July Webinar – Seats are almost gone! Register Now!

BIM Group is pleased to extend an invitation to attend our upcoming monthly compliance Webinar. In conjunction with our alliance with United Benefit Advisors, you have the opportunity to learn more about the latest compliance trends and regulations from one of the nation’s leading employment and benefit law firms, Jackson Lewis LLP. Best of all, you can take advantage of the Webinar from the convenience of your office and personal computer. If you are a BIM Group client or VIP,  you should have received an email on June 28, 2017  with a preferred employer discount code to view the webinar for free.  If you did not receive the email or have misplaced it, please contact compliance@teambim.com with the employer name in the subject line. Thank you!



ERISA Considerations for Church, Government, and Municipal Employers

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT


This webinar will cover how to determine if an employer fits ERISA’s church, government, or municipal exemption. We will:

  • Briefly discuss which employers are subject to ERISA
  • Describe the ERISA exemptions
  • Discuss the considerations for group health plans that meet the exemptions
  • Discuss the impact of referencing ERISA or meeting ERISA obligations when the plan is exempt from ERISA
  • Discuss recent Supreme Court cases involving ERISA and church plans

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand whether their group health plan fits within an ERISA exemption.

The presentation will be posted on the UBA website the day before the webinar.


Register for this webinar today while seating is still available. The webinar is 60 minutes and is an exceptional educational value for only $200. Register here for the webinar.



PRESENTER Jeff Smith is a partner in the Cleveland office of Fisher Phillips and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. He works with clients to create, implement and maintain their retirement and health plans.

He also advises employers on the impact of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and Voluntary Employer Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs).

While in law school, Jeff served as Executive Notes Editor and earlier as Associate Editor of the Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. He has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Star three times. He was also listed in Best Lawyers in 2017.



This webinar event has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management to qualify for 1 recertification credit hour.



This series is brought to you by your Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors — the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, with more than 200 Partner offices in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.