At The Podium
What Am I Missing? COBRA, HIPAA and other medical plan issues
The heat is on, and employers are feeling the pressure like never before. A changing workforce, uncertain economy, ever-changing (and sometimes conflicting) laws with no clear guidance, hidden surprises in the law, ramped-up enforcement initiatives by state and federal authorities, and the increased potential for litigation only add to the pressures of everyday life in the workplace.
In his presentation titled “What am I missing? COBRA, HIPAA and other medical plan issues,” employee benefits attorney John Papahronis reviews a list of commonly overlooked health plan compliance issues. Topics include HIPAA privacy and security policies, plan document and summary plan descriptions (SPDs), cafeteria plans, COBRA rights and eligibility issues, service contracts, and the need for an ERISA committee.