To help HR professionals and business owners better understand their benefit plan claim costs, United Benefit Advisors (UBA), in conjunction with Symetra Life Insurance Company, will host a webinar — “What’s Driving Claim Costs and Employer Solutions” — on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Posted: September 4, 2018, 4:00 am
The Government is Knocking: IRS Penalty Assessment Letters and DOL Audits of Health and Welfare Plans
The IRS continues to send proposed penalty assessment letters to large employers. The Department of Labor continues to audit health and welfare benefit plans of all sizes. Being prepared is critical to an employer's success in responding to the government.
Posted: August 22, 2018, 4:00 am
Member incentive and reward programs can be a powerful strategy to fuel participation and engagement in a wide range of employer strategies – from health management programs to consumerism behaviors, to smart health actions. Join this webinar to hear key updates, strategies, and best practices for these programs.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 4:00 am
This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor’s association health plans final rule and explain how small employers and certain self-employed individuals may join an association health plan (AHP).
Posted: July 23, 2018, 4:00 am
Good oral health is a crucial component of overall health and wellness. Not only is consistent, preventative dental care strongly related to oral health and overall wellness, but it can also significantly reduce future claims costs.
Posted: May 30, 2018, 4:00 am
This month's webinar will provide an overview of popular new fringe benefits and discuss how to structure, memorialize, and administer these benefits.
Posted: May 22, 2018, 4:00 am
What does diversity mean, and how does inclusion empower the workplace? Join UBA and Principal for a live webinar on Inclusion Thinking.
Posted: May 11, 2018, 4:00 am
Learn more about what matters most to employees when it comes to a vision network.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 4:00 am
This webinar will provide an overview of account-based plans, including health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), and Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements (QSE HRAs).
Posted: March 19, 2018, 4:00 am
Employee benefit advisors working with Vital Incite have proven that when they are provided claims data and utilization tracking, Vital Incite and your advisor can use predictive modeling and population health reporting and oversight to drive better outcomes for the employers they serve.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 4:00 am
This webinar will provide an overview of the Department of Labor’s recently proposed regulations regarding association health plans. The webinar will focus on how the proposed regulations would change the definition of “employer” to allow employer groups or associations to be treated as a sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan or group health plan.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 4:00 am
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the business deduction for qualified mass transit and parking benefits starting in 2018.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 4:00 am
Join us to learn how to effectively get new employees up to speed and productive quickly.
Posted: November 30, 2017, 4:00 am
This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers determine the best practices for reporting in 2018.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 4:00 am
This webinar will cover what to consider when an employer is moving from being fully insured to self-funded.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 4:00 am
This webinar will cover what to consider when offering severance agreements or bonus plans.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 4:00 am
Leveraging more than 70 years of industry experience and insights from Guardian's 2017 Absence Management Study, their presenters will discuss current trends, challenges, and potential solutions.
Posted: July 5, 2017, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand their obligations when they offer benefits that are subject to income tax withholding and employment taxes.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 4:00 am
As President Trump challenges the status quo in Washington, CEOs, CFOs, and HR decision-makers are preparing for how his Administration could impact the employee benefits industry.
Posted: April 12, 2017, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand their responsibilities when offering and terminating employee benefits.
Posted: April 12, 2017, 4:00 am
Based on research from Guardian's 4th annual Workplace Benefits Study provides insight into the challenges employers face in trying to balance both short-term and long-term benefits demands.
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:00 am
The extent to which HIPAA applies to a health plan depends on the health plan's structure. This webinar will help plan sponsors understand their responsibilities under HIPAA and HITECH.
Posted: March 15, 2017, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand their responsibilities under the nondiscrimination rules.
Posted: February 15, 2017, 4:00 am
Join this webinar to learn how the Why Matters(TM) process can improve the benefits enrollment experience.
Posted: February 7, 2017, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand their responsibilities under the MSP provisions and best practices when completing the CMS Data Match report.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 4:00 am
In addition to offering health benefits to employees, many employers choose to extend benefits to non-employees, such as 1099 contractors, leased or temporary employees, members of a board of directors, shared employees, interns, and more.
Posted: December 21, 2016, 4:00 am
This webinar will provide an overview of the reporting process, what we learned from the first round of reporting, and how employers should be tracking employees.
Posted: November 22, 2016, 4:00 am
Learn about the key concepts of stop loss coverage, specific policy points to be aware of, and what to look for in a stop loss partner.
Posted: November 22, 2016, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand what plan documents they need, what the documents should contain and the implications of using a "wrap document" to wrap the ERISA plan document and SPD requirements into one document.
Posted: October 17, 2016, 4:00 am
Having a benefits communications strategy can ensure employees have the information they need to make their purchase decision, while relieving you of some of the HR burden.
Posted: October 17, 2016, 4:00 am
WisdomWorkplace Webinar: How Telehealth and Technology Are Changing the Landscape of Employee Benefits
Join VSP® and UBA for a live webinar as we explore how technology and telehealth are changing the way employees receive their eye care and how a vision plan can be a critical component to helping you improve employee satisfaction and productivity.
Posted: September 7, 2016, 4:00 am
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1557 provides that individuals shall not be excluded from participation, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any health program or activity which receives federal financial assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Posted: September 7, 2016, 4:00 am
During this one hour webinar, you'll hear more about the challenges facing employers today and practical solutions to help close this coverage gap.
Posted: July 21, 2016, 4:00 am
The EEOC recently issued two final rules governing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employee wellness programs.
Posted: July 20, 2016, 4:00 am
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has placed numerous obligations and responsibilities on applicable large employers (ALEs) and employers who sponsor group health plans.
Posted: May 20, 2016, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand what plan documents they need, what the documents should contain, and the implications of using a "wrap document" to wrap the ERISA plan document and SPD requirements into one document.
Posted: February 19, 2016, 4:00 am
This webinar will help employers understand when to undergo controlled group or affiliated service group analysis, and when the aggregated headcounts are used.
Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:00 am
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) reporting requirements are rapidly approaching for employers with group health plans or with 50 or more full time or full time equivalent employees. During 2015, the IRS released a variety of FAQs. as well as draft and then final instructions for employers who are preparing to file. This webinar will provide an overview of all the information reporting guidance and instructions.
Posted: November 13, 2015, 4:00 am
This 90-minute basic webinar will help employers understand the impact of the decision in Obergefell on employee benefits and other employment issues. Eligible for 1.5 HRCI credit hours for participation.
Posted: July 17, 2015, 4:00 am
This 90-minute basic webinar will help you determine if the Service Contract Act applies to you, and how to comply with its rules.
Posted: June 11, 2015, 4:00 am
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) introduced a variety of new penalties, fines, and taxes that employers are working hard to avoid paying. Join this webinar for help to determine when a penalty is owed and how to report non-compliance.
Posted: June 9, 2015, 4:00 am
Did you happen to miss this webinar that was hosted on March 5, 2015? Are you interested in learning more about maximizing your vision benefit?
Posted: March 23, 2015, 4:00 am
Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Posted: February 17, 2015, 4:00 am
UBA Employer Webinar Series Tuesday, February 10, 2014 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:00 am
Today, more than 4 billion (out of 6.8 billion) people own a mobile phone. This includes people across all socio-economic classes around the world. They have become part of everyday life.
Posted: December 29, 2014, 4:00 am
The elections are over and the balance of power has shifted in Washington, D.C. Will there be significant changes, or will things just continue as usual? Significant parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA ) have been implemented, but major additional requirements are scheduled to take effect over the next few years.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 4:00 am
Managing leaves of absence is an ongoing issue for many employers. Several laws potentially apply to leaves -- the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and workers' compensation apply most often. Recent guidance under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act has added protections for pregnant employees.
Posted: November 3, 2014, 4:00 am
Wisdom Workplace Webinar: The FMLA Freight Train: How To Stay Ahead of It Monday, October 27, 2014 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT
Posted: October 17, 2014, 4:00 am
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT
Posted: October 1, 2014, 4:00 am
Employer Webinar Series Wellness Programs and Health Care Reform Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Posted: September 19, 2014, 4:00 am
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lays out the definition and responsibilities of fiduciaries. Individuals who oversee employee benefit plans need to understand these requirements.
Posted: September 8, 2014, 4:00 am
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continues to phase in. Many plan design requirements took effect in 2014 for both large and small plans. This next year will bring employer-shared responsibility ("play or pay") requirements for larger employers. PPACA has also affected the notices employers need to give as part of the open enrollment process and it affects COBRA.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 4:00 am
Understanding the Wage and Hour Laws Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Posted: July 1, 2014, 4:00 am
Sponsored by The Principal, in this webinar we'll discuss how simple plan design changes can help your participants better prepare for retirement -- and positively impact your organization's bottom line.
Posted: June 16, 2014, 4:00 am
In recent years, employers have paid millions of dollars in back pay to workers who have been classified incorrectly or paid for fewer hours than they should have been. Both federal and state laws apply to employers, and some of the requirements are complicated. This 90-minute intermediate level webinar is designed to help you stay on top of your obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Posted: June 13, 2014, 4:00 am
Most employee benefit plans are required to file a Form 5500 annually, and penalties for not meeting this obligation can be costly. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Posted: May 1, 2014, 4:00 am
Form 5500 Filing Requirements Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Most employee benefit plans are required to file a Form 5500 annually, and penalties for not meeting this obligation can be costly. During this 90-minute basic-to-intermediate level webinar we will discuss:
Posted: April 15, 2014, 4:00 am
Counting employees under health care reform is not as easy as 1 – 2 - 3. The rules are quite complicated, and if not done correctly can have serious repercussions for your business. The final employer shared responsibility (“play or pay”) regulations have been issued and beginning in 2015, larger employers will need to either offer health coverage that meets the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or pay penalties. Although the requirement is not effective until 2015, employers need to be gathering data and making decisions now.
Posted: April 6, 2014, 4:00 am
Want to know what is happening in Washington, D.C. as it relates to the now four-year-old Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? While parts of the law have been implemented, major additional requirements are scheduled to take effect over the next several years. Significant regulations on the employer-shared responsibility and reporting requirements were issued earlier this year. Meanwhile, a number of bills have been introduced in Congress to modify, or even repeal, this law.
Posted: April 4, 2014, 4:00 am
Employers of all sizes are challenged to rethink employee benefits in this new world of health care reform. Tight budgets and a still-recovering economy are spurring benefits managers to think beyond health insurance and look at their benefits as a whole. They must think creatively and more broadly. They must step up their communications to help employees manage the changes ahead. The task requires commitment, but the payoff is more than worthwhile: a benefits program that helps employers of all sizes compete more effectively in tomorrow’s marketplace.
Posted: April 3, 2014, 4:00 am
Want to know what is happening in Washington, D.C., as it relates to the now four-year-old Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? While parts of the law have been implemented, major additional requirements are scheduled to take effect over the next several years. Significant regulations on the employer-shared responsibility and reporting requirements were issued earlier this year. Meanwhile, a number of bills have been introduced in Congress to modify, or even repeal, this law.
Posted: March 19, 2014, 4:00 am
The IRS has issued the final employer-shared responsibility ("play or pay") regulations and employers promptly need to determine if they are large enough for the requirements to apply to them. The employer's size also determines when any penalties will start to apply.
Posted: February 18, 2014, 4:00 am
The health marketplaces/exchanges have enrolled many individuals, but are not without problems. Lawsuits continue to be filed about different provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and a number of bills have been introduced in Congress to modify the law. Meanwhile, the regulatory agencies continue to release clarifications and new regulations.
Posted: January 17, 2014, 4:00 am
The January Edition of UBA's Employer Webinar Series will Take Place on Tuesday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT
Posted: December 21, 2013, 4:00 am
January's Employer Webinar will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET and will focus on HRAs, HSAs and FSAs under PPACA. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for other details, including webinar presenter information.
Posted: December 4, 2013, 4:00 am
On Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. ET, "Health Care Reform: Options, Obligations and Opportunities" will be presented by UBA as part of the Wisdom Workplace series.
Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:00 am
The December edition of UBA's Employer Webinar Series will be Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. ET.
Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:00 am
While there have been delays on some key provisions of PPACA, employers will need to start planning now to ensure compliance in 2015.
Posted: November 14, 2013, 4:00 am
Citrix (the makers of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar) has completed an upgrade for all UBA users of this product.
Posted: October 14, 2013, 4:00 am
UBA's October and November Employer Webinars offer can't-miss insight.
Posted: October 8, 2013, 4:00 am
With the issuance of final regulations affecting wellness programs, employers with existing programs need to review their programs to see if changes are needed to meet the new requirements. Employers considering adding a wellness program also need to understand the rules.
Posted: August 22, 2013, 4:00 am
Tuesday, June 11 will mark the next installment of UBA's Employer Webinar Series. Covering Department of Labor audits of health plans, the session will begin at 2 p.m. EST and will be conducted by Linda Rowings, UBA's Chief Compliance Officer.
Posted: May 29, 2013, 4:00 am
Controlling costs is the top priority for public sector benefits programs, but how can employers know what works and what doesn’t – and how much money can you really save? This webinar will look at best practices researched by Colonial Life and the Government Finance Officers Association.
Posted: March 27, 2013, 4:00 am
Join us for this 90-minute, intermediate-level webinar in which we will provide a brief recap on the HIPAA requirements for group health plans and highlight what’s new and what actions employers need to take to make sure they don’t run afoul with the law.
Posted: March 25, 2013, 4:00 am
Calculating the potential "play or pay" penalties under the health care reform law can be complicated. Learn what you need to do at our March webinar.
Posted: February 25, 2013, 4:00 am
An industry expert will share how benchmarking data can help employers get the most out of their benefits offerings in a Feb. 27 webinar.
Posted: February 14, 2013, 4:00 am
Are the benefits you provide valued by employees and effective in achieving your goals? Fine-tune your benefits program by attending our webinar.
Posted: February 6, 2013, 4:00 am
Find out what you need to do to comply with the employer-shared responsibility -- or "pay or play" -- rules under health care reform in this Feb. 12 webinar.
Posted: January 21, 2013, 4:00 am
Join this special webinar to learn how your business can improve its sales and communication strategies.
Posted: January 2, 2013, 4:00 am
Join our webinar on at 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and learn how the health care reform act (aka PPACA) will impact your business in the coming months.
Posted: December 18, 2012, 4:00 am
Learn which health care reform regulations are likely to be released soon and which requirements might be delayed or repealed following the 2012 election.
Posted: November 27, 2012, 4:00 am
Personal wellness is a strategy that can lead to wealth when it comes to retirement savings for both the employee and employer. Learn more in a special webinar!
Posted: November 9, 2012, 4:00 am
Join a Nov. 1 webinar that explores how employers and their workforce can get the most from their employee assistance programs.
Posted: October 31, 2012, 4:00 am
Employers need to decide if they will "pay" or "play" after the 2014 PPACA regulations kick in. Attend this webinar and learn what rules and penalties apply to your business.
Posted: October 19, 2012, 4:00 am
So you've sent out the new notices and disclosures for retirement plan fees. Now what?
Posted: September 18, 2012, 4:00 am
While many health care reform rules don't kick in until 2014, there's plenty that employers must do next year to remain compliant with the law.
Posted: August 28, 2012, 4:00 am
Learn how to properly handle employee leaves of absence and avoid possible compliance pitfalls.
Posted: July 18, 2012, 4:00 am
Learn the benefits and constraints of flexible spending accounts and how you can craft the best benefit for your employees.
Posted: May 10, 2012, 4:00 am
Do you have an affirmative action plan? Maybe you should.
Posted: April 23, 2012, 4:00 am
Join the April session of the Employer Webinar Series and learn about the new summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) rules that will significantly impact most employers' health care plans.
Posted: March 19, 2012, 4:00 am
Learn about the new Form W-2 requirements and how you can prepare for the changes.
Posted: February 17, 2012, 4:00 am
The February installment of the Employer Webinar Series will explore compliance requirements and challenges of electronic notices for benefit plans.
Posted: January 25, 2012, 4:00 am
Deadlines for the new 401(k) and 403(b) plan fee disclosure requirements are upon us. Learn what you need to know to comply.
Posted: December 29, 2011, 4:00 am
Posted: November 18, 2011, 4:00 am
This Nov. 8 webinar will explore the legal boundaries of wellness programs for employers.
Posted: October 18, 2011, 4:00 am
This webinar, set for 2 p.m. Oct. 11, will help employers avoid major issues with 401(k) plans.
Posted: September 20, 2011, 4:00 am
Learn how NLRA impacts all employers, including those without unions, and what companies need to do to remain compliant.
Posted: August 11, 2011, 4:00 am
Although the federal Medicare program is entirely separate from the system of employer-sponsored health coverage, there is a remarkable level of interaction between the two.
Posted: August 1, 2011, 4:00 am
We will review how plan sponsors can use one or more "wrap" documents to satisfy compliance requirements.
Posted: July 1, 2011, 4:00 am
Learn an overview of general HIPAA Privacy and Security rules, focusing on what has changed since enactment of the HITECH Act.
Posted: June 1, 2011, 4:00 am
This webinar will provide an explanation of the final regulations, as well as practical compliance pointers to help employers prepare for increases in accommodation requests and disability discrimination claims.
Posted: May 1, 2011, 4:00 am
This special presentation will offer unique insight into the law and reveal new developments in the health care reform debate.
Posted: April 1, 2011, 4:00 am
This presentation will give you a greater understanding of the laws governing ERISA fiduciaries and how to minimize fiduciary liability.
Posted: March 1, 2011, 4:00 am