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March 2019

Working With Your Independent Stop Loss Carrier To Control Costs

March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: David Konrad

This session will take a hard look at various cost containment strategies available to control your self-funded plan’s current and future Medical/Rx costs. We will discuss how you can integrate your Captive stop loss carrier’s recommendations at renewal. • Is there such a thing as optimal plan design? • Benefits of using data analytics throughout the plan year. • How many cost containment levers can we pull?

Answers to these and many other questions will be explored.

Data Transfer Security

March 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Tim Burnett

This webinar is not eligible for continuing education credits.

We live and work in a rapidly growing hostile and dangerous digital environment. Cyber security is no longer just a concern for big business: Almost half of all cyber-attacks now target small businesses. There are things that you can and should to be doing to protect your business from attack resulting in a crippling loss.

In this session you will learn about CIA (it is not what you think!) and get tips on the most important actions you can take to defend your business, customers and employees.

April 2019

How to Prepare For A Dol Audit

April 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacey Barrow

During this webinar, Stacy H. Barrow, BAN’s Director of Compliance, will provide attendees with tips for surviving a Department of Labor (DOL) audit, including an overview of what to expect during a DOL audit, how the DOL audits, and what the DOL looks for during a group health plan audit.

Takeaways include:
1. An understanding of how employers/plans get selected for audit;
2. Insight into the audit process and what to expect when the DOL comes knocking;
3. Best practices for audit survival, including which documents to have ready for review.

Implementing and Managing A Global Employee Benefits Strategy In A Growing Multinational Business

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Lewis Mosley

This webinar will focus on educating HR professionals on the challenges involved when dealing with the employee benefits program for a growing multinational workforce and how to implement an appropriate strategy which will account for your business’ culture whilst maintaining compliance with local legislation.

Marketing With Voice & Video In Today’s World

April 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Glenn Smith

In today’s world where content is king, voice and video are the crown jewels of reach and effectiveness. It is how the future of content will be distributed and consumed.

Learn how to use Voice and Video in the journey of recruiting and maintaining your:
• Customers and prospective customers, creating a client base that works for you, your employees, and your organization;
• Employees and prospective employees, enabling you to advance your organization with a loyal and enthusiastic workforce.

May 2019

Lead Your Employees To Health

May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Nancy DeGroff

Join Nancy DeGroff, BAN’s Lead2Health Director, for a session on how to become a healthcare warrior for your employees, enabling them to:
• Use healthcare more efficiently;
• Make better decisions around cost & quality by sharing easy-to-use tools; and • Eliminate wasteful spending.

Employers will learn first-hand how to engage their employees to create outstanding results for the utilization of benefits and services provided to them.

Medical Costs: Drivers & Interventions

May 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Bruce Campbell

New research has identified diagnoses and treatments that have the most important impact on cost and forward risk. Understanding these cost/risk drivers will allow plan sponsors to focus on actions that will have the greatest cost control and risk mitigation impacts.

In this webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review:
- New information about diagnoses and procedures with the greatest impact on cost/risk;
- Use of gaps in care and risk measures to identify cohorts or members at high risk;
- Prioritizing cohorts and/or members for plan-wide or individual intervention; and,
- Practical action steps to control cost and mitigate risk in these cohorts.

June 2019

ACA Update: What’s New With The ACA?

June 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacey Barrow

In this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance, provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act, including top compliance issues in 2019, new legal and regulatory updates in employee benefits, and a look at recent court cases of interest.

Takeaways include:
1. An understanding of the top benefits issues in 2019
2. A better understanding of new legal and regulatory issues
3. Insight into relevant court cases

How To Solve The Biggest HR Tech Problems

June 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Josh Hoover

HR Technology can be used during the entire employee lifecycle, from candidate to COBRA, to pinpoint and fix the gaps. Josh Hoover will explain how using communication, automation, and integration can help.
Find out how:
• Effective communications can help with expectation management, relationship building, and relationship strengthening to build a better employee experience;
• Efficient automation can build on these communications for easier use, freeing up time for more strategic tasks and manual knowledge work;
• Non-automated tasks can be integrated with a more robust platform, and how to explore the possibilities & limitations to find programs that work for you.

July 2019

Working With Your Independent Third-Party Administrator (TPA), Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) And Networks To Control Your Health Plan Costs

July 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: David Konrad

This session will take a deep dive into the benefits of working with Independent Third-Party Administrators, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and Narrow Networks.
• What is an Independent TPA and PBM?
• How are PBMs and TPAs paid?
• What is a Narrow Network?
• How does our plan implement these strategies?

Answers to these and many other questions will be explored.

Specialty Drug Update

July 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Bruce Campbell

High (specialty drug costs for treating some chronic conditions can be as high as $1 million annually for a single plan member) and rising specialty drug costs have become the most important health plan cost driver for many employer groups. The entry of these drugs into the marketplace has raised important economic, health, and ethical questions for all health plans.

In this Webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review:
1. The clinical effectiveness of commonly used specialty drugs;
2. The cost impact of these drugs, including ROI estimates and future cost projections;
3. The FDA specialty drug approval pipeline;
4. Ethical issues surrounding financing and use of these drugs;
5. Current options for managing costs and ensuring appropriate use of these drugs.

After this webinar, employers will have a better understanding of specialty drug use, the drug release schedule, and most importantly practical action steps to control costs without adversely affecting members’ health and prognosis.

August 2019

Workplace Wellness Programs And Compliance With DOL & EEOC Rules

August 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacey Barrow

During this informative webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq., BAN’s Director of Compliance, provides an overview of the legal and regulatory guidelines for wellness programs under DOL and EEOC rules. Attendees will gain an understanding of how DOL and EEOC rules apply depending on the type of wellness program offered, how limits on rewards work depending on the types of wellness programs offered, and recent court cases of interest.

Takeaways include:
1. An understanding of which laws apply to wellness programs
2. Information on how the limits on rewards apply
3. Best practices for ensuring that wellness programs comply with applicable laws

How to Lower Your Health Costs in 2020 and Beyond

August 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: David Konrad
Speaker Title: Roundstone Regional Practice Leader

Today’s job market is competitive. With the unemployment rate lower than ever, top talent can be lured away with desirable benefits packages and other workplace perks. One of the best ways to improve retention and attract top talent is to offer affordable, quality health insurance and benefits. However, this can be challenging due to rising health care rates.

There are unique health funding strategies available in New England that offer both lower costs and higher quality packages. Join us for a one hour webinar, Wednesday, August 21st from 11 am to noon.

We’ll discuss:

- Current health benefit trends
- Funding strategies for small to mid-sized employers
- Initiatives to keep costs low in 2020 and beyond

September 2019

Marketing Your Culture

September 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Glenn Smith

More than ever your company culture should be aligned as a part of your overarching business strategy. Not only is company culture part of your brand, which should be an important part of your products or services, it can either be an advocate of your vision, or your opponent.

Your culture should speak to your core values and your company’s unique “why” customers do business with you. When your employees, culture and customers are aligned, they create a community, or bond, that becomes your greatest asset.

This asset will attract the right customers, influencers, partners, and ultimately the right employees to your organization.

IT Security In The Workforce

September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Matt Jones

It's not just about employee and customer information, it’s also the employer data and intellectual property data businesses have everywhere, from documents to email to cloud storage to accounting, attacks could cripple small businesses.

Focus on:
1. Multifactor Authentication;
2. Security Audits and Experts;
3. Cloud and Premise Security;
4. Everyone’s Job;
5. Email and Browsing.

October 2019

Introduction To Consumer Directed Healthcare And Account-Based Plans: HDHPS, HSAS, FSAS, AND HRAS

October 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacey Barrow

Join BAN's Director of Compliance, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. for an informative webinar on Consumer Directed Healthcare and Account-Based Plans. Webinar attendees will gain an understanding on the background of Consumer Directed Healthcare, HSA eligibility and contribution rules, how HSA funds may be used, and how employers may contribute to HSAs. Stacy will also discuss HRAs and FSAs under the Affordable Care Act.

Key takeaways include:
1. An understanding of the rules surrounding high deductible health plans (HDHPs)
2. How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs can coordinate with HDHPs
3. How HSAs, FSAs and HRAs have changed under the ACA

Plan Performance Reporting

October 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Bruce Campbell

Newer analytic techniques (based on “big data” analysis in other industries) are being implemented in the health and medical benefits spaces. These techniques have the potential to transform cost control and risk mitigation in employersponsored health plans.
In this Webinar, Dr. Bruce Campbell will review:
1. How these techniques work and are applied in other industries;
2. Examples of the emerging use of these techniques in private health plans; and,
3. Options for implementing advanced analytics at the employer level.

November 2019

HR Technology Trends

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Josh Hoover

During this webinar Josh Hoover helps attendees become more familiar with the different trends in HR Technology and how to best utilize their current systems, along with potentially evaluate new systems.

December 2019

End Of Year Compliance Roundup

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacy Barrow

During our final webinar of our 2019 Educational Webinar Series, Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides and overview of all things compliance in 2019, along with a look at what to expect in 2020. Attendees will receive an update on legal and regulatory changes under the ACA in 2019, a review of other agency guidance in 2019 applicable to health and welfare plans, an update on recent court cases affecting health and welfare plans, and what to expect in 2020.
Key takeaways include:
1. A better understanding of major changes in employee benefits law in 2019
2. Knowledge of court cases were most impactful to employee benefit plans in 2019
3. An understanding of potential changes and guidance expected for 2020

January 2020

Overview of ACA Reporting Requirements

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacy Barrow

In this webinar Stacy H. Barrow, Esq. provides an overview of ACA reporting requirements that are applicable for both large employers and self-insured plans. Stacy will review the various reporting forms (1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C, and 1095-C), indicator codes and affordability safe harbors. Other topics covered in this webinar include how to report for waiting periods / initial measurement periods, COBRA participants and post-employment coverage, and how to correct reporting mistakes. Stacy will also address common questions and provide best practices.

Key takeaways include:
1. How to complete the reporting forms;
2. Which indicator codes and safe harbors apply to various employment situations (e.g., waiting periods, changes in cost, changes in employment status);
3. How to address other situations, such as opt-out payments, union employees, and conditional offers of coverage to spouses.

This webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credits, which will be sent by the agency after attendance is verified.

Marketing ROI: What’s Your Strategy?

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Glenn Smith

Join Glenn Smith of World Synergy for a special marketing strategy webinar that will help you in Identifying your customer, recognizing your added value, or value proposition, develop a marketing roadmap with checkpoints to evaluate successes and misses.

Glenn reinforces the importance of an eStrategy process and tracking your resources with an attribution model.

(no CEUs offered for this webinar)

February 2020

Building an HR Systems Strategy

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Corrina Nation & Josh Hoover

Employers already have a benefits strategy – but the vast majority do not have an HR technology systems strategy. In this webinar, Benefit Technology Resources will review what an HR Systems Strategy is, and why it’s critically important for clients to have one.

Other topics will include:
• How to build an HR Systems Strategy & its key components
• Best practices for managing a strategy ongoing
• Real client case studies

HIPAA Privacy & Security Overview

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacy H. Barrow, Esquire

This webinar provides an overview of HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules. It will review different types of entities subject to HIPAA, take an in-depth look at Protected Health Information (PHI), individual rights to HIPAA, and what to do when there is a PHI breach.

Musculoskeletal Procedures and Costs

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Bruce Campbell

This webinar provides an overview of the most common Musculoskeletal conditions, including medical and surgical treatments for them and address common questions and provide best practices.

March 2020

Lowering Health Costs for Your Employees and Your Business

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: David Konrad

Learn how to control and manage your company's health insurance with proven strategies and actionable opportunities that efectively lower costs. This webinar promises to arm you with cost saving strategies you can put into effect to save both you and your employees money today and over the long-term.

HR Trends Update

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Bobbi Kloss

This webinar provides current information on developing a culture to best market your business to attract and retain employees, regulatory HR updates including the EEOC and the DOL, and HR best practices. Education yourself on top trends in Human Capital Management (HCW) and find out what you should be focusing on for your workforce needs.

April 2020

How to Prepare for a DOL Audit

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Stacy H. Barrow, Esquire

During this webinar, Stacy H. Barrow, BAN’s Director of Compliance, will provide attendees with tips for surviving a Department of Labor (DOL) audit, including an overview of what to expect during a DOL audit, how the DOL audits, and what the DOL looks for during a group health plan audit.

Takeaways include:

1. An understanding of how employers/plans get selected for audit;

2. Insight into the audit process and what to expect when the DOL comes knocking;

3. Best practices for audit survival, including which documents to have ready for review.

Marketing with Voice & Video in Today’s World

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Glenn Smith

In today’s world where content is king, voice and video are the crown jewels of reach and effectiveness. It is how the future of content will be distributed and consumed.

Learn how to use Voice and Video in the journey of recruiting and maintaining your:

Customers and prospective customers, creating a client base that works for you, your employees, and your organization;
Employees and prospective employees, enabling you to advance your organization with a loyal and enthusiastic workforce.
Attendance at the live webinar is eligible for SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credit.

International Employee Benefits: An Introduction to Mergers & Acquisitions

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Lewis Mosley

This webinar will focus on educating HR professionals on the challenges involved when dealing with global employee benefits as part of a multinational merger or acquisition project. The session will consider the contractual, legislative and logistical issues at play as part of any global M & A project and will serve as in introduction to understanding how to build a project plan to work through an M & A project.​

Attendance at the live webinar is eligible for credit from HRCI, SHRM, and CEBS.

May 2020

Navigating the Self-Insuring Maze

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Pat Campola

The employer’s decision to self- insure their employee benefit plan requires a number of considerations, some obvious and some not so. This webinar will identify the decisions that need to be addressed and the options available.

Takeaways include:

1. Financial analysis tools;
2. Claim Payer Options;
3. Plan Design Considerations;
4. Stop Loss Structure.​

Participation in the live webinar is eligible for HRCI, SHRM, and CEBS credit.

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