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August 2020

Workplace Wellness Programs and Compliance with the DOL & EEOC Rules

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

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.

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Phase II Workforce Dynamics – Best Practices in Employer Resiliency

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenters:  Bobbi Kloss, Diane Gaking, Armando Llorente

While it is unclear how long COVID-19 (or other workforce dynamic(s)) will affect business operations, employers find themselves in various stages of responsiveness: (1) temporary shutdown, (2) all employees working at physical office sites (3) employees working remotely (4) establishing protocols to safely return employees to a physical office site, (5) or some combination of all.

Affected organizations who want to strategically adapt to workforce dynamics should be prepared to follow one of these scenarios and determine what success will look like:

  • returning the workplace to its original condition
  • restructuring for growth or
  • rebuilding what may have been lost.

To learn more about strategies to help lead and foster the workforce’s adaptability, join us at noon EDT on Wednesday, August 19, for the release of Phase II in the continuing series of HCM Trends: Workforce Dynamics – Best Practices in Employer Resiliency.

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How Reference Based Pricing can Reduce Medical Costs by Creating Custom Built Network Pricing

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter:  John Marshall

Join John Marshall, Senior Actuary and Principal at Windsor Strategy Partners, as he provides an in-depth presentation on creating custom built network pricing to reduce medical costs for your clients with Reference Based Pricing.

The presentation will cover:
1. The history, evolution and current status of RBP;
2. Why RBP is the new wave of transparent medical pricing;
3. How to apply RBP;
4. When to apply RBP;
5. Effect of RBP on plan costs and stop loss costs;
6. Risks and pitfalls associated with RBP;
7. The future of RBP.

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September 2020

Marketing Your Culture

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenters: Bobbi Kloss and Glenn Smith 

More than ever your company culture should be aligned as a part of your overarching business strategy. Not only is company culture part of your brand, which should be an important part of your products or services, it can either be an advocate of your vision, or your opponent.

Your culture should speak to your core values and your company’s unique “why” customers do business with you. When your employees, culture and customers are aligned, they create a community, or bond, that becomes your greatest asset.  This asset will attract the right customers, influencers, partners, and ultimately the right employees to your organization.

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HR Tech & Compliance Best Practices

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenters:  Josh Hoover, Corrina Nation, and Stacy Barrow, Esq.

Join Josh Hoover and Corrina Nation from BTR and Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance in this cohosted webinar on the intersection of technology and compliance.

Takeaways will include:
1. Importance of data security;
2. A better understanding of how technology and compliance are complimentary;
3. Insight into managing your technology to remain compliant.

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Compliance and Security Standards

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter: Matt Jones 

It's not just about employee and customer information, it’s also the employer data and intellectual property data businesses have everywhere, from documents to email to cloud storage to accounting, attacks could cripple small businesses.

This webinar will focus on:
1. Multifactor Authentication
2. Security Audits and Experts
3. Compliance Updates
4. Everyone’s Job

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October 2020

Introduction to Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account-Based Plans: HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, andHRAs

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter: Stacy Barrow, Esq.

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 on 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;
3. How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs have changed under the ACA.

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How Do You Measure Healthcare? (and Why Should I Care?)

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter: Bruce Campbell, PhD, MD

Measuring the health of individuals and groups has been a controversial issue for decades. With the emergence of Value-Based Pricing, costly specialty drugs, and third-party care management vendors, evaluating the both economic and health impact of these initiatives becomes an important factor in evaluating the potential benefits of an initiative.

Takeaways include:
1. Understanding health value metrics.
2. Using health value metrics to determine whether drugs or procedures (for example, bariatric surgery) should be covered by the plan.
3. Understanding Value-based pricing/purchasing strategies in the market.

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November 2020

HR Technology Trends

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenters:  Josh Hoover and Corrina Nation

During this webinar Josh Hoover and Corrina Nation help attendees become more familiar with the different trends in HR Technology, and how to best utilize their current systems (or potentially evaluate new systems).

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 how fluid the HR technology industry is.

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HR for 2021

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter:  Bobbi Kloss

Join Bobbi Kloss for a special webinar on HR for 2021. Bobbi's webinar provides insight in developing a culture to attract and retain employees, regulatory updates including the EEOC and the DOL, and HR best practices. 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.

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December 2020

End of Year Compliance Roundup

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Presenter:  Stacy Barrow, Esq.
(Registration link coming soon!)

During our final webinar of our 2020 Educational Webinar Series, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of significant compliance topics in 2020, along with a look at what to expect in 2021. Stacy will review legal and regulatory changes under the ACA in 2020, a review of other agency guidance in 2020 applicable to health and welfare plans, an update on recent court cases affecting health and welfare plans, and what to expect in 2021.
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