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Electronic Notices for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans: Know the Rules and Avoid Problems
Christine Williams

Join Christine Williams as she explains the electronic notices for employer-sponsored health plan rules and how to avoid problems.

Price: $299.00
Electronic Notices for Employer-Sponsored Health Plans: Know the Rules and Avoid Problems

Almost anything can be done electronically these days, and some employers would like to use electronic communications for the many required notices and documents for their employer-sponsored health plans. The convenience and possible cost-savings of electronic notices are certainly tempting. But both the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of the Treasury have placed significant limits and conditions on the use of electronic communications to provide required notices to health plan participants and beneficiaries. While the electronic communication regulations of the two agencies are similar in some respects, they also have some important differences, so it is important to understand which agency requires which notices and exactly which requirements apply. A failure to meet the requirements of the regulations can result in a determination that notices have not been provided, possible enforcement action by the relevant agency, or lawsuits by participants or beneficiaries who have been harmed by improper electronic notices.

Join Christine Williams as she explains the electronic notices for employer-sponsored health plan rules and how to avoid problems.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

This webinar will cover:

  • Which notices and documents are subject to the DOL regulations and which are subject to Treasury regulations?
  • What are the specific requirements of the DOL regulations?
  • What are the specific requirements of Treasury regulations?
  • Are CDs and internet postings considered electronic communications subject to the regulations?
  • Under what conditions is an affirmative consent to electronic communications required from the participant or beneficiary?
  • Are there specific hardware and software requirements that apply to electronic communications?
  • May health flexible spending account enrollment and elections be handled electronically?
  • Does the content of an electronic communication have to be the same as if the notice were provided on paper?
  • What participant or beneficiary identity verification is required when notices or documents are provided electronically?
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Price: $299.00

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Christine Williams

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Access your training anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Engaging and up-to-date training to support your career and your organization.
  • Handouts you can distribute to your board and staff.