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Open-Enrollment Season: Tips for Employers Educating Employees

Educate, engage and increase participation in your open enrollment program.

Health and welfare benefits are necessary in employee recruiting and retention. However, with health care reform, benefits have become increasingly more confusing and complicated. Moreover, the costs of health care and, consequently, insurance continues to rise.

This topic will assist employers sponsoring group health and welfare plans design a benefits package that is attractive to employees, that may help combat the rising costs of sponsoring benefits, and provide different strategies for communicating the benefits to employees which will make them more knowledgeable consumers of health care.


Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Determining Who Is Benefit-Eligible

  • Full-Time Definition for ACA

Hours of Service

Look-Back Measurement Method

Monthly Measurement Method

  • Common Law Employees vs. Independent Contractors
  • Eligibility for Other Benefits

Planning the Plan Design

  • Time Frames
  • HRAs
  • FSAs
  • CHDPs With HSAs
  • Wellness Programs

Communication Strategies

  • Medium of Communication

Tech, Mobile, Paper, Mail, Etc.

  • Distribution Methods

Electronic vs. Paper

Explaining Benefits in an Understandable Way

  • Constant "Drip" of Information
  • Cost-Saving Tools and Strategies
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Jennifer S. Kupper

Jennifer S. Kupper

iaCONSULTING

  • In-House counsel and compliance officer for iaCONSULTING, iaWellness, YOU. Designer Health, and Insurance Partners of Texas
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employee group health and welfare benefits, including plan design, implementation, and compliance
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous topics, including how to survive a DOL Health and Welfare Audit, ACA market reforms, ACA shared-responsibility, group wellness programs, and HIPAA Privacy and Security for applicable group health plans
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of group wellness programs, ACA employer-shared responsibility plan design and reporting, ERISA compliance
  • iaCONSULTING provides employee benefit consulting services that far exceed traditional carrier selection and plan design; understanding health care reform is crucial to sponsoring group health and welfare plans; iaCONSULTING provides proactive plan management and compliance guidance, working in partnership with executives and human resource managers; our team develops a long term strategy for maintaining a valuable, sustainable benefits package, allowing employers to recruit and retain a talented workforce; additionally, our legal team and corporate wellness divisions ensure that both liability and cost containment issues are addressed
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, with health law certificate, Texas Tech University School of Law; B.S. degree, Texas A&M University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Jason Luter

Jason Luter

Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

  • Employee Benefits attorney with the law firm Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
  • Practice focused on ERISA and all aspects of employee benefits, including plan design, implementation, taxation, and compliance
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on employee benefits topics, including ERISA, IRS and DOL audits, employee benefit tax compliance, health and welfare plan compliance, ACA market reforms, and ACA shared-responsibility
  • Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. is a full-service law firm, and our ERISA and Employee Benefits department counsels clients of all types and sizes with respect to qualified and nonqualified employee benefits offerings, including retirement plans and health and welfare benefit plans; compliance with ERISA and health care reform can be complex, and our attorneys work with clients to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations; our attorneys also work with clients to design and implement employee benefits programs to attract, retain, and incentivize employees; additionally, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. works with clients to correct errors in benefit plan administration, respond to government audits, and to resolve any disputes that arise with respect to employee benefit plans
  • B.B.A. degree in finance, Southern Methodist University; J.D. degree, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law; LL.M. degree in taxation and employee benefits certificate, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 394527
Published 2015
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