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April 2021

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A DOL AUDIT

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Stacy Barrow

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:
  • An understanding of how employers/plans get selected for audit;
  • Insight into the audit process and what to expect when the DOL comes knocking;
  • Best practices for audit survival, including which documents to have ready for review.
   

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CYBER SECURITY – WHAT TO DO BEFORE AND AFTER A BREACH

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Matt Jones and Former FBI Special Agent Gunner Wagh

Join World Synergy for an exclusive webinar on April 28 that will teach you how to protect your business before a breach, and what to do afterwards.
With the shift to remote work and the dramatic rise in cyber-threats, businesses need new solutions and expertise to combat hackers and cyber-attacks. We will show you how to build a cyber-security strategy to protect your business.
Security at most small- to mid-size businesses is usually an afterthought, and most business owners underestimate the risks. Today it is not a question of if it will happen, but what you need to do to protect yourself when you are breached.
World Synergy Chief Solution Officer Matt Jones and Security Principal Gunner Wagh will discuss how businesses should be rethinking their approach to cybersecurity.

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May 2021

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY: WHAT’S THE REAL STORY?

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Corrina Nation & Josh Hoover

The drive to digital transformation has been supercharged. Employee engagement is on every HR professional’s mind. But what does “employee engagement” really mean, and how does technology help? In this webinar, the experts at BTR will break down employee engagement technologies, how they’re being used in the real market, and what employers should know before offering engagement tools to their workforce.
 

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: WHAT’S NEW WITH THE ACA?

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Stacy Barrow

In this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance, discusses the current state of the Affordable Care Act, including top compliance issues in 2021, new legal and regulatory updates in employee benefits, and a look at recent court cases of interest.
 

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July 2021

WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMS AND COMPLIANCE WITH DOL & EEOC RULES

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Stacy Barrow

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:
An understanding of which laws apply to wellness programs;
  • Information on how the limits on rewards apply;
  • Best practices for ensuring that wellness programs comply with applicable

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ESSENCE MARKETING – STRATEGIC MARKETING ROADMAPS FOR THE NEW BUSINESS LANDSCAPE

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Glenn Smith

Times have changed… has your business strategy evolved along with it? Join this webinar on July 28 to learn how to build your digital marketing strategy for this new economy.
The first step is to build a digital marketing acceleration roadmap that will include your business’s uniqueness as your true north. We will then focus on your content, search engine optimization (SEO), and PPC to set your business up for success.
The experts from World Synergy will illustrate these methods for you to help you build your own roadmap to success.
You will walk away from this webinar with a framework and tactics for building your business digital marketing plan, with a focus on scalable solutions.
 

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August 2021

THE HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP: WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by David Konrad

Dave Konrad will interview 2 Healthcare Industry Experts for insights on where does the money go? A detailed analysis of the four players in employee healthcare and health insurance:
  • Employer;
  • Insurance Company;
  • Employee; and
  • Healthcare
We will explain the financial and service relationships among these healthcare system participants.
 

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DATA INTEGRATIONS: APIs AND EDIs EXPLAINED!

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Corrina Nation & Josh Hoover

Data is only as good as how it’s used. In HR tech, there are many systems that must work together and “integrate” in order to streamline and automate tasks. But integrations require a proper strategy and implementation to work. In this webinar, the experts at BTR will explain the integration acronym soup – from EDIs to APIs – and arm you with the knowledge you need to ensure your next integration project is smooth. Attendees will learn the differences between the major integration types and how they are actually set up, as well as red flags to look out for from vendors.

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September 2021

UNIFIED BUSINESS STRATEGY – LOWER COSTS, INCREASE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY, AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Matt Jones

Don’t miss this webinar by World Synergy to learn the advantages of using a Unified Business Strategy to accelerate your business. We will explore how NetSuite encompasses an entire suite of solutions that can be tailored specifically for your business. From integrating your CRM and eCommerce to inventory and advanced warehouse management, resource planning, Human Resources, and Professional Services Automation, NetSuite has it all in one combined suite.
We will discuss how NetSuite ERP enables organizations to manage costs, optimize accounting efficiency, eliminate manual reporting, streamline procurement processes, and improve overall business productivity. By utilizing NetSuite ERP, you will no longer have to worry about purchasing, installing, integrating, and maintaining multiple application systems, and will be able to:
  • Reduce IT costs by 50%+
  • Accelerate financial close by 20%-50%
  • Cut order-to-cash cycle by 50%+
  • Reduce audit preparation time by 50%
  • Reduce invoicing costs by 25%-75%

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CONSUMER DIRECTED HEALTHCARE AND ACCOUNT BASED PLANS: HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Stacy Barrow

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 and FSAs under the Affordable Care Act.
 
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; and
  3. How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs have changed under the ACA

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October 2021

UPDATE ON REFERENCE BASED PRICING

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by John Marshall

During this webinar John Marshall will help attendees become more familiar with Reference Based Pricing and how it affects overall actuarial pricing.
Keep a close watch on this webinar as the final topics will likely not be verified until a few weeks prior to the webinar date, considering a new administration in D.C. will likely result in issues to talk about of which we are not yet aware.
 

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November 2021

HR FOR 2022

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Bobbi Kloss

Join Bobbi Kloss for a special webinar on HR for 2022.  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.
   
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
 

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December 2021

END OF YEAR COMPLIANCE ROUNDUP

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Stacy Barrow

During our final webinar of our 2021 Educational Webinar Series, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of significant compliance topics in 2021, along with a look at what to expect in 2022. Stacy will review legal and regulatory changes under the ACA and other laws applicable to health and welfare plans and offer thoughts on what to expect in 2022.
   
Key takeaways include:
  • A better understanding of major changes in employee benefits law in 2021;
  • Knowledge of court cases most impactful to employee benefit plans in 2021; and
  • An understanding of potential changes and guidance expected for 2022.

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