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September 2021

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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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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August 2021

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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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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July 2021

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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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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May 2021

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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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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April 2021

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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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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COVID-19 Compliance Update for Employers

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Presented by Zywave Content Attorneys
Keeping up with compliance issues related to COVID-19 can feel overwhelming.
Join our legal content attorneys as they explain the latest information on the American Rescue Plan Act and other guidance from the DOL, EEOC and OSHA.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
• Updated information on employer requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic
• Updates on new COVID-19 relief efforts, including the COBRA premium subsidy

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MARKETING – THE UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

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

Presented by Glenn Smith and Jay Kozar

How is your website working for you? How are you stacking up against your competition? Join World Synergy for an exciting webinar on April 14 to learn how sophisticated A.I. can help you dominate 2021 and beyond.
Despite these turbulent times of ups, downs, and constant changes, the industry’s first and only A.I. solution can instantly analyze billions of data points to gather real-time research, recommendations, competitive analysis, and opportunity forecasting to help you predict the formerly-unpredictable.
In this exclusive, on-demand webinar, the leaders at World Synergy will teach you:
  • How to transform your online content into tangle business results like traffic, leads, and
  • How to see how your marketing campaigns can be expected to perform before they even
  • How I. is the key to understanding your audiences in every stage of the sales process.
  • How to see what is working for your competition, and what you can do to surpass
  • How making data-driven decisions with advanced I. technology will make you a better marketer.

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March 2021

HARVEST YOUR HEALTH PLAN’S LOW HANGING FRUIT

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by David Konrad

When mid-sized Employers self-fund, they can flatline their plan costs without increasing members’ deductibles every year. David Konrad explains how it can be possible in this webinar. Learn how hundreds of companies are controlling their health plan’s costs year over year. We will review specific examples of how Employers are harvesting the low hanging fruit in the first few years of self-funding.
     

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HCM TRENDS UPDATE and the AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Bobbi Kloss & Stacy Barrow, Esq.

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
Stacy Barrow will discuss the Benefit Related Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
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.
   

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GLOBAL BENEFITS: MULTINATIONAL POOLING THE PRO’S & CONS TO CENTRALIZING YOUR INSURERS

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
IFSB Webinar

Presented by Lewis Mosley

This webinar will focus on educating HR professionals on the positive and negative arguments for centralising their global benefits efforts to a single insurer network. The session will consider the benefits to the business, the impact on employees and any risk associated with such an approach for both growing and established multinationals. The attendee will benefit from insight into key indicators which will allow them to ask educated questions if such approach was proposed to them.
 

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February 2021

HR TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: REVIEW OF BTR’S 2020 HR TECH SURVEY

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

Presented by Corrina Nation & Josh Hoover

The year 2020 was filled with many ups and downs. One of the positives was BTR’s first-ever HR Technology survey was released!  During this webinar, the HR tech experts at BTR will be reviewing the data collected in their mid-market client survey and talk through the key findings.
HR professionals will be able to learn new insights around how other employers are using HR tech, how much they’re paying, and which vendors are the most highly ranked.
 
Other topics will include how employers can use this data to drive digital transformation, how they can leverage tech to streamline their processes, and more.
 

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HIPAA PRIVACY & SECURITY OVERVIEW

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

Presented by Stacy Barrow

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
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.
 

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January 2021

STATE OF THE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION MARKET: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BENEFITS PLATFORM

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

Presented by Corrina Nation & Josh Hoover

With so many options in the market, how do you know which benefits administration system is best for you?
Join the experts at BTR as they discuss the current state of the benefits administration industry, the key functionality differences between leading benefits platforms, where the market as a whole is headed, and how that impacts you as an employer or HR professional.
In this webinar, attendees will learn how to improve their employees’ experience through the power of a benefits administration platform, tips on leveraging these systems as part of an ongoing communication strategy, and learn questions to ask a vendor before signing on the dotted line.

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Overview of ACA Reporting Requirements

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
In this webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of 2020 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: 
  1. How to complete the reporting forms for the calendar year 2020 reporting;
  2. Which indicator codes and safe harbors apply to various employment situations (e.g., waiting periods, changes in cost, changes in employment status);
  3. How to address other situations, such as opt-out payments, union employees, conditional offers of coverage to spouses, and ICHRAs.
Presenter:  Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., Legal & Compliance Director
Stacy Barrow is BAN’s Director of Compliance and a partner at Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP. Mr. Barrow is a sought-after speaker on all aspects of employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act. He has published numerous articles and has been widely quoted on issues arising under the Affordable Care Act. He is widely recognized by clients, opposing counsel, and national law firm ranking organizations as among the best in the field.

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December 2020

End of Year Compliance Roundup

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
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.

November 2020

HR for 2021

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
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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HR Technology Trends

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
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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October 2020

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

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
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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Introduction to Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account-Based Plans: HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, andHRAs

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
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.

Register »

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