October Webinar- Registration Closing Soon!

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, Fisher Phillips. 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 September 27, 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!


What Employers Need to Know about Wellness Program Administration

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover what to consider when sponsoring a wellness program.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Describe wellness programs
  • Briefly, describe the laws and regulations that govern wellness programs
  • Discuss how employers should approach different levels of wellness program involvement, such as engaging with the carrier’s wellness program, offering a health risk assessment, and administering payroll deductions
  • Address how an employer can be compliant with wellness program regulations when an employer uses a carrier-provided wellness program
  • Discuss the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulations regarding spousal consent when the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) applies to a wellness program
  • Discuss the importance of having a bona fide wellness program if an employer implements a tobacco surcharge
  • Provide sample language for a tobacco surcharge affidavit
  • Discuss payroll deduction administration, such as applying a discount to an employee’s premium, changing premium amounts, and giving money back to employees based on their participation in the wellness program

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand how to administer wellness programs.

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

Lori Maring is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Fisher Phillips. She focuses her practice on helping employers navigate Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of their employee benefit plans and programs.

She regularly advises clients on the Affordable Care Act, health and welfare benefits, qualified plans, executive compensation, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and multiemployer plan issues.

Lori also represents employers in managing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and fiduciary obligations. She serves clients in the public and private sector, including non-profit organizations and trade associations.

Register here for the webinar.


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