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COBRA, HIPAA, & the ACA
COBRA, HIPAA, & the ACA
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has transformed the health care landscape and altered the way familiar employee benefits laws interact.

This webinar will discuss the impact of the ACA on employers’ responsibilities under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as cover key ACA developments. The impending Cadillac tax, IRS penalty notices reporting and other regulatory developments will be addressed.

ACA Impact on Consumer-Driven Accounts
ACA Impact on Consumer-Driven Accounts
Health insurance premiums have been on the rise while out-of-pocket costs have been increasing for employees at the same time.

This dual effect has created an increased growth for Consumer-Driven Accounts (CDAs), which include Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). This webinar will summarize each type of CDA and provide information on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to CDAs. Attendees will also learn the primary benefits of having a strong CDA offering for employees.

Imaging Quality
Imaging Quality
Orthopaedic surgeons rely on imaging in order to make and confirm a diagnosis, which directly drives surgical decisions.

It’s also used to gain additional information, to help the surgeon when an examination is less than ideal, to evaluate the severity of the patient’s problem, and to confirm a diagnosis made on exam before proceeding with more invasive procedures. A variety of imaging tools are available to the surgeon and the selection of the right tool is based on what information is needed in order to provide the appropriate and most effective treatment. There is considerable variability in quality, particularly in MRI; those who understand the factors impacting MRI quality will be better equipped to select MRI services providing the best clinical information. Webinar participants will learn the types of imaging tools, what information the various tools provide, how to choose the right type of imaging based on the information needed, and how to evaluate MRI quality.

Healthcare Reform
Healthcare Reform
The Affordable Care Act continues to confuse employers, with constant changes and updates.

This webinar will discuss the legal issues and penalties that have occurred recently as well as upcoming events. In the second half of the webinar, she will discuss Wellness Programs and how the rules have changed for employers. Don’t miss this important and timely webinar!

ACA Update
ACA Update
Mid-year Health Care Reform (ACA) Update

• An overview of the latest ACA updates and their impacts Local market (state of Illinois) Health Benefits Updates • A look at what’s happening recently in the Group marketplace in Illinois. Includes: -Carrier strategies/changes -Market conditions and drivers -Key takeaways to drive your businesses’ benefits decisions Benefits available to you as a member of the IL Chamber • An overview of the employer health benefits services you can take advantage of as an IL Chamber member How to make informed benefits decisions for your business and employees • A summary of benefits decision impacts for your business, based on the above information

Case Law on ADA & FMLA
Case Law on ADA & FMLA
Come learn about the most recent case law decisions that impact Illinois employers when it comes to dealing with ADA and FMLA issues.

This webinar will provide you much needed information about staying compliant with the ADA and FMLA, including going over the most common types of claims employers can face and the employer practices and procedures that courts are identifying as good or bad. Taught By Michael Wong, attorney at SmithAmundsen.

Handling Employee Medical Issues
Handling Employee Medical Issues
This webinar provides insight into the alphabet soup of employment laws and regulations related to employee medical issues including the FMLA, ADA, IHRA, HIPAA, WC and others.

This fast-paced presentation will provide valuable insight and best practices for business owners, human resources professionals, and attorneys operating in an increasingly regulated and litigious environment.

Affordable Care Act & the Caddillac Tax- What's next?
Affordable Care Act & the Caddillac Tax- What's next?
While many questions have been answered about Affordable Care Act implementation, many more remain.

This session will examine the current state of the Cadillac tax and what it might look like when it becomes effective. We will also explore what to expect later this year and next year as the IRS ramps up its employer mandate enforcement efforts. Finally, we’ll talk about how to appeal a determination that your organization faces a penalty under the employer mandate.

Zika! Ebola! Tuberculosis! Infectious Diseases in the Workplace
Zika! Ebola! Tuberculosis! Infectious Diseases in the Workplace
Join the attorneys from SmithAmundsen LLC for a lively webinar on infectious diseases in the workplace.

Topics will include: Preparing for the inevitable; recognizing hazards and exposure; critical response- containment, mitigation, and remediation; communicating with the workforce and public- balancing HIPAA and privacy concerns with the right to know; Worker' compensation and occupational diseases act issues; OSHA reporting; and employee leave issues- FMLA, ADA, and others.

ACA Reporting- Still Confused?
ACA Reporting- Still Confused?
The IRS recently extended the filing deadlines associated with the new 2015 ACA reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056.

Whether you're taking advantage of this extension and auditing the data on your company's 2015 Form 1094-C/1095-Cs, or whether you're preparing for the smoother reporting process in 2016, this webinar is designed to cover several key best practices associated with this important compliance exercise.

The Affordable Care Act: A Legal Blueprint for Illinois Employers
The Affordable Care Act: A Legal Blueprint for Illinois Employers
The Affordable Care Act is a convoluted, confusing massive federal law.

Though we've been hearing about it for years, it is constantly changing and evolving and employers need to keep up with the updates on a regular basis. This webinar explains what has happened recently, what's coming for 2016 and beyond. Though your company may not be affected by the need to add insurance coverage for your employees, there are action items with which we all need to be in compliance. This webinar describes the newest regulations, paperwork requirements, etc. for the Affordable Care Act to help you be in compliance.

COBRA, HIPAA and the ACA: Updates for 2016 & Beyond
COBRA, HIPAA and the ACA: Updates for 2016 & Beyond
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has transformed the health care landscape and altered the way familiar employee benefits laws interact.

This webinar will discuss the impact of the ACA on employers' responsibilities under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as cover ACA updates. The impending cadillac tax, IRS reporting requirements and other regulatory developments will be covered.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
This presentation addresses the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act Implementation topics

including compliance, grandfathered health plans, claims, internal appeals and external review, dependent coverage of children, preexisting condition exclusions, the 90 day waiting period limitation, HIPAA nondiscrimination and wellness programs. Additionally, informational resources will be provided.

 

 

 

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