Atlanta ChapterHoliday Social
December 12, 2013
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January 8, 2014
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January 9, 2014
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 Technical Articles
WEB members can access technical articles submitted by legal experts and others. Recent postings on the Technical Articles page include:
- July 5, 2013 — ADA: EEOC Guidelines on Voluntary Wellness Programs and Reasonable Accommodation Requirements. The EEOC addressed whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows a health plan to waive the annual deductible for employees who meet certain requirements, such as enrollment in a disease-management program or adherence to a doctor's exercise and medication recommendations.
- July 2, 2013 — Final Rules Include TPA Rol for Providing Certain Contraceptive Coverage. The DOL, HHS and Treasury (Departments) issued final regulations addressing the contraceptive coverage requirement under health care reform. Posted by the Practical Law Company.
- June 26, 2013 — Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA — What It Means to Employers. The Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA, which limited marriage to opposite sex unions for purposes of federal law. What this means to employers. Posted by the Chelko Consulting Group.
- June 6, 2013 — IRS Updated Form 720 for PCORI Fees. The Affordable Care Act created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to help patients, clinicians, payers, and the public make informed health decisions by advancing comparative effectiveness research. This research is funded in part by fees paid by health insurance issuers and sponsors of self-insured health plans through Form 720. Posted by the Chelko Consulting Group.