Below is the link to the June 10, 2014 UBA Employer Webinar Series: “ERISA: Basics and In Context ”
Health care reform has created a number of critical issues for group health plans, but employers typically sponsor other benefits for their employees – dental, vision, life, long term disability, severance, and others. ERISA may apply to all of these programs, including health benefits. Because the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 is so fundamental to a company’s overall employee benefits strategy and implementation, all plan sponsors need to be aware of certain key provisions of ERISA that affect plan design, administration, and compliance. In this webinar we will touch on the following:
• Overview of ERISA’s regulatory environment
• Reporting and disclosure provisions, including basic rules for SPDs and wrap documents
• Which plans are covered by ERISA, including voluntary benefits
• ERISA preemption
We also will cover what can sometimes be vexing questions for plan sponsors, such as:
• Are these “voluntary” benefits subject to ERISA?
• When do we have to file an annual report/Form 5500?
• Do we need a fidelity bond?
• How do we handle benefits while an employee is on leave?
This webinar will provide an introduction to ERISA and address some of the key concepts that all employers and other plan sponsors should know.
Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Shareholder – Jackson Lewis P.C.
Joseph Lazzarotti leads the firm’s Privacy, e-Communication and Data Security Practice. He also is a member of the Employee Benefits Counseling and Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Firm’s Healthcare Reform Taskforce. Mr. Lazzarotti advises employers and plan sponsors regarding the establishment, administration and operation of fully insured and self-funded health and welfare plans.
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Please feel free to watch/listen to this whenever it is convenient for you and your staff. It will be available for you to view for the next 11 months. Your name and email are required for registration. There is no cost however this webinar has been approved for one credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Once you have viewed the webinar, the last page will provide details on receiving the credit hour.