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

SHRM 2013 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Tales from the Trenches: How Employers Can Avoid Common Health Plan Compliance Pitfalls
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Workplace Application:  Reduce unintended financial exposure resulting from common employer health plan administration practices.

Controlling health plan costs and financial exposure is difficult, at best. To address health plan compliance with federal laws more easily, employers can address the plan administration functions they handle in-house (such as determining employee and dependent eligibility and when coverage ends). Failure to comply with applicable laws in performing these functions may result in significant, sometimes catastrophic, costs and financial exposure.

  • Learn about plan administration functions that employers often carry out in-house.
  • Gain an understanding of common employer practices that can violate compliance requirements and result in financial exposure.
  • Learn what changes to current practices are needed to best achieve compliance with federal requirements for health plans.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:15am to 10:45am

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.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
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