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Lockton’s Compliance Services Hosts Complimentary Webcast Series

The Lockton Benefit Group Compliance Services Practice invites you to attend the latest complimentary webcast series providing practical advice on compliance and health reform issues affecting welfare benefit plans.

February 16

HSAs and HRAs: The What, Why, How and More
Healthcare reimbursement programs help employees deal with the drift toward higher deductibles and greater cost sharing. HRAs and HSAs are common reimbursement vehicles, but there are key differences between them.

  • Why offer an HSA vs. an HRA
  • The complex rules governing HRAs
  • The (more) complex rules for HSAs
  • Congressional proposals for making HSAs easier and more attractive         

Led by Edward Fensholt, JD, and Lisa Carlson, JD 

March 23        

ERISA 101: Back to Basics

A refresher for the ERISA veteran, or a great primer for the uninitiated! This session focuses on ERISA fundamentals:

  • ERISA fiduciary duties: Follow the plan, act prudently, avoid self-dealing
  • Complying with ERISA reporting obligations
  • ERISA disclosure requirements: The who, what, when and how...and the penalties for noncompliance          

Led by Rory Akers, JD, and Jeff Lowry, JD

April 13           

HIPAA Privacy and Security: It's That Time of Year Again

Our annual HIPAA privacy and security training, to benefit self-insured plan sponsors (and fully-insured sponsors who are "hands on" their plans' protected health information).

Overview of HIPAA privacy and security rules and how they apply to employer health plans

  • Actions employers need to take to ensure compliance
  • Enforcement environment, including federal audits and penalties for noncompliance

Led by Mark Holloway, JD, and Scott Behrens, JD           

    
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