February 2018 Employer Webinar

What Employers Need to Know about COBRA: Non-Traditional Plans, Medicare, and Mergers & Acquisitions

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will provide an overview of COBRA. We will focus on how COBRA applies to non-traditional plans such as health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), employee assistance programs (EAPs), on-site or pop-up clinics, and flexible spending arrangements (FSAs). This webinar will describe how COBRA and Medicare interact, and will also discuss COBRA's application in mergers and acquisitions.

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of COBRA and its regulations
  • Discuss state "mini-COBRA" laws for small employers
  • Discuss state laws that impose supplemental requirements beyond COBRA for large employers
  • Discuss how a plan's status as fully-insured or self-funded will affect whether the state "mini-COBRA" laws apply
  • Apply COBRA to non-traditional plans such as health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), employee assistance programs (EAPs), on-site or pop-up clinics, and flexible spending arrangements (FSAs)
  • Describe how the COBRA contribution is calculated for HRAs
  • Discuss how COBRA and Medicare interact, including Medicare Secondary Payer rules
  • Discuss COBRA liability when there is a merger or acquisition involving an asset or stock sale
  • Describe best practices for COBRA administration

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand how COBRA applies to non-traditional plans, in the Medicare context and in mergers and acquisitions.

HR Certification Institute seal

SHRM seal

Registration

Presentation


Lorie Maring

Presenter - Lorie Maring

Lorie Maring is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Fisher Phillips. She focuses her practice on helping employers navigate Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of their employee benefit plans and programs.

She regularly advises clients on the Affordable Care Act, health and welfare benefits, qualified plans, executive compensation, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and multiemployer plan issues.

Lorie also represents employers in managing Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor (DOL) audits, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and fiduciary obligations. She serves clients in the public and private sector, including non-profit organizations and trade associations.

Sponsors



Fishers & Phillips

UBA Certified Solution

Contact Us

P: 312.416.3660
E: uba@ubabenefits.com

UBA News

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes New Partner Firm Fejes and Associates, Inc.
By bolson@ubabenefits.com (Bill Olson) on June 27, 2018
BIS Benefits Partners with United Benefit Advisors
By bolson@ubabenefits.com (Bill Olson) on June 27, 2018

Join our blog