EBIA ADVANCED CAFETERIA PLANS AND BENEFITS
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE NEW!

LIVE EVENT Featuring HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 LA JOLLA CONFERENCE, UPDATED for THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
 
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EBIA ADVANCED CAFETERIA PLANS AND BENEFITS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
November 29 and 30, 2017  |  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT
 
Leading ​attorneys ​from ​our ​annual ​EBIA ​summer ​conference ​will ​address ​advanced ​compliance ​issues ​for ​employer ​health, ​cafeteria ​and ​account-based ​plans ​in ​this ​new ​virtual ​conference. Here’s your chance to learn a little about them:
 
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Aline G. Haffner
Aline G. Haffner is an attorney and Senior Consultant, EBIA Learning, at Thomson Reuters/Tax & Accounting. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters/Tax & Accounting, Ali practiced law for 15 years in the employee benefits field, in private practice with a leading Connecticut law firm and as in-house employee benefits counsel to a Fortune 50, multinational corporation. She received her law degree in 1995 from Cornell Law School, where she was an Articles Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Ali is a former editor and contributing author of EBIA’s Self-Insured Health Plans and HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security manuals.
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John R. Hickman
John R. Hickman is an attorney and a Partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group with Alston & Bird in Atlanta and is head of its Health Benefits Group. He is a member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White 2011), and serves as chair of the ECFC Technical Advisory Group. John received his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1989. He is a contributing author of EBIA’s Cafeteria Plans, Consumer-Driven Health Care, and Health Care Reform manuals, and a contributor to EBIA’s HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security manual.
       
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Jeffrey W. Knapp
Jeffrey W. Knapp is an attorney and an EBIA Senior Editor at Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Jeff practiced law for 16 years in the employee benefits field, most recently at a large Pacific Northwest law firm. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1989, where he was an editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Jeff is the editor and a contributing author of EBIA’s HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security manual and EBIA’s Form 1094/1095 Workbook for Employers and Advisors.
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Jason P. Lacey
Jason P. Lacey is an attorney and a Partner with Foulston Siefkin LLP in Wichita, Kansas. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Employee Benefits Law and is member of the American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. Jason received his law degree from the University of Kansas in 2000 and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 2001. He is a contributing author of EBIA’s Self-Insured Health Plans and Health Care Reform manuals and EBIA’s Form 1094/1095 Workbook for Employers and Advisors.
       
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Gita K. Sharma
Gita K. Sharma is an attorney and an EBIA Senior Editor at Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, she practiced law for 15 years in the employee benefits field in the New York/New Jersey area. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers Business School. Gita received her J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law. She is the editor and a contributing author of EBIA’s Health Care Reform manual.