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December 2019

End of Year Compliance Roundup

December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
During our final webinar of our 2019 Educational Webinar Series, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of all things compliance in 2019, along with a look at what to expect in 2020. Attendees will receive an update on legal and regulatory changes under the ACA in 2019, a review of other agency guidance in 2019 applicable to health and welfare plans, an update on recent court cases affecting health and welfare plans, and what to expect in 2020.

Key takeaways include:

  • A better understanding of major changes in employee benefits law in 2019
  • Knowledge of court cases were most impactful to employee benefit plans in 2019
  • An understanding of potential changes and guidance expected for 2020

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November 2019

HR for 2020

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Speaker:  Bobbi Kloss, Human Capital Management Director, BAN

Join Bobbi Kloss for a special webinar on HR for 2020. 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 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Speaker:  Josh Hoover, Strategic Client Manager for Benefit Technology Resources (BTR)

During this webinar Josh Hoover helps attendees become more familiar with the different trends in HR Technology and how to best utilize their current systems, along with 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, as HR technology trends are changing so quickly.

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October 2019

Plan Performance Reporting

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Speaker:  Dr. Bruce Campbell, Actuarial Director, Benefit Advisors Network (BAN)

Newer analytic techniques (based on “big data” analysis in other industries) are being implemented in the health and medical benefits spaces. These techniques have the potential to transform cost control and risk mitigation in employer-sponsored health plans.

In this Webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review:

  • How these techniques work and are applied in other industries
  • Examples of the emerging use of these techniques in private health plans
  • Options for implementing advanced analytics at the employer level.

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HR Technology: 2019 HR Tech Conference & Expo

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Speakers: 
Josh Hoover,
Director of HR Tech, BAN and Director of Client Relations & Strategic Initiatives for Benefit Technology Resources (BTR) and
Corrina Nation, Business Development Project Manager, BTR

On October 1-4, BTR will attend the annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, where we will join with leading HR leaders and professionals to gain insight on the best technologies for HR administration needs. Over 450 exhibitors will showcase the newest technologies, trends, and features of all things HR Tech. And we want to share all the goodies with you!

We are proud to announce our first employer-centric webinar, where you will hear all about:

  • The latest industry trends
  • How to drive HR success with technology
  • How to optimize usage of your current HR systems
  • What to look for when in the market.
In this webinar, we will guide you in your HR Technology journey providing you with the understanding you need to move forward in the HR Technology arena. You won’t want to miss it — REGISTER TODAY!

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

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Speaker:  Stacy H. Barrow, Esq,  Director of Compliance, Benefit Advisors Network

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:

·         An understanding of the rules surrounding high deductible health plans (HDHPs)

·         How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can coordinate with HDHPs

·         How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs have changed under the ACA

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September 2019

IT Security in the Workforce

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
IT Security in the Workforce
Matt Jones, Presenter

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.

Focus on:

  • Multi factor Authentication
  • Security Audits and Experts
  • Cloud and Premise Security
  • Everyone’s Job;
  • Email and Browsing

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Marketing Your Culture

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Marketing Your Culture
Glenn Smith, Presenter

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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August 2019

Workplace Wellness Programs and Compliance with DOL & EEOC Rules

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

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 laws

Attendance at live webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

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July 2019

SPECIALTY DRUG UPDATE

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

SPECIALTY DRUG UPDATE
Presented by Bruce Campbell, PhD, MD

High (specialty drug costs for treating some chronic conditions can be as high as $1 million annually for a single plan member) and rising specialty drug costs have become the most important health plan cost driver for many employer groups. The entry of these drugs into the marketplace has raised important economic, health, and ethical questions for all health plans.
In this Webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review:

  • The clinical effectiveness of commonly used specialty drugs;
  • The cost impact of these drugs, including ROI estimates and future cost projections;
  • The FDA specialty drug approval pipeline;
  • Ethical issues surrounding financing and use of these drugs;
  • Current options for managing costs and ensuring appropriate use of these drugs.

Attendance at live webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

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WORKING WITH YOUR INDEPENDENT TPA, PBM, AND NETWORKS TO CONTROL YOUR HEALTH PLAN COSTS

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

WORKING WITH YOUR INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY ADMINISTRATOR, PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGER, AND NETWORKS TO CONTROL YOUR HEALTH PLAN COSTS
Presented by David Konrad

This session will take a deep dive into the benefits of working with Independent Third-Party Administrators, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and Narrow Networks. What is an Independent TPA and PBM? How are PBMs and TPAs paid? What is a Narrow Network? How does our plan implement these strategies? Answers to these and many other questions will be explored.

Attendance at live webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

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June 2019

How to Solve the Biggest HR Tech Problems

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

HR Technology can be used during the entire employee life cycle, from candidate to COBRA, to pinpoint and fix the gaps.

Josh Hoover will explain how using communication, automation, and integration can help.  You'll learn how:

  • Effective communications can help with expectation management, relationship building, and relationship strengthening to build a better employee experience;
  • Efficient automation can build on these communications for easier use, freeing up time for more strategic tasks and manual knowledge work;
  • Non-automated tasks can be integrated with a more robust platform, and how to explore the possibilities & limitations to find programs that work for you.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

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Helping Employers Understand HSAs

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
Health Savings Account (HSAs) are an increasingly popular type of health care spending account. Employers may have questions about HSA plan designs or they may receive questions from their employees about using HSAs. In this webinar, Zywave’s attorneys will review the legal rules for HSAs.

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ACA Update: What’s New with the ACA

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar
An overview of the Affordable Care Act, including top compliance issues in 2019, new legal and regulatory updates in employee benefits, and a look at recent court cases of interest. 

Takeaways from this informative webinar presented by Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance include:

  • An understanding of the top benefits issues in 2019
  • A better understanding of new legal and regulatory issues
  • Insight into relevant court cases
This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits.

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May 2019

Streamline Your Daily Workflows with Toolbox

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

The MyWave Portal Toolbox helps you fulfill your unique HR and compliance duties. With the applications found in the Toolbox, you can generate total compensation statements in minutes, leverage sample job descriptions and much more. Better still, these low-maintenance solutions are available 24/7, connecting you to services that can streamline your business and make your life that much easier—all with just a click of a button.

Learn how to use the MyWave Toolbox to streamline your daily workflow and answer your HR, compliance and risk management questions.

This webinar will dive deeper into…

  • The Employee Handbook Builder
  • The Interview Question Builders
  • The Multi-State Law Comparison Tool

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MEDICAL COSTS: DRIVERS & INTERVENTIONS

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

MEDICAL COSTS: DRIVERS & INTERVENTIONS
Presented by Dr. Bruce Campbell

THIS WEBINAR IS FOR SELF-FUNDED HEALTH PLANS

New research has identified diagnoses and treatments that have the most important impact on cost and forward risk. 

Understanding these cost/risk drivers will allow plan sponsors to focus on actions that will have the greatest cost control and risk mitigation impacts. 

In this webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review: 

  • New information about diagnoses and procedures with the greatest impact on cost/risk; 
  • Use of gaps in care and risk measures to identify cohorts or members at high risk; 
  • Prioritizing cohorts and/or members for plan-wide or individual intervention; and, 
Practical action steps to control cost and mitigate risk in these cohorts.

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LEAD YOUR EMPLOYEES TO HEALTH

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

LEAD YOUR EMPLOYEES TO HEALTH

Presented by John O'Connell

Join John O'Connell for a session on how to become a healthcare warrior for your employees, enabling them to:

  • Use healthcare more efficiently;
  • Make better decisions around cost & quality by sharing easy-to-use tools;and
  • Eliminate wasteful spending.

Employers will learn first-hand how to engage their employees to create outstanding results for the utilization of benefits and services provided to them.

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April 2019

Marketing with Voice and Video in Today’s World

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Marketing with Voice and Video in Today's World
Presented by Glenn Smith

In today’s world where content is king, voice and video are the crown jewels of reach and effectiveness. It is how the future of content will be distributed and consumed.

Learn how to use Voice and Video in the journey of recruiting and maintaining your:

  • Customers and prospective customers, creating a client base that works for you, your employees, and your organization;
  • Employees and prospective employees, enabling you to advance your organization with a loyal and enthusiastic workforce.

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Implementing and Managing a Global Employee Benefits Strategy in a Growing Multinational Business

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Implementing and Managing a Global Employee Benefits Strategy in a Growing Multinational Business
Presented by Lewis Mosley


This webinar will focus on educating HR professionals on the challenges involved when dealing with the employee benefits program for a growing multinational workforce and how to implement an appropriate strategy which will account for your business’ culture whilst maintaining compliance with local legislation. 

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How to Recruit and Hire the Best Talent – for Companies of Every Size

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

How to Recruit and Hire the Best Talent - for Companies of Every Size
Presented by Lillian Shapiro & John Breslin, HR360

With virtually full employment, employers of every size need the best interactive tools and a step-by-step process to recruit and hire top talent.

This webinar will include:

· How to develop a winning compensation package (it’s not always about the salary)
· How to attract millennials
· Interactive tools that simplify and effectively support the recruitment process

 

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How to Prepare for a DOL Audit

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Webinar

How to Prepare for a DOL Audit
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:
  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;
  3. Best practices for audit survival, including which documents to have ready for review.

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March 2019

HR Trends Update

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
HR Trends Update, Presented by Bobbi Kloss

Data Transfer Security

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Data Transfer Security, Presented by Tim Burnett
Not eligible for continuing education credits.

Working with Your Independent Stop Loss Carrier to Control Costs

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4

Working with Your Independent Stop Loss Carrier to Control Costs, Presented by David Konrad 

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