This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll managers, benefits managers, accountants, presidents and vice presidents, CFOs, controllers, office managers, consultants, insurance professionals, tax managers, financial planners and analysts, enrolled agents and attorneys.
As a business professional, you know that complying with HIPAA, Cafeteria Plans and COBRA regulations is an important and challenging issue. 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. The day will provide a walk-through of what an employer has to do EVERYDAY to be in compliance with those confusing and ever-changing laws.
Topics to be discussed:
• Basic COBRA Obligations For Employers, Insurers And Self-Insured Employers
• HIPAA – Portability Of Health Plan Coverage, Preexisting Condition And Creditable Coverage
• HIPAA Privacy And Security Rules For Employers And Plans
• Section 125 Cafeteria Plans
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Basic COBRA Obligations For Employers, Insurers And Self-Insured Employers
A. What Employers Are Subject To COBRA
B. State Laws On Continuation Coverage
C. Events That Trigger COBRA Obligations
D. COBRA Notice Requirements
E. COBRA In Mergers And Acquisitions
F. Penalties For COBRA Non-Compliance
G. New Proposed COBRA Regulations
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
III. HIPAA – Portability Of Health Plan Coverage, Preexisting Condition And
A. Overview Of Group Health Portability Provisions
B. Limitations On Preexisting Conditions And Eligibility Requirements
C. Special Enrollment Periods
D. Creditable Coverage And Certificates Of Creditable Coverage
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
IV. HIPAA Privacy And Security Rules For Employers And Plans
A. Overview Of HIPAA Privacy Requirements
B. Who Is A Covered Entity?
C. What Is “Protected Health Information”
D. What Is Required Of “Covered Entities”
E. HIPAA Privacy Implications For Insured And Self-Funded Benefit Plans
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
IV. HIPAA Privacy And Security Rules For Employers And Plans (Continued)
F. Overview Of HIPAA Security Rules
H. Security Risk Analysis For Employers
I. Strategies For Compliance With HIPAA
2:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (Break 3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
V. Section 125 Cafeteria Plans
A. History Of Cafeteria Plans
B. The Reason For Internal Revenue Code Section 125
C. Cafeteria Plan Requirements
D. When Employees May Change Cafeteria Plan Elections
E. Cafeteria Plan Nondiscrimination Rules
F. Record Keeping And Reporting Requirements
3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers