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BENEFIT ADVISORS NETWORK 2022 WEBINAR SCHEDULE

All webinars take place from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

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Webinars have been submitted for credit from HRCI and SHRM, with the exception of BAN Canada webinars or unless otherwise noted.

 

JANUARY

 

Overview of ACA Reporting Requirements  
January 12th, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022ACAReportingRequirements  

In this webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of 2021 ACA reporting requirements that are applicable for both large employers and self-insured plans. Stacy will review the various reporting forms (1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C), indicator codes, and affordability safe harbors. Other topics covered in this webinar include how to report for waiting periods / initial measurement periods, COBRA participants and post-employment coverage, and how to correct reporting mistakes. Stacy will also address common questions and provide best practices.

Key takeaways include:

– How to complete the reporting forms for the calendar year 2021 reporting;
– Which indicator codes and safe harbors apply to various employment situations (e.g., waiting periods, changes in cost, changes in employment status); and
– How to address other situations, such as opt-out payments, union employees, conditional offers of coverage to spouses, and ICHRAs.

 

Update on Reference Based Pricing  
January 19th, Presented by John Marshall
Register at https://bit.ly/2022RBP

Reference-based pricing (RBP) is an alternative to traditional medical pricing that generally stabilizes and/or reduces claims costs. Also known as Medicare Reference-Based Pricing, RBP describes any claim pricing methodology grounded in analysis of an objective value for medical services and adjudicating medical claims based on some multiple of that value usually Medicare-based.

The medical pricing wave of the future is here. Don’t be left behind! Understand the nuances of RBP. Learn how you can benefit from RBP.

 


FEBRUARY

 

HCM Trends Update  
February 9th, Presented by Bobbi Kloss
Register at https://bit.ly/HCMTrendsUpdate

In the world of Human Capital Management, Bobbi Kloss’s webinar provides current information on…

– Developing a culture by marketing your business to attract and retain employees;
– Regulatory HR updates including from the EEOC and the DOL; and
– HR best practices.

Join us to educate yourself on top trends in Human Capital Management (HCM) and find out what you should be focusing on for your workforce needs.

 

Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion in Your Benefits Plan  
February 16th, Presented by Perry Braun
Register at https://bit.ly/DiversityInBenefits2022  

Details coming soon.

 

 

HIPAA Privacy & Security Overview  
February 23rd, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022HIPAAPrivacySecurity

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 under HIPAA, and what to do when there is a breach of PHI.

Key takeaways include:

– Understanding which entities and types of plans are subject to HIPAA’s Privacy rule
– Understanding which information is protected under HIPAA
– 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.

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.

 

 

MARCH

 

BAN Webinar with Greg Carlton  
March 9th, Presented by Greg Carlton
Register at

Details coming soon.

 

 

What You Need to Know – Data Integrations   
March 23rd, Presented by Corrina Nation
Register at https://bit.ly/2022DataIntegrations 

You’ve heard it before: “Data is king” – especially in the world of payroll and benefits. Clean data is critical for progressive organizations to best serve their most valuable assets – their people. How is this achieved? Through Data integration and governance. BTR is here to help employers implement well-sourced data integrations for an overall less complex employee experience.

Join Corrina Nation as she reviews:  

 – The integration acronym soup – from EDIs to APIs to SSOs – and what they really mean!
– Best practices for establishing a new data integration
– Red flags to look out for from vendors who say they can “integrate with anyone”
– How to streamline your benefits system so payroll and ben admin are always in sync

 


APRIL

 

HCM and Technology Trends in 2022 and Beyond     
April 13th, Presented by Corrina Nation and Bobbi Kloss
Register at https://bit.ly/HCMTechnologyTrends2022andBeyond 

Description Pending Approval:  Hear from Corrina Nation of BTR and BAN’s own Bobbi Kloss as they break down the most popular and important trends in the HCM and Technology markets for the future of work. In this webinar attendees will gain an understanding of the trends in HCM, talent, benefits, and more, plus real-life tips for how to incorporate them into their own organizations. The HCM and tech markets are ever-changing, so this webinar will be topical and relevant based on the outcomes of 2021, and the first quarter of 2022.

Topics may include:
•    Talent & the Future of Work – how vendors are responding to the “Great Reshift” of the American workforce
•    Vaccine Tracking – how employers are leveraging technology to track vaccination status and more
•    Private Equity – how can private-equity-backed companies take full advantage of their status in the HR tech space
•    Benefits – how employers are using tech to inform their employees on financial, health, and overall wellbeing benefits  

 

How to Prepare for a DOL Audit  
April 27th, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022DOLAudit  

During this webinar, Stacy H. Barrow, BAN’s Director of Compliance, will provide attendees with tips for surviving a Department of Labor (DOL) audit, including an overview of what to expect during a DOL audit, 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; and
  3. Best practices for audit survival, including which documents to have ready for review.

 


MAY

 

 

Holistic Approaches to Lead2Healthier Assets, Business, People, and Culture  
May 18th, Presented by Perry Braun
Register at https://bit.ly/Lead2Health2022  

 

 

 

Transparency Update: What’s New with the CAA and Transparency in Coverage rules?  
May 25th, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022TransparencyUpdate

In this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance, discusses the current state of the No Surprises Act and the Transparency in Coverage Final Rules, including 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 issues surrounding the No Surprises Act and health plan transparency
  2. A better understanding of new legal and regulatory issues
  3. Insight into relevant court cases

 


JUNE

 

Your Ultimate Guide for A Stress-Free Benefits Technology Deployment  
June 8th, Presented by Corrina Nation
Register at https://bit.ly/Stress-FreeBenefitsTechnology

Benefits are more complex than ever before, and the technology that supports your benefits package is growing at a rapid pace. HR leaders and benefits professionals alike want to make sure employees are armed with the education & information they need to make open enrollment a breeze. That’s why planning and understanding key concepts within the benefits technology space is so critical. In this webinar, Corrina Nation of BTR will walk attendees through the ultimate guide for a successful open enrollment with an emphasis on technology best practices.

Key areas of discussion will include:
•    Why benefits technology plays a central role in a successful open enrollment
•    Tips on leveraging these systems as part of an ongoing communication strategy
•    Timelines for implementation and renewal – yes, good tech needs time to set up!
•    Suggestions for how to be proactive with your tech vendor so data is sent timely to carriers 

 

 

BAN Webinar with Greg Carlton  
June 22nd, Presented by Greg Carlton
Register at

Details coming soon.

 

 


 

JULY

 

Workplace Wellness Programs and Compliance with DOL & EEOC Rules  
July 13th, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022WorkplaceWellnessPrograms

During this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s 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

 


 

SEPTEMBER

 

BTR’s 2022 Employer Technology Survey Results & Key Findings  
September 14th, Presented by Corrina Nation
Register at https://bit.ly/BTR2022TechSurveyResultsKeyFindings

BTR’s second annual Employer HR Technology survey results are here! During this webinar, the HR tech experts at BTR will reveal the results of the 2022 survey and highlight the key findings for you. HR professionals and executives will learn new insights around how other employers in similar industries and markets are using HR tech, how much they’re paying, and how well vendors in different market categories ranked.

Other topics will include how employers can use this data to drive their own HR tech transformation – and all attendees will receive a copy of the complimentary whitepaper with the summary of the results. 

 

BAN Webinar with Greg Carlton  
September 28th, Presented by Greg Carlton
Register at

Details coming soon.

 


 

OCTOBER

 

An Introduction to Managing Global Benefits 
October 12th, Presented by Lewis Mosley
Register at https://bit.ly/2022ManagingGlobalBenefits

This session is aimed at providing a starting block for HR professionals new to managing global benefits. The session will cover the factors a company should consider when starting to build out global benefits with a focus on the following themes:
•    Staying compliant
•    Controlling Costs
•    Managing colleagues’ expectations and curbing internal enthusiasm
•    Implementing an appropriate strategy that will account for your business’ culture
•    Creating a culturally aligned employee benefits program for a growing multinational workforce 

 

 

Consumer-Directed Healthcare and Account-Based Plans:  HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs  
October 26th, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022ConsumerDirectedHealthcare

Join BAN’s 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 of the background of Consumer Directed Healthcare, HSA eligibility and contribution rules, how HSA funds may be used, and how employers may contribute to HSAs. Stacy will also discuss HRAs (including Individual Coverage HRAs) and FSAs.

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 in recent years

 


 

NOVEMBER

 

Compliance and Testing for Mental Health Parity from an Actuarial Perspective  
November 9th, Presented by John Marshall
Register at https://bit.ly/ComplianceTestingMentalHealthParityActuarialPerspective

The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 and subsequent amendments provide that larger group health plans cannot impose annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health benefits that are less favorable than any such limits imposed on medical/surgical benefits.  There are 8 specific MHP tests as well as numerous subtests.  The DOL is now auditing medical plans for MHP.  Plans need to demonstrate compliance at the time of audit.  Are your plans in compliance?  Can you demonstrate compliance?  We will cover these important issues and more.

 

HR for 2023  
November 30th, Presented by Bobbi Kloss
Register at https://bit.ly/HRfor2023

Join Bobbi Kloss for a special webinar on HR for 2023. Bobbi Kloss’s webinar provides current information on…

 – Developing a culture by marketing your business to attract and retain employees;
– Regulatory HR updates including from the EEOC and the DOL; and
– HR best practices.

Join us to educate yourself on how to maintain your employer of choice status, top trends in Human Capital Management (HCM), and what you should be focusing on for your workforce needs in the upcoming year.

 


 

DECEMBER

 

2022 End of Year Compliance Roundup  
December 14th, Presented by Stacy Barrow
Register at https://bit.ly/2022ComplianceRoundup

During the final compliance webinar of our 2022 Educational Webinar Series, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of significant compliance topics in 2022, along with a look at what to expect in 2023. Stacy will review legal and regulatory changes under the ACA, CAA, and other laws applicable to health and welfare plans, and offer thoughts on what to expect in 2023.

Key takeaways include:

  1. A better understanding of major changes in employee benefits law in 2022
  2. Knowledge of court cases most impactful to employee benefit plans in 2022
  3. An understanding of potential changes and guidance expected for 2023
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