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Keep up with leading edge industry developments with Digital's informative webinar series:

Previous Sessions

Title: When It Comes to Compliance, Ignorance is Risk!

Presenter: Carl Pilger

Ignorance is not bliss when it means getting in hot water with the government or paying hefty fines.

As your benefits advisors, we are here to provide you with information to help you stay out of trouble by complying with applicable laws and regulations. 


Description: Please join our April 9th webinar when we cover the top compliance issues: 

  • Are your carriers and vendors correctly doing what you hired them to do? 
  • Have you recently audited your plan participation?  
  • Do you have the correct plan documents? 
  •  Is your Summary Plan Description (SPD) up to date? 
  • Are you properly administering COBRA? 

We’ve seen innocent mistakes become federal cases. 

Don’t miss the webinar that will help you toe the compliant line!


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Title: A Not-to-Miss ACA Webinar: What Every Company Needs to Know About Final Regulations

Presenter:

Description:

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Title: Worksite Wellness Promotes Healthy People and Balance Sheets

Presenter: Nicole Consiglio, CPT, CLC
Workforce Health Consultant


Description: Health care costs are a top concern for companies and employees alike. That’s why learning effective ways to manage costs through innovative wellness programs are becoming a top priority. 

Please join us for a discussion about how wellness can promote healthier choices, bottom lines and other topics:

• Genesis of Workplace Wellness
• Wellness as a Key Company Advantage
• Ensuring Wellness Works


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Title: 10 Things Employers Must do to be ACA Ready

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives
Carl Pilger, Vice President, Legal Counsel
 


Description: The numerous changes, deadlines and requirements coming in the new health care reform landscape can seem overwhelming. Getting organized is often the hardest part.

In this session, we presented 10 steps employers can follow to get ahead of the curve. 

Download to learn how.  



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Title: Changes in Consumer-Driven Health Options

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives
Carl Pilger, Vice President, Legal Counsel


Description:

Am I permitted to use an FSA to help employees pay for coverage on the Marketplace in 2014?  Can I use an HRA to fund individual insurance premiums in 2014?  How do I know if my HRA is integrated with my group health plan?  Join us to learn the answers to these questions and learn what new federal guidance means for consumer-driven health care in 2014 and beyond.



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Title: Mandatory Exchange Notification Requirement Drawing Near

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives
Carl Pilger, Vice President, Legal Counsel


Description:

The October 1 deadline for you to issue Marketplace exchange notifications is drawing near. Are you ready?

Also, are you prepared for the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and Business Associate Agreement changes you must implement by as soon as September 23, 2013? 

Be in-the-know when it comes to these critical compliance requirements. 



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Title: Communicating to Your Employees About ACA

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives
Carl Pilger, Vice President, Legal Counsel


Description:

Do your employees understand how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact them? A recent survey showed that only eight percent of employees said they had heard about it from their employer. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What you need to communicate to your employees about ACA now
  • What tools and presentations Digital provides for employee education

Please note: Due to numerous client inquiries, the webinar will also provide a brief update on the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) impact on ACA.



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Title: The ABCs of Marketplace Exchanges: What You Need to Know... and Do.

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

Description:

A Marketplace exchange is a complicated topic for most employers. There are many unanswered questions and lots of confusion – and you need to be able to address this topic comfortably. The informative, high-level overview will get you up to speed quickly. You’ll learn …

  • The differences between private and public exchanges
  • State and federal obligations
  • Employer requirements
  • The penalty landscape
  • And more (Q&A)
Please note: Due to numerous client inquiries, the webinar will also touch base quickly on the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) fees.


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Title: Making Health Care Reform Work For You

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, SVP of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives

Description: Digital remains committed to helping make the Affordable Care Act work in the best interests of employers.

This complimentary and educational session guided individuals through how to make the most sound benefits decisions for your business.

In our session, we covered:

•    Regulatory updates
•    Compliance issues
•    Benefits and design strategies


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Title: Are You Playing Offense or Defense? A Framework for Decisions in a Changing Benefits Marketplace.

Presenter: Mike Sullivan, Executive Vice President

Description:

Mike Sullivan, executive vice president, Digital Insurance, outlined how best to position a Property & Casualty firm with employee benefits for a successful future in the business.

Core elements of the discussion included:

  • Collaboration to facilitate growth on both sides of the business
  • Competitive advantages of:
    • Health care reform expertise
    • Exchange solutions / strategy
    • Channel development
    • Carrier leverage and preferred compensation
Sullivan and his team have a wealth of experience in this area and have worked with many firms to successfully grow through the current challenges of the industry.


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Title: PPACA - Prepare Now, Implement Later.

Presenter: Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Development, Digital Insurance

Description:

In this complimentary and informative session, our health care reform expert Annette Bechtold guided you through the impact of the most recent PPACA rulings.

Download to learn how to make the most sound benefits decisions for your business in preparation for 2014. 



Highlights included:
  • Individual and employer responsibilities
  • State exchange update
  • Offering benefits in 2014 - what should you do now to prepare? 


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Title: PPACA's Employer Mandate: Offering Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage in 2014 and Beyond

Presenter:
Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Development, Digital Insurance


Description:
In just over a year, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will impose financial penalties on certain employers who don’t provide health insurance coverage and, in some cases,  on employers that do. Are you certain your business is safe?


Highlights included:
- Which businesses face potential penalties?
- How much are the penalties?
- How do you determine full-time equivalents?
- What about variable hour/seasonal workers?
- If employers do offer coverage, who do they need to provide it to?
- What determines if an employee qualifies for subsidies?
- Q&A … and more.


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Title: The Future Benefits Marketplace (under 50 employees)

Presenter:
Mike Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Digital Insurance


Description:
As the largest platform for managing small group employee benefits in the country, Digital Insurance is often asked for perspective on the future direction of the marketplace. During this complimentary webinar, Mike Sullivan spoke about the evolving economics of our industry and how firms need to be thinking about and positioning themselves.


Highlights included:
- Market alignment, including private and public exchanges
- The evolving role of technology and support services for clients
- An expanded view of the client/agency infrastructure
- The economics of small group and how to not just survive, but thrive
- Changing carrier dynamics as the market determines winners/losers
- Choices agencies need to make sooner rather than later


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Title: PPACA Is Constitutional - So Now What?

Presenter:
Annette Bechtold, Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategic Development, Digital Insurance


Description:
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as constitutional, and Digital remains committed to moving forward and helping make the legislation work in the best interests of groups. Join us and we will help you to make educated, sound benefits decisions.


Highlights included:
- Form W-2 reporting requirement
- $2,500 limit on employee contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Summary of Benefits and Coverage requirements
- The definition of "activities" that improve health care quality
- Employee notification as to the availability of health insurance exchanges


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