Baltimore ChapterNetworking Event
June 2, 2016
Houston ChapterMaximizing Your HR Technology Investment & Analytics for Improved Outcomes
June 8, 2016
New York ChapterForm 5500 Update: New Issues and Best Practices for the 2015 Filing Season
June 16, 2016
WEB Chapters Help Benefits Professionals Face the ACA Challenge
WEB Chapters sponsor both educational and networking events, generally every month. These events offer WEB members and nonmembers the opportunity to stay up to date on the latest trends, issues and solutions for managing benefits. What you learn at these events from the subject matter experts, including government officials, plan sponsors, benefits managers, attorneys and consultants, will help you in your job and career.
Among the challenges facing benefits professionals this year is how the Affordable Care Act will change benefits design, management and participant communications. Monitor the Chapter Events menu for more information on these and other activities sponsored by your local Chapter.
Featured Benefits Resources
WEB members can access benefits resources submitted by legal experts and others. Recent postings include:
ACA Nondiscrimination Rules, Now Final, Target Insurers and TPAs
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final regulations to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain programs or activities.
EEOC Final Wellness Program Rules Reflect Split Over ADA Insurance Safe Harbor
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addressing when employers may use employee incentives to encourage participation in wellness programs that include disability-related inquiries or medical examinations.
Supreme Court Returns Contraceptives Cases to the Courts of Appeals
The Supreme Court has vacated the rulings of several circuit courts of appeals in litigation involving the accommodation for nonprofit organizations under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) contraceptives mandate. On remand, the parties will attempt to reach a new accommodation that reflects the parties' respective interests.