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The employee benefits compliance landscape is in a state of constant change. EPIC believes that timely, accurate communication regarding impactful changes – and the resulting requirements, exposures and opportunities – is a chief responsibility for employee benefits brokers, consultants and professional advisors.

 


Upcoming Special Webinar Thursday, September 30

The No Surprises Act and Healthcare Transparency

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) COVID-19 relief bill was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The bill includes many healthcare-related provisions such as sweeping changes to surprise billing and healthcare transparency and will have a significant impact on your healthcare plan.

Finally, on July 1, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury Department (IRS) jointly released interim final regulations on the No Surprises Act – and on August 20, 2021, the DOL, HHS and IRS jointly released frequently asked questions (FAQs) on CAA implementation addressing No Surprises Act healthcare transparency. See our recent compliance alerts and insights below:

Join us to learn more about these new requirements and how you can get prepared:
  • The No Surprises Act protections against balance billing in certain situations
  • Employer responsibilities – fully Insured vs. self-funded plans
  • Carrier/TPA/broker responsibilities
  • Healthcare transparency requirements including identification cards, prohibition on gag clauses and others

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Upcoming Series Webinar Thursday, November 11

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View Our 2021 Webinar Materials

March 11 | Regulatory and Legislative Update

Get information on DOL guidance and review of proposed or new regulatory and legislative changes as of March 11, 2021.

March 16 | Special Webinar: The Impact of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)

Learn about the ARPA federal subsidy that covers 100% of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) premiums for certain Qualified Beneficiaries, running from April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, co-hosted with our COBRA partner, BRi, plus bonus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

May 13 | Dependent Care Assistance Programs & Updated COBRA Subsidy Guidance

Find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the administration of §129 Dependent Care Assistance Programs and answer questions on the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) subsidy included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) also check out our ARPA COBRA Subsidy Guide.

July 8 | Common Benefits Mistakes Employers Make

Identify existing compliance gaps and get the information needed to confidently make changes going forward, focusing on some of the common mistakes we see with respect to benefit design, plan administration and other employee benefits issues.

September 9 | Review of Employee Benefits Plan Nondiscrimination Requirements

Learn the basics of nondiscrimination requirements and what they look like in practice for different plans; self-insured, fully insured, cafeteria plans and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) – including the related tests and common pitfalls in benefits design.

 


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EPIC offers this material for general information only. EPIC does not intend this material to be, nor may any person receiving this information construe or rely on this material as, tax or legal advice. The matters addressed in this document and any related discussions or correspondence should be reviewed and discussed with legal counsel prior to acting or relying on these materials.

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