EBIA ADVANCED CAFETERIA PLANS AND BENEFITS
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE NEW!

LIVE EVENT Featuring HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 LA JOLLA CONFERENCE, UPDATED for THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
 
SUMMARY SESSIONS SPEAKERS
 
Virtual Conference Sessions
 
EBIA ADVANCED CAFETERIA PLANS AND BENEFITS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
November 29 and 30, 2017  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT
 
Topic Duration Time (Central) Description
Day 1: Wed, Nov. 29
Benefits Litigation Update 50 min 10:00-10:50 am We’ll review this year’s benefits-related federal court decisions, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s clarification of the breadth of ERISA’s church-plan exception. Other cases address various aspects of ERISA, COBRA, the ADA, Title VII, and ACA §1557—highlighting the practical impacts for employers, administrators, and advisors.
BREAK 10 min 10:50-11:00 am  
Affordable Care Act Panel: Latest Developments 100 min 11:00 am-12:40 pm We’ll recap “repeal and replace” efforts to date, and consider whether a regulatory and enforcement approach might seek to accomplish what legislative efforts could not. Panelists will provide updates on key issues relating to the ACA’s market reform mandates, reporting, taxes and penalties—along with predictions and practical tips.
BREAK 20 min 12:40-1:00 pm  
Plan Design Trends 50 min 1:00 pm-1:50 pm What’s happening with the latest health plan design trends—and how might legislative or regulatory changes affect them? Topics may include “skinny” plans, narrow networks, reference-based pricing, direct contracting, bundled payments for episodes of care, telemedicine, and on-site clinics.
BREAK 10 min 1:50-2:00 pm  
HIPAA Privacy & Security Update 100 min 2:00-3:40 pm We’ll use OCR’s latest settlement agreement to present “lessons learned” on key privacy and security compliance issues—along with the latest OCR guidance on cloud storage providers, ransomware, and HIPAA breaches.
END OF DAY 1
 
 
Day 2: Thurs, Nov. 30
Planning for Form 1094 and 1095 Reporting for 2017 50 min 10:00-10:50 am These ACA reporting obligations for large employers and providers of coverage have not gone away. As you gear up for the 2017 reporting season, we’ll share highlights of the 2017 forms and instructions.
BREAK 10 min 10:50-11:00 am  
Hot Topics for Cafeteria and Account-Based Plans 100 min 11:00 am-12:40 pm We’ll touch on a broader array of design and administration issues than the summer Conference, plus any new developments. Topics may include electronic claims submission and adjudication, use of third-party software, employer audits of TPAs, and proposals to expand HSAs.
BREAK 20 min 12:40-1:00 pm  
Advanced COBRA Update 50 min 1:00-1:50 pm Take a spin through our trickiest COBRA issues, including leaves of absence, severance, the interaction of COBRA and Medicare, and the correction of COBRA failures.
BREAK 10 min 1:50-2:00 pm  
Mergers & Acquisitions: Implications for Cafeteria and Health Plans 50 min 2:00-2:50 pm We’ll address the practical challenges faced by employer plans, and their TPAs, in integrating acquired employees into the employer’s benefits structure.
Conference Q&A Panel 50 min 2:50-3:40 pm The Virtual Conference speakers gather to answer your questions from throughout the Conference.
END OF CONFERENCE