Through our partnership with Prosential Group, Advanced Insurance is proud to offer our clients access to these informative webinars each month to help increase regulatory knowledge, keep up to date on market trends, and get the information you need to boost your company's productivity, streamline human resources and benefit processes, and increase your return on investment.
Stacy is one of the nation’s leading experts on the Affordable Care Act. He uses a practical, business-focused approach to counsel his clients on all matters related to employee benefit plans. Stacy has extensive technical knowledge and experience designing and implementing health and welfare plans that meet the numerous and intricate requirements of applicable federal and state law.
Christopher R. Brown, SPHR, MBA. is a consultant for ProSential I HR and provides elastic on-demand HR services to small and mid-sized companies nationwide. Over the past decade Christopher has trained thousands of consultants, managers and HR generalists while supporting companies through the US on complex HR, benefits and regulatory compliance issues.
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Webinars marked with a * have been submitted to the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for 1 general hour of continuing education credit towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR certifications
September 19, 2016 - * Progressive Discipline Policy and Procedures for Employers
In theory, an at-will employee can be terminated for any reason at any time, but in the real world, employers need more options to deal with disciplinary problems. Progressive discipline programs can provide a range of flexible alternatives to manage disciplinary problems, but employers must carefully construct their policy to provide flexibility while also protecting the employer from liability. In this webinar we review the key elements that an effective progressive discipline policy should include to protect both the employer and employee.
September 27, 2016 Employer Mandate – Measurement and Stability Periods
In this one hour webinar, Stacy Barrow provides a deep dive into the ACA’s measurement and stability periods including:
- The monthly and look-back measurement methods for identifying full-time employees
- How to address changes in employment status, breaks in service, and employees whose hours are difficult to measure
- How to correctly classify new hires as full-time, part-time, seasonal or variable hour
- Tips for remaining in compliance
October 20, 2016 * Strategies for Developing an Effective Employee Handbook
An employee handbook is a critical tool to help prevent workplace disputes and limit legal exposure. A well-crafted handbook can provides important guidance to new and existing employees regarding company expectations as well as preventing potential compliance pitfalls. In this webinar, we explore strategies that you can use for developing an effective employee handbook.
October 25, 2016 Non-Discrimination Testing of Section 105 and 125 Plans
Join us for an overview of the nondiscrimination requirements applicable to cafeteria plans and self-funded group health plans. We will also review the Affordable Care Act’s rules on discrimination.
November 15, 2016 Compliance Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2017
Join us for a review of the Affordable Care Act and other benefits related guidance released in 2016 and a discussion of what employers need to do to remain in compliance in 2017.
November 17, 2016 * Effective Interviews: The Dos and Don’ts of Employee Selection
Effective employee selection is critical to organizational success. Unfortunately many employers fail to implement best practices that help the interviewer focus upon essential job duties while avoiding discrimination claims and limiting risk. Our one hour webinar will provide insight into what to ask and also what not to ask in your next interview.
December 13, 2016 Self-Funded Health Plans Under the Affordable Care Act
During this one hour webinar, Stacy Barrow covers the treatment of self-funded plans, including HRAs, under the Affordable Care Act. Stacy also discusses innovative approaches to self-funding, including the implications of moving from a fully insured plan into the self-funded arena.
December 15, 2016 * HR ROI: Quantifying Return on Employee Investment
One of the biggest problems for HR professionals is finding a way to demonstrate the value in improved recruitment, training and coaching programs. Upper management tends to focus on “return on investment” (ROI), but how can an HR department calculate ROI? Our one hour webinar will focus on methods for calculating ROI for human capital.
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The Basics of Workers' Compensation
August 24, 2016
Workers’ Compensation has been the “exclusive remedy” for on the job injuries in most states for several decades. However, employers still struggle with the basics of managing their Workers’ Compensation program. How can creating light duty positions save money? When, if ever, does it make sense to pay a claim out-of-pocket, rather than submitting it to the insurance company? How does Workers’ Compensation integrate with Federal employment laws such as ADA, COBRA and FMLA. We answer these questions and more in our one hour “Basics of Workers’ Compensation” webinar.
FMLA and Employee Benefit Plans
August 23, 2016
In this one hour webinar, Stacy Barrow reviews the application of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to employee benefit plans. Peter provides a general overview of FMLA as well as a discussion of an employer’s rights and the responsibilities for employees on FMLA.
Preparing for a DOL Audit
July 26, 2016
In this webinar, Stacy Barrow covers the fiduciary issues related to group health plans. He also discusses the audit process and some of the issues that might trigger an agency audit, tips for dealing with agencies' document requests in a responsive manner, what issues that might arise during an audit, and what the agencies typically expect from employers during the audit process. We will also review some proactive steps you can take prior to an audit to reduce your overall risk.
EEO Basics: Reducing the Risk of Discrimination Claims
July 14, 2016
If your firm has 15 or more employees at least some of the Federal anti-discrimination / anti-harassment laws apply. Even smaller employers may be covered by state or local EEO regulations. Although simple in concept, fully complying with EEO requirements can be challenging for even the most sophisticated employer. This one hour webinar covers the basic regulatory requirements as well as strategies an employer may use to limit the risk of discrimination and harassment claims.
Affordable Care Act Taxes and Fees
June 28, 2016
In this webinar, Stacy Barrow reviews the various taxes, fees, assessments and penalties that can apply under the Affordable Care Act, and strategies for avoiding or minimizing your exposure. We’ll discuss the PCORI fee, transitional reinsurance fee, health insurance industry fee, the “Cadillac tax” and more.
Learn About the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule
June 13, 2016
On May 18th, the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized the proposed change to the salary requirements that apply to exempt white-collar employees. Under the new rule, the minimum salary increases from the previous $455 a week to $913 a week. If an employer fails to provide this minimum salary to an otherwise exempt employee, the employee will no longer be considered exempt and thus be eligible for overtime compensation. Learn in this 1 hour webinar how to navigate the challenges of this new law.
Legal Aspects of Wellness Programs
May 24, 2016
In this webinar, Stacy Barrow reviews the ACA rules governing wellness programs. He discusses the final regulations governing wellness programs and initiatives geared toward improving employee health. These final rules reflect the changes made by the Affordable Care Act to encourage appropriately designed, consumer-protective wellness programs in group health coverage.
What Supervisors Need to Know about the FMLA
May 19, 2016
Did you know that the definition of “employer” under the FMLA includes front line supervisors. Accordingly supervisors and managers can be held individually liable for FMLA violations. This one hour webinar provides key aspects of the FMLA supervisors need to know to reduce liability for the firm and themselves.
Cafeteria Plan Change in Status Events
April 26, 2016
In this webinar, Stacy Barrow reviews the “Change in Status” rules that govern employees’ pre-tax premium contributions. Learn the circumstances under which an employee’s salary reduction elections may be changed mid-year, as well as rules for dealing with changes to health FSA elections. He also reviews the special enrollment rules for Exchange coverage.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
April 21, 2016
Even after decades of increasing awareness, sexual harassment is still a common problem in many workplaces. Learn how an employer can establish effective policies and procedures to reduce sexual harassment and establish an affirmative defense if it does occur.
HSAs, HDHPs and account based plans (HRAs, FSAs)
March 22, 2016
This one hour webinar provides practical guidance on the legal requirements for account-based plans such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs) in light of changes made by the Affordable Care Act.
Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA
March 17, 2016
The Americans with Disabilities Act provides broad protection to disabled individuals. According to some estimates, over 1/3 of Americans have a condition which, depending upon their job, may qualify for protection under the ADA. One of the most critical employer requirements under the ADA is the provision of reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. These accommodations may take many forms and what is “reasonable” varies from employer to employer. This one hour webinar provides practical guidance on how to manage the reasonable accommodation process and reduce employer liability.
Complying with HIPAA's Privacy Rule
February 23, 2016
During this one hour webinar, Stacy Barrow provides a look at an employer’s obligations under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. All staff members who use or access “protected health information” as part of their job duties should attend and this webinar satisfies HIPAA’s training requirement.
What Goes Into an HR Risk Assessment
February 11, 2016
Complying with a myriad of federal, state and even local employment laws can be overwhelming. Successfully integrating all of this into your standard employment practices can be harder. How often do you assess the risks associated with your HR functions? If you haven’t looked recently, you may be in for some surprises. Our one hour webinar on HR Risk Assessments gives you insight into the key areas you should be reviewing in your HR practices and provides basic guidance on how to conduct such an assessment.
What the Proposed FLSA Rules Could Mean for Employers
January 14, 2016
On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division released to the public proposed regulations for the revision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A date for implementation has not yet been published, but the new regulations could have a significant impact on some employers as the salary basis requirement for exempt employees is expected to more than double from the current $455 per week. During this one hour webinar you can learn more about how the proposed rules could impact employers.
ACA: Section 6055 and Section 6056 Reporting
January 7, 2016
During this one hour webinar, Stacy Barrow provides a practical discussion on the employer reporting requirements and how you can be prepared.
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