Key Group Health Plan Compliance Issues in 2021

Employee Practices and Liability Insurance (EPLI) Webinar: Key Group Health Plan Compliance Issues in 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Speaker: Wesley (Wes) H. Covert, Partner, Laner Muchin, Ltd

Description:
Attendees will be provided with legal updates related to group health plans that impact ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other federal laws. New federal disclosures required of health plans beginning in 2022 will be covered, as well as the latest in mental health parity guidance. The webinar will also provide attendees with best practices regarding maintaining plan documents that comply with ERISA, administering the COBRA subsidies under the federal stimulus legislation, recent changes to Section 125 cafeteria plans, and other relevant legal topics that pertain to group health plans.

Objectives:
> Increased awareness of new health plan disclosure requirements beginning in 2022

> Better understanding of recent amendments to the Mental Health Parity and Equity Act and the impact on health plans

> Being equipped to address a Department of Labor health plan audit by understanding ERISA’s plan document requirements

> Best practices related to administering the COBRA subsidies

> Review of recent changes to Section 125 Cafeteria Plan changes that employer’s may implement

Intended Audience:
Executive teams, corporate and campus risk managers, administrators, medical directors, PCPs, directors of nursing, quality representatives, and QAPI committee members

This webinar is for employees of Caring Communities Member organizations who have purchased Management Liability coverage. If you would like to attend as a non-member please contact us for more information. contact us.

About the Speaker: Wesley (Wes) H. Covert, Partner, Laner Muchin, Ltd
Wesley (Wes) joined Laner Muchin in 2008 as an associate and has been a partner at the Firm since 2014. Wes focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits law, including health and welfare benefit plans, defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and multiemployer plans. Wes’ practice also includes counseling clients as to compliance with various federal laws, including the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and the correction of qualified retirement plans through the correction programs available through the IRS and DOL. Wes also counsels clients as to fiduciary best practices and qualified retirement plan compliance. He is a frequent speaker to benefit and human resource professionals and author on various benefit topics and provides training to HR Departments on a number of benefit-related matters. Wes is the editor and frequent author of the Firm’s e-newsletter, The Fast Laner.

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