Participant Notices Required to Administer Employer Health Plans Overwhelms Employers

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UBA Employer Webinar Series, Featuring Julia M. Vander Weele and Kenneth A. Mason.

UBA Employer Webinar Series, Featuring Julia M. Vander Weele and Kenneth A. Mason.

Learn from the employee group benefit experts, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.ET about the gamut of notices required to administer an employer health plan in this era of health care reform.

Even before the passage of comprehensive health care reform, the number of participant notices required to administer an employer group health plan had become overwhelming. Many of these notices, such as those required under COBRA or HIPAA, are event-driven. But in recent years, the number of annually required notices has also grown. Starting with the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act, these annual notices have grown to include those required under Medicare Part D and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Now comes health care reform, and the notices have only multiplied. Some of these new notices are one-time requirements (in some cases, with fairly tight deadlines), while others must be provided annually. Fortunately, the government has issued model notices that can be used to satisfy most of these new notice obligations.

When? Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 - 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT

Cost? This webinar is 90 minutes and is an exceptional value for only $149. Webinar fee discounts may be available through your local UBA Member Firm

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For more information contact Bill Olson, United Benefit Advisors (UBA) 317-660-6652

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS – Julia M. Vander Weele, is a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP and practices in the firm's Employee Benefits Group. She is also a member of the ERISA Litigation Group. Prior to joining Spencer Fane, Julia worked as in-house counsel for Fortis Benefits Insurance Company, where she managed ERISA litigation and advised senior management on other ERISA issues related to group disability, life, and dental products. Kenneth A. Mason, Partner is also a partner with Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP and heads the Employee Benefits Group. He concentrates on ERISA and other aspects of employee benefits law, including both tax and fiduciary issues, substantial involvement with retirement and welfare plans, executive deferred compensation, federal employment discrimination statutes, and issues unique to governmental and other tax-exempt employers.

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