Legal & Regulatory Update and Transparency Notice & Disclosure Requirements

August 26, 2021
 
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It continues to be a busy year, and we expect more regulatory and legislative activity that impacts employee benefit plans. This month’s webinar will focus on new regulations, FAQs, and other guidance issued over the previous months to help employers keep up-to-date on all the ever-changing employee benefit compliance requirements! We will also spend some time discussing the health cost transparency rules, including notice and disclosure requirements, that apply to employer sponsored health benefit plans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) 2021.

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Handling MLR Rebates

September 23, 2021

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It’s that time of year again! Employers who sponsor a fully-insured group health plan may be receiving a Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate from their insurers. In this webinar, we’ll be discussing several of the common issues related to these rebates, including how much (if any) of the rebate should be distributed to plan participants; how quickly the participant’s share must be distributed; options employers have in distributing the participant’s share; and the tax consequences of the various available distribution options.

 

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Series Presenters:

Bob Radecki, President, Benefit Comply, LLC
Bob has more than 30 years’ experience in the HR and employee benefits industry helping employers deal with difficult benefit and compliance matters. He has served as the principal HIPAA consultant to a number of health insurance companies and is recognized as an expert on a variety of benefit compliance issues including COBRA, FMLA and health reform. Bob has been the featured speaker at numerous industry events and conferences, and has published many articles on various compliance issues.
 
Regan Blomme, J.D., Senior Consultant, Benefit Comply, LLC
Regan Blomme has experience working as an attorney for a major Fortune 500 company and for a PEO providing benefits and HR services to small employers. She has also worked as a legal researcher for Thomson Reuters. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Regan worked as an account manager in a leading insurance agency in the Minneapolis area, so she understands the issues and challenges facing employee benefit consulting firms and agencies. Regan received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, an MBA from The University of St. Thomas and is a member of the Minnesota Bar Association.

Fritz Hewelt, Senior Consultant, Benefit Comply, LLC
Fred W. (“Fritz”) Hewelt brings more than 30 years of experience to his clients, assisting them with a broad range of issues related to the evaluation and remediation of employee benefit and human resource compliance challenges. Fritz has also assisted numerous clients with welfare benefit plan due diligence in merger and acquisition situations. Fritz holds a BS in business administration from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois. He also has earned designation as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI).

Mark Hoaglund, HIPAA Privacy and Securiy Specialist, Benefit Comply, LLC
Mark Hoaglund has helped more than 200 companies with their HIPAA compliance needs. Before becoming a compliance specialist, Mark worked for Fortune 500 companies including Pillsbury and Honeywell as a senior manager and project manager. He has extensive experience with data security and security management. Mark held lead positions in application development, application support, and computer operations. Mark received a computer programming certificate from Brown Institute, Minneapolis, MN and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

Mark Major, J.D., Senior Consultant, Benefit Comply, LLC
Mark Major has more than 30 years' experience with employee benefit plan legal compliance as in-house ERISA counsel, as a lead U.S. compliance attorney for Mercer Consulting. Mark's practice specializes in health, welfare and retirement benefits law supporting small and large employers. Mark is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations.


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