33rd ECFC Annual Symposium Webinar Series

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Entire Series
$749 

$1149 Non-Members / $375 Trial Members

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Single Webinar
$140 

$200 Non-Members / $70 Trial Members

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 On Your Benefit Account Administration Business

Speaker: Jim Hayes, CFCI, CAS, Alegeus

 

Description: Since the economic fallout of COVID-19 with its effects expected to ripple into the future, benefit account administrators must grapple with new and important questions for their business: How do I forecast the impact to my customers and my business? What strategies should we take to mitigate future risk? How can we adapt to emerge from a similar crisis stronger than before?
 
 Join us to dig into the data, strategies and best practices that can help you assess, monitor, and navigate unprecedented situations. And, as Alegeus did throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we will share best practice strategies we used to help clients respond and adapt in real time. We will leave you with a preview into new data, product and professional service enhancements that can help strengthen your business and position you for success in this post-COVID world.

 

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Thursday, August 20, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Tap to Pay for Transit


Speakers:

Jim Meduna, Senior Account Executive – Emerging Payment Solutions - Healthcare & Insurance, Visa, Inc.

Joshua Martiesian, Senior Director Product Management Tap to Pay, Visa

 

Description: Provide a current state and future plans of transit agencies and transit market regarding initiatives to enhance the consumer experience when using mass transit with Tap to Pay.

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Flexible Compensation: Not Just for Healthcare Anymore-How TPAs Can Help Mitigate Financial Worries During Times of Crisis


Speaker: Bo Armstrong, Chief Marketing Officer, DataPath

 

Description: I will conduct a 15-20 minute live presentation with slide deck, followed by Q &A session. My intent is to identify how federal disaster declarations and the student loan crisis have had a negative impact on American workers and the economy. How can TPAs help? What sort of plan setup can they use to offer flexible benefits to meet these needs? How has the federal response made this easier? How can they grow their business by offering new services to their clients?

 

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Thursday, September 3, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Workplace Empathy as a Guide: Optimizing CDH for Changing Times


Speakers: 

Rupa Patel, RVP-MyChoice Accounts

Shelley Jones, Product Content Writer, MyChoice Accounts

 

Description: 
Ninety-three percent of CEO's say that companies should be doing more to address the overall well-being and needs of their employees. Using workplace empathy as a guide, we'll learn how to advance consumer-directed accounts as part of an overall benefits strategy helping employees maximize their accounts to move beyond "paycheck to paycheck" and into financial empowerment. The 2020 pandemic has had a bigger economic impact on the workforce than any other event in the last three generations. Just as we were enjoying a period of profound growth, business ground to halt, resulting in record high jobless claims. Unfortunately, very few Americans took advantage of the previously booming economy to prepare for the future. We'll address low adoption and usage rates and learn how to convey the inherent empathy in a robust consumer accounts program.

 

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Thursday, September 10, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
ICHRA- A new solution for solving complex employer coverage needs


Speakers: 

Nitra LaGrander, Vice President of Strategic Markets, WEX Health

Bob Radecki, President, Benefit Comply, LLC

 

Description: In this time of great change and uncertainty, employee benefits experts are being looked to for flexible offerings that can provide rapid relief to workers, helping them manage physical and financial health challenges as well as rising healthcare costs. In this session, you will learn how the new ICHRA plan, available as of January 2020, gives employers of all sizes greater flexibility in benefit offerings while making health insurance coverage possible for a broader set of employee classes. Join Nitra LaGrander of WEX’s Health division, and Bob Radecki of Benefit Comply LLC as they lay out the ICHRA rules of the road. You’ll leave with an understanding of this new plan type, how it benefits different types of employers and employees, how early adopters are faring with their new ICHRA go-to-market approaches, and how you should prepare for merging onto the ICHRA growth opportunity path.

 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
5 Pitfalls of Nondiscrimination Testing-and How to Avoid Them

 

Speaker: 

Dr. Ramesh Raghunathan, Chief Operating Officer, Claims-X-Change, LLC dba CXC Solutions

 

 

Description: 
Cafeteria plans, medical plans (including health FSAs), DCAPS, and other benefit programs enjoy favorable tax treatment under the Internal Revenue Code. The Code's nondiscrimination rules were designed to ensure that plans don't favor individuals who are "highly compensated" or otherwise considered "key" to the plan sponsor. The basic mechanics of nondiscrimination testing appear simple on the surface, but the inherent complexity of the Code provisions often lead to an incorrect test results. This presentation examines the most common pitfalls of nondiscrmination testing observed in practice and suggests ways to avoid them. It uses testing statistics to highlight the relative prevalence to each pitfall so that the benefits professionals can easily identify which one may be more applicable to them. Having the insight will help them improve the accuracy of the test results and minimize the compliance risk for employers.


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Thursday, September 24, 2020 ● 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Best Practices TPAs Should Know to Help Employers Optimize Employee Enrollment & Engagement

Speakers: 

Elaine Harkins, Vice President, Healthcare Business Development, Mastercard

Marie Elizabeth Aloisi, Senior Vice President, Business Development-US Markets, Mastercard 

 

Description: Last year we shared that employers are looking for TPAs to take a more active role in helping them increase employee CDH enrollment and usage. This year MasterCard's study takes the next step, uncovering best practices and examples of HOW TPAs can do just that. MasterCard will share how surveyed high-performing employers drove adoption and usage amongst their employee base. We will share best practices and actual examples of materials which these employers attest drove their program performance to new heights. In applying these practices to your programs, TPAs can elevate their relationships with employers and assist them with driving program success.

 

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 ● 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Benefits Calendar & Compliance Reporting

 

Speaker:

Nicky Brown, ACFCI, CAS, Vice President, Advocacy and Government Affairs, HealthEquity 

Fran Scott ACFCI, CAS, HSAe, Manager, Compliance Services, HealthEquity

 

Description: 
This session will review the basics of benefit plan reporting, Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements for employers, and employer notice requirements.   We will review the deadlines associated with these requirements as well as penalties for non-compliance.

 

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