SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: Considerations and Impacts for Employee Benefits Plans

July 21, 2022

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Employers have many questions about how the recent SCOTUS Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling could impact benefit plans. The ruling, by itself, does not change anything specifically related to employee benefits. However, it opens the door for significant state legislation that may have an effect on some employer plans. Some of the issues we will discuss include:

  • Differences between the possible effect on fully-insured vs. self-insured plans
  • Considerations related to offering a benefit to assist employees who travel to receive an abortion
  • When might ERISA preemption be a factor to consider
  • And more

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Regulatory Review

August 25, 2022

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The first half of 2022 has been a busy year as the initial requirements under transparency and surprise billing became effective.  We also expect more in the way of regulatory and legislative activity, so please join us for this webinar where we’ll cover these and other important regulatory news that impacts employee benefit plans. 


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Employer Reporting

September 22, 2022

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IRS enforcement efforts around §4980H offer of coverage requirements and §§6055 and 6056 employer reporting requirements continue to increase, resulting in some employers having to pay out employer shared responsibility payments and reporting penalties. With relief no longer available for good faith reporting efforts, it is more important than ever for employers to make sure that reporting on Form 1094-C and Form 1095-Cs is complete and accurately reflects the coverage offered to full-time employees. In addition, all employers offering self-funded (or level-funded) group health plans must report for all covered individuals, including in those states now requiring reporting at the state level. 


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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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