Thomas C. Senter, partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Employment Law Department, will be on the faculty for the live webinar “Hot Topics in Group Health Plan Administration,” to be presented by The Knowledge Group on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Group health plans are governed by a number of state and federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). The numerous requirements imposed by these laws and other rules pose significant challenges for employers in administering compliant plans.
Employers and their advisors should be well versed in addressing the compliance issues that may arise. This presentation is oriented towards employers, human resources personnel, insurance and third-party administrators (TPA), and attorneys. The speakers will engage in an in-depth discussion of the key developments and significant topics in today’s administration of group health plans, also providing focused insight as to what practitioners should consider in a COVID-19 era.
Key topics to be addressed include:
- Surprise Medical Billing
- Provider Fee Disclosure
- Managing the Claims Procedure for Out of Network Claims
- Assignment of Benefits
- Association Health Plans
- State v. Federal Laws Related to Gender Identity
- Best Practices in ACA Compliance
- Managing TPAs for Self-Insured Plans
- Considerations in the COVID-19 Era
- COBRA Administration and Recent Developments
Mr. Senter's practice focuses primarily on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. He provides counsel to employers, senior executives, Boards of Directors and Board Committees. Mr. Senter has extensive experience related to equity and non-equity based qualified and non-qualified retirement and compensation plans, stock option and deferred compensation arrangements, fiduciary issues under ERISA, plan qualification and administration issues, and employee health and welfare plans. He also advises clients on compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and COBRA, and assists in the negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements.
Additional program details and registration can be found on The Knowledge Group's website.