2015 Annual Teleconference Series (10 teleconferences)


Wednesday, January 14 (1pm) - Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (2pm US/Eastern)

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events



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Wednesday January 14, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm January Teleconference
Legislative Outlook for Benefit Programs in 2015
2015 will be an active year for legislation dealing with employee benefits matters. With the Republicans taking control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives in 2015, they will want to show the public that they have a legislative agenda of their own and are not just reflexively against President Obama’s agenda. We will discuss potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, proposals to expand 401(k) plans and how tax reform could impact employer-provided benefit programs.
 
Mr. William F Sweetnam, Jr. Esq.
Principal
Employers Council on Flexible Compensation [ECFC]

Wednesday February 11, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm February Teleconference
What’s in store for FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and Flex under the Leading Health Care Proposals?
Just in time for our March Conference and Hill visits, join John Hickman and Bill Sweetnam for a TAC drill down on leading legislative proposals (including the Hatch and Boustany bills) affecting health care. This call will include a comprehensive walk through of these bills and how they may help (or hurt) your business.
 
Mr. John R. Hickman Esq., CFCI
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Mr. William F Sweetnam, Jr. Esq.
Principal
Employers Council on Flexible Compensation [ECFC]

Wednesday April 08, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 03 April Teleconference
IRS Notice 2015-16 a Deep Dive on the Cadillac Tax Implications for FSAs, HRAs, and HSAs
Is it a Cadillac Tax or a Chevy Tax? Understand the ins and outs of the Excise tax, the impact on employer plans and steps you can take now to prepare for it. As an added bonus, understand the advocacy efforts underway already to mitigate the tax’s impact. . Join Jody L. Dietel, Chief Compliance Officer at WageWorks, Inc. and Allison Ullman, a Principal with Groom Law Group’s Health and Welfare practice for this important session.
 
Ms. Jody L. Dietel ACFCI, CAS
Chief Compliance Officer, WageWorks
WageWorks, Inc.
Allison Ullman

Groom Law Group, Chartered

Wednesday May 13, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 04 May Teleconference
What’s Keeping Health Plan Sponsors Up at Night: Final 6055/6056 Reporting Forms
Join Alston & Bird’s Ashley Gillihan as he walks you through the logistics of ACA required reporting (IRS Forms 1094 and 1095) for employer sponsored health plans. Learn about what’s keeping them up at night and steps they are taking to ensure compliance. This session will include a practical walk through of the required forms and filing requirements.
 
Mr. Ashley Gillihan Esq.

Alston & Bird LLP

Wednesday June 10, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 05 June Teleconference
Big Data Breach: Lessons from Anthem
Join Mark Stember Esq., as he discusses chief takeaways from the three health care breaches to date, plus updates on HIPAA phase 2 audits and on FTC regulation of covered entities.
 
Mr. Mark L. Stember Esq.. CFCI
Attorney
Kilpatrick Townsend

Wednesday July 08, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 06 July Teleconference
Impact of the Supreme Court Decision on Account Based Plans and Employer provided Health Coverage
Join John Hickman, Esq. and Carolyn Smith as they discuss the implications for employers of the Supreme Court’s decision in King v Burwell upholding the payment of premium tax credits through both State and Federal Exchanges.
 
Mr. John R. Hickman Esq., CFCI
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Ms. Carolyn Smith
Counsel
Alston & Bird LLP

Wednesday September 09, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 07 September Teleconference
What Exactly Is a HIPAA Risk Assessment and How do I Prepare One?
Join Kathryn Bakich, J.D., (SVP, National Health Care Compliance Practice Leader in Segal’s Washington, DC office) and Jody L. Dietel, ACFCI, CAS, (Chief Compliance Officer for WageWorks, Inc.) as they walk through the Risk Assessment Requirement and provide practical tools for CEs and BAs to perform their Risk Assessments.
 
Ms. Jody L. Dietel ACFCI, CAS
Chief Compliance Officer, WageWorks
WageWorks, Inc.
Ms. Kathryn L Bakich Esq.
Senior Vice President, National Director Health Care Compliance
The Segal Group

Wednesday October 14, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 08 October Teleconference
Legal Issues for Workplace Wellness and Disease Management Programs
There are a myriad of legal rules relating to wellness and disease management programs in the workplace. Join Mark Stember, Esq. as he examines these rules, including the HIPAA nondiscrimination rules, HIPAA privacy, EEOC, GINA, tax rules, and state laws. Emphasis will be placed on newer changes to these rules, such as the proposed EEOC regulations, the final HIPAA nondiscrimination rules and GINA. We will also examine typical wellness programs in the workplace and discuss how to better position and streamline these programs under applicable laws.
 
Mr. Mark L. Stember Esq.. CFCI
Attorney
Kilpatrick Townsend

Wednesday November 11, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 09 November Teleconference

Wednesday December 09, 2015

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm 10 December Teleconference
2015 Health Benefits Year in Review
Join John Hickman and Ashley Gillihan as they walk through the “top 10” health benefits developments for 2015 and issues to plan for in 2016. This session will help you “make your compliance list and check it twice.”
 
Mr. John R. Hickman Esq., CFCI
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Mr. Ashley Gillihan Esq.

Alston & Bird LLP