This seminar is designed for human resource managers, controllers, CPAs, plan administrators, enrolled agents, payroll professionals, financial professionals, financial planners, insurance professionals and attorneys.
As a business professional, you know that complying with ERISA, COBRA and HIPAA regulations is an important and challenging issues. This comprehensive and dynamic one-day seminar is designed to provide you with a better understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework of these important federal regulations, and will prepare you and your business for meeting compliance requirements and avoiding costly penalties.
Topics to be discussed include:
• An Overview Of HIPAA Including Its Portability, Market Rules And Administrative Simplification
• A Historical Background And Overview Of ERISA Including Reporting And Disclosure Rules
• COBRA Continuation Coverage Requirements
8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
1. Legislative History
1. Preexisting Condition Exclusions
2. Certificate Of Creditable Coverage
3. Special Enrollment Rights
C. Insurance Market Rules
1. Group Insurance Market
2. Individual Insurance Market
D. Administrative Simplification
3. Electronic Transactions And Code Sets
E. Other Rules
4. Tax Opportunities
10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. ERISA (Part One)
A. Brief Historical Background Of ERISA
B. Overview Of ERISA’s Structure
C. Employee Benefit Plans Covered By ERISA
D. ERISA Preemption
E. Enforcement Of ERISA Rights
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
II. ERISA (Part Two)
F. ERISA Reporting And Disclosure
G. Summary Plan Description Requirements
H. Sources Of Law
I. Sources Of Information
2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
2:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
III. COBRA Continuation Coverage Requirements
B. Plans That Must Comply With COBRA
C. Notice Requirements
D. Number Of Health Plans Available
E. No “Core Coverage Only” Requirement
F. Qualified Beneficiaries
G. Qualifying Events
H. Eligibility For And Termination Of COBRA
I. Election Of COBRA
J. COBRA Premium Payment
K. Disability Extension
L. Notice To Providers
M. Deductibles And Plan Limits
N. Similarly Situated Non-COBRA Beneficiaries
O. Relocation Of A Qualified Beneficiary
P. Business Reorganizations
Q. Current COBRA Issues