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    Health and Welfare Hot Spots - How Should an Employer Comply with Uncertainty and Change in 2018?

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    Health plan sponsors, administrators, insurers and advisors face tremendous continuing legal uncertainty heading to the 2019 health plan renewal and enrollment periods from ongoing litigation, legislative, regulatory and market changes. The resulting chaos means that even what you thought you knew were the rules may not be the same by the time enrollment or implementation begins. This program will highlight selected key legal issues and bonfires to watch out for.
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    You will receive tips for coping with new and evolving health plan litigation, regulations and enforcement developments reshaping your client’s plan requirements as you rollout 2019 health plan enrollment and implementation including:

    • Religion, LGBT+, disability and other employment discrimination risks emerging from evolving litigation, regulatory and enforcement developments
    • Constitutional and other litigation challenges and regulatory and enforcement changes impacting individual and employer mandates, essential health benefits, wellness, short-term health plan, “skinny” plans, surprise billing and other claims and appeals administration, market reform and other ACA mandates
    • HSA and high deductible health plan, direct primary care, transparency, fiduciary responsibility, insurance regulatory, ERISA preemption and other developments
    • Review of the final Association Health Plan (AHP) regulation and the state law implications of AHP expansion, worker classification litigation and enforcement, and other developments affecting participation, coverage, non-discrimination and reporting and disclosure issues
    • Mental health parity, EEOC, ACA, and other emerging practices and legal issues from health plan and employer efforts to address opioids and prescription drugs, medical marijuana and other mental health and substance use disorder design and administration issues
    • Other new developments in litigation, regulation, legislation and enforcement impacting health plan design, administration and enforcement
    • Plan design issues you should consider including contracting and administration strategies and times to help your health plan survive the swift-water rapids to come.
      You will receive supplemental reference materials to review after the Webinar

     

    Moderator: Jason Lacey, Foulston Siefkin LLP,Wichita, KS
    Panelists: Cynthia M. Stamer, Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, PC, Plano, TX
    Elizabeth Ysla Leight, SPBA, Chevy Chase, MD
    Mary Ellen Signorille, AARP Foundation Litigation, Washington, DC 

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    Aug 21, 2018

    2018-08-21T13:00:00.000Z 2018-08-21T14:35:00.000Z Health and Welfare Hot Spots - How Should an Employer Comply with Uncertainty and Change in 2018? Health plan sponsors, administrators, insurers and advisors face tremendous continuing legal uncertainty heading to the 2019 health plan renewal and enrollment periods from ongoing litigation, legislative, regulatory and market changes. The resulting chaos means that even what you thought you knew were the rules may not be the same by the time enrollment or implementation begins. This program will highlight selected key legal issues and bonfires to watch out for.

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    Joint Committee On Employee Benefits

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