Tales from the Trenches -- How Employers Can Avoid Common Health Plan Compliance Pitfalls

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session will review best practices to reduce unintended financial exposure resulting from common health plan administration practices.
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Controlling health plan costs and financial exposure is difficult. However, you can easily address health plan compliance with federal laws by addressing the plan administration functions handled in your own office. For example, your plan administration functions usually include determining which employees and dependents are eligible and when coverage ends. When you fail to comply with applicable laws in performing these functions, the result may be significant and sometimes catastrophic. Learn about plan administration functions that are often carried out in-house and common practices that may result in financial exposure as well as what changes to current practices are needed to achieve best practices for compliance with federal requirements for health plans.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Elizabeth Vollmar


Liz Vollmar has more than 25 years of hands-on experience in planning and implementing cost-effective welfare benefit plan designs and compliance strategies. As a senior member of Willis' National Legal and Research Group (NLRG), she provides expertise and leadership within NLRG and works closely with Willis consultants and clients across the country. Liz's wide-ranging expertise with respect to welfare benefits includes particularly in-depth knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and health care reform. She has also worked extensively with consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs), wellness programs, cafeteria plans, and welfare benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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