior to Windsor, Todd was at Citibank for 14 years where he was Head of Risk for Citi Asset Management.  Todd holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba, and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Learn more on how benefit advisors can effectively and credibly model the expected impact on projected health benefit claim costs resulting from changes to a group’s benefit plan design. John and Todd will also explore modeling the expected impact on a group’s projected claim cost resulting from changes to the group itself, e.g., the impact of changes to group size and demographics as a result of a merger or an acquisition. 

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: TOM228

Provider Sponsored Health Plans 03/14/2018

BAN Director of Captives David Konrad

Speaker: David Konrad

David Konrad has over 20 years of financial sales, management, and operations experience. Dave is responsible for the program development, design, structure, sales, and marketing of various P&C and Employee Benefit group, single parent, DRP, 831(b), voluntary benefits and other captive programs.

During this educational webinar David Konrad offers BAN members and their clients an overview of how mid-market employers can direct contract with local provider systems, with an emphasis on how a provider sponsored health plan removes the insurance obstacles between patient and provider, while traditional insurance products do not encourage expense reduction by providers, employers or members, this plan aligns incentives for local, quality access to care and cost savings. Key areas of focus include how to implement a health plan that meets the needs of your community, how to deliver a health benefit strategy with a focus on preventative health, how to deploy the most effective cost containment strategies, and how to share in the risk and reward of their collaborate efforts.

Takeaways include:

How employers engage provider systems in 2018

1. Utilizing little or no capital investment

2. For turnkey insurance leadership, experience, and management

3. With an expense load half that of traditional BUCA plans

 This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: PSP314

Specialty Drugs 03/28/2018

Dr. Bruce Campbell

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Campbell

Dr. Campbell brings over 25 years of executive experience in healthcare, information technology, and managed care to our clients. He has held executive staff and operating positions in healthcare services companies, managed care plans, integrated delivery systems, medical groups and healthcare information technology companies.​

High (specialty drug costs for treating some chronic conditions can be as high as $1 million annually for a single plan member) and rising specialty drug costs have become the most important health plan cost driver for many employer groups.  The entry of these drugs into the marketplace has raised important economic, health, and ethical questions for all health plans.

In this Webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review:

1. The clinical effectiveness of commonly used specialty drugs.

2. The cost impact of these drugs, including ROI estimates and future cost projections.

3. The FDA specialty drug approval pipeline.

4. Ethical issues surrounding financing and use of these drugs.

5. Current options for managing costs and ensuring appropriate use of these drugs.

After this webinar, employers will have a better understanding of specialty drug use, the drug release schedule, and most importantly practical action steps to control costs without adversely affecting members’ health and prognosis.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: SD328

How to Prepare for a Department of Labor Welfare Plan Audit 04/11/2018



Speaker: 
Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP.  Mr. Barrow is a sought after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act.  He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act.  He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.  

During this webinar, Stacy H. Barrow, partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP, will provide attendees with tips for surviving a Department of Labor (DOL) audit, background on DOL audits for group health plans, how the DOL audits, and what the DOL looks for during a group health plan audit. 

Takeaways include: 

1. An understanding of how employers/plans get selected for audit

2. Insight into the audit process and what to expect when the DOL comes knocking

3. Best practices for audit survival, including which documents to have ready for review

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits. 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password:
DOL411

Preventive & Disease Management Strategies 04/25/2018



Speaker: 
Dr. Bruce campbell

Dr. Campbell brings over 25 years of executive experience in healthcare, information technology, and managed care to our clients. He has held executive staff and operating positions in healthcare services companies, managed care plans, integrated delivery systems, medical groups and healthcare information technology companies.

Prevention and disease management has moved into the forefront of health as research continues to show the significant benefits of lifestyle changes on health. 

The webinar will provide information to guide you in using effective strategies to decrease risk and improve the overall health of your employees.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: DMS425

Captives - Not Just for the Fortune 500 Anymore! 05/16/2018

Speaker: David Konrad

With 20 years of financial sales, management, and operations experience, Dave Konrad serves as BAN's Captives Director. Dave is responsible for the program development, design, structure, sales, and marketing of various P&C and Employee Benefit group, single parent, DRP, 831(b), voluntary benefits and other captive programs. 

During this webinar David Konrad offers employers and C-suite individuals a deeper dive into captives. Touted as a 201 webinar on captives, David defines what an employee benefit captive is, the differences between an EB captive and a MEWA, advantages and disadvantages, what matters the most when building a captive, and provides insight as to if all EB captives are created equal.

Takeaways include:

Can employers join a captive today?

     - Homogeneous opportunities

     - Heterogeneous opportunities

     - How to join existing captives

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits. 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password:
CAP516

Marketing Your Culture 05/30/2018

Glenn Smith BAN Marketing Director

Speaker: 
Glenn Smith

BAN's Marketing Director, Glenn Smith is CEO and founder of World Synergy. An award winning integrated business services firm offering marketing, applications, and technology, to help CEOs take their business ideas from Thought to Thrive. By developing proven and long term strategies and offering a variety of solutions, he and the World Synergy team have transformed companies “what ifs” it into “done that's.”

More than ever your company culture should be aligned as a part of your overarching business strategy.  Not only is company culture part of your brand, which should be an important part of your products or services, it can either be an advocate of your vision, or your opponent.

Your culture should speak to your core values and your companies unique “why” customers do business with you.  When your employees, culture and customers are aligned, they create a community, or bond, that becomes your greatest asset.

We’ll discuss how this asset helps attract the right customers, partners, and ultimately employees to your organization, and how offering and marketing your total rewards can attract the right candidates.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: MYC530

Affordable Care Act Update – What’s New with the ACA 06/13/2018



Speaker: 
Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP.  Mr. Barrow is a sought after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act.  He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act.  He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.  

In this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance, provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including top compliance issues in 2018, new legal and regulatory updates in employee benefits, and a look at recent court cases of interest.

Takeaways include:

1. An understanding of the top benefits issues in 2017

2. A better understanding of new legal and regulatory issues

3. Insight into relevant court cases​ 

 This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: ACA613

HR Technology Trends 06/27/2018

Josh Hoover BTR

Speaker: Josh Hoover

​Josh Hoover is the Strategic Client Manager for Benefit Technology Resources. His broad experience spans more than a decade of Consulting, Human Resources, Business Development, Sales and Marketing. He offers a unique perspective in HR Technology Consulting as someone who has managed payroll, sold payroll, programmed databases, and developed an HRIS solution. As such, he has seen the process from every angle. Working with clients to find technology that can solve their problems and streamline their processes is where he excels. Developing long-term, strategic relationships with his broker partners is paramount to offering exceptional consulting service and solutions to their clients.

During this webinar Josh Hoover helps attendees become more familiar with the different trends in HR Technology and how to best utilize their current systems, along with potentially evaluate new systems. 

Keep a close watch on this webinar as the final topics will likely not be verified until a few weeks prior to the webinar date, as HR technology trends are changing so quickly.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: HRT627

Telemedicine 07/11/2018

Larry Lee of Life Lock

Speaker: Larry Lee

Over 8 years ago Larry became an expert in identity theft. He started and owns YIG Administration specifically to enroll and administer ID Theft protection services as an employee benefit. Larry has been a large group benefits consultant for the past 37 years.  Because of his results based approach to saving clients’ money he became interested in the impact of Identity Theft on employees and therefore employers.

“A stitch in time saves nine” is an old saw that everyone knows because it is true! Let’s apply this to MEDICAL WELLBEING”

First Aid is key because it is the fastest response and remedy for a medical problem.  Many medical issues can get the fastest appropriate treatment through telehealth. A quick phone call at any time of the day or night and possibly a trip to the 24 hour pharmacy is often all it takes. Delays to get an appointment, time off work and working sick (often to get the same result) are often less effective and always more costly.

Telehealth is good for employers and their benefit plan members. It offsets claims costs and reduces presenteeism.  Success is  simpler than you think. Join Larry to find out the keys to easy and effective implementation which can drive very high utilization which can save your company and your employees time, money and their health.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: TDM711

IT Security in the Workforce 07/25/2018

Matt Jones

Speaker: 
Matt Jones - World Synergy

Whatever the question, “No problem” is always Matt’s answer. He is a calm voice in the storm, solving your most complex technical problems, and he does it with a smile.

Matt enjoys helping people and treats every project as an artist treats his craft. A logical thinker and excellent problem-solver, Matt’s expertise lays in finding and building solutions to better and simplify even the most complex processes. Whether he is redesigning a rack or improving a business partner’s experience, Matt makes each person or place a little better.

It's not just about employee and customer information, it’s also the employer data and intellectual property data businesses have everywhere, from documents to email to cloud storage to accounting, attacks could cripple small businesses.

Focus on:

1. Multifactor Authentication

2. Security Audits and Experts

3. Cloud and Premise Security

4. Everyone’s Job

5. Email and Browsing

Takeaways include a checklist of IT Security Do's and Don'ts

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: ITS725

Workplace Wellness Programs and Compliance with Department of Labor (DOL) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Rules 08/15/2018

Speaker: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP.  Mr. Barrow is a sought after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act.  He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act.  He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.  

During this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance, provides an overview of the legal and regulatory guidelines for wellness programs under DOL and EEOC rules. Attendees will gain an understanding of how DOL and EEOC rules apply depending on the type of wellness program offered, how limits on rewards work depending on the types of wellness programs offered, and recent court cases of interest. 

Takeaways include:

1. An understanding of which laws apply to wellness programs

2. Information on how the limits on rewards apply

3. Best practices for ensuring that wellness programs comply with applicable laws​

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: WWP815

New Health Care - Actuarial 08/29/2018



Speaker: 
John Marshall

John is a Consulting Actuary with Windsor Strategy Partners, LLC. John leads consulting on pharmacy benefits as well as taking a lead role in FASB and GASB calculations on “other post –employment benefits”. John held the Chief Actuary position at Benecard Services, Inc, an insurer of pharmacy benefit programs. He also severed as Chief Actuary for National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN), a national PPO healthcare company. Previous other employment includes being a Senior Health and Pension Actuary for both Towers Perrin in Cleveland and Deloitte & Touche in Chicago. John is a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) as well as an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA.

 

When health care reform takes place there will most likely be new mandated benefits and/or a reduction in current mandated benefits.  The cost impact of these benefits changes will require an actuarial determination to assess the impact on medical plan costs and funding rates.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: ACT829

Identity Theft 09/12/2018



Speaker: 
Larry Lee

Over 8 years ago Larry became an expert in identity theft. He started and owns YIG Administration specifically to enroll and administer ID Theft protection services as an employee benefit. Larry has been a large group benefits consultant for the past 37 years.  Because of his results based approach to saving clients’ money he became interested in the impact of Identity Theft on employees and therefore employers.

The FINANCIAL WELLBEING of employees is a key factor for employers. Employees who have financial problems are more likely to be distracted, have fights with family and even co-workers, make mistakes, cause accidents and even turn over. Identity theft is the fastest growing cause of financial upset for employees.

Data Breach victims are 11 more times more likely to be Identity theft Victims! No wonder smart employers are scrambling for ID Theft protection for their employees. When ID Theft happens to employees (or their family members) it is costly to employers as well. 2 things are Key to effective protection proactive prevention, and covering all members. 

Larry will bring you up to speed on the key things you need to know to understand the cost of Identity Theft to your company and more importantly a few simple ways you can make sure you are getting effective coverage.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password
: IDT912

HR for 2019 09/26/2018

Speaker: Bobbi Kloss

With more than 20 years of Human Resource Generalist & Executive Level HCM Management experience, Bobbi Kloss serves as BAN's Director of Human Capital Management Services. With a deep understanding of the increasingly complex and diverse HR industry, Bobbi provides her expertise to BAN's employee benefit brokerage members as well as their employer clients. She oversees all HCM-related functions for the association, initiating pro-active, strategic compliance practices.

Looking into 2019 Bobbi Kloss's webinar provides insight in developing a culture to best market your business and retain employees, regulatory updates, additional HR practices, the EEOC and the DOL. Educate yourself on how to maintain your employer of choice status, top trends in Human Capital Management (HCM), and what should you be focusing on for your workforce needs in the upcoming year.

Key takeaways include:

1. Developing your culture - marketing for attraction and retention

2. How to market yourself as the employer of choice

3. Best Practices

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password:
HR926

Introduction to Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account-Based Plans: HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs 10/17/2018



Speaker: 
Stacy Barrow

Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Co-Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP. Mr. Barrow is a sought after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act. He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act. He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.

Join BAN's Co-Director of Compliance, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. for an informative webinar on Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account-Based Plans. Webinar attendees will gain an understanding on the background of Consumer Directed Healthcare, HAS eligibility and Contribution Rules, how to use HSA funds, and employer contributions to HSAs. Stacy will also discuss HRAs and FSAs under the Affordable Care Act. 

Key takeaways include: 

1. An understanding of the rules surrounding high deductible health plans (HDHPs)

2. How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can coordinate with HDHPs

3. How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs have changed under the ACA

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password: 
CDH1017

Self Funding Strategies 10/31/2018

Pat Campola BAN Reinsurance Director

Speaker: Pat Campola

As BAN's Reinsurance Director, Pat Campalo's background includes serving as a Senior Vice President of Operations and the Chief Medical Officer of a national managed care company and as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of a public company operating Medicare Special Needs Plans and disease management programs.​

Join Pat Campola for a special, educational webinar on Self Funding Strategies. Pat will provide attendees with an overview on the essentials of sales presentations, how to compete for currently self-insured groups, and servicing clients during the plan years. Pat will also offer insight on Target Markets and where the "low hanging fruit" is, along with Stop Loss policy options and what to include or avoid.

Key takeaways include: 

1. Where to find new business opportunities

2. How to best present the self insuring concept

3. Do's and Don'ts when purchasing stop loss coverage

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Password:
SFS1031

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