Course Descriptions

Upcoming Programs

 

ACA Reporting Requirements

Presented by Jen Reed June 18th, 10:00am

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We are pleased to host a free webinar for clients and invited guests about ACA reporting requirements. Jennifer Reed from ECI will discuss the reporting requirements and overview that will help you prepare now so you are ready for January, 2016. This presentation is unique, because Jennifer Reed has a core benefits and HR Technology consulting background, and as a result she will be focusing on the logistics of the ACA reporting. Some of you may have seen a webinar or seminar that covers the law, but not many have had the chance to hear someone speak about the details regarding how the reporting will actually happen. Jennifer also has experience presenting nationally on this topic.

HR Perspective on 2015 and beyond – Changes and Challenges

Presented by Ruth Liebermann March 26th, 1:00

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Every year brings new challenges and opportunities in dealing with our respective employee populations. Some of these changes are imposed upon us – legislatively; others come via internal demands – e.g. the dynamics of a changing marketplace for our product offering or for employee talent. This webinar will focus on the 2015 environment we find ourselves in and some best practice responses worth considering as we step through the year and its challenges.

  1. Slowly Improving US Economy – Impact on Turnover & Best Practice responses
  2. Legislative –
    1. Basics – Min. Wage / FICA / Mileage reimbursement
    2. ACA
    3. NLRB
    4. Immigration
    5. Pd. Sick Lv – MA & multi-state compliance
  3. Miscellaneous – Electronic Communications; Social Media (the good – Recruiting; the challenge – ‘Glass Door’); e-cigarettes; Medical Marijuana; Pregnancy discrimination; Non-Competes; others.

 
 

Alternative Funding Strategies Series Part 1 – Employee Benefit Group Captive – Personal Funding Arrangements

Presented by Andrew Clayton April 16th, 1:00

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Completed Programs

 

Private Exchange: How Can it Help my Company?

Presented by Justin Depasse Feb 19th, 1:00

One of the top concerns for businesses is the rising cost of health insurance and what is going to happen next in this ever–changing environment. As a certified partner of Liazon, Aisling is able to provide access to their Bright Choices private exchange and using this tool, solve for many of the challenges employers are faced with today. The focus of the webinar will be:

  1. What is a private exchange?
  2. What problems do exchanges solve?
  3. Components of a good exchange

Thousands of companies are already using this strategy to their advantage to save money and increase employee satisfaction. Come learn about the Bright Choices® Exchange – one of the fastest growing private benefits exchanges in the country.

 
 

Leveraging the Internet and Mobile Technology to Bring Efficiency to HR and Benefits

Presented by Joe Markland January 15th, 1:00

The Internet and technology continues to impact the business world and HR is no exception. The way employers manage HR and how employee’s access information is changing dramatically with the web and mobile technologies. Technology firms like ADP, Kronos, Silk Road, and many more continue to expand their capabilities to the web and mobile. So what does all this mean for HR and where are things going?

In this presentation Joe Markland, President of HR Technology Advisors will discuss how employers are leveraging technology to improve business processes and expand employee self-service. This can range from HR, Benefits, Payroll, Time and Attendance, Intranets, and more. He will also talk about future trends and attempt to separate great stories from reality. He will review the technology market and provide advice on how employers can evaluate their options and move their business into this new paradigm. Finally, he will talk about ways employers can enhance the experience for employees to extend employee self-service and keep them engaged.

 
 

The New Massachusetts Mandatory Sick Leave Law – an Overview

Presented by Mark Ventola March 19th

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We will be reviewing the details of the new Massachusetts Mandatory Sick Leave Law, addressing who will be covered, what the accrual and carryover requirements are, and how this will impact employers.

 
 

Alternative Funding Strategies Series Part 1 – Employee Benefit Group Captive – Self Insurance Without the Traditional Risk and Volatility

Presented by Andrew Clayton April 16th, 1:00

Joins us as Andrew Clayton, President of Pareto Captive Services, discusses how medium sized employers can access all of the advantages of self insurance without the risk and volatility. An employee benefit group captive allows employers to jointly form and manager their own insurance “entity” so they can decrease cost and increase control over their employee benefit program.

 
 

Alternative Funding Strategies Part 2: Participating Funding Arrangements

Presented by Steve Tardanico May 21st, 1:00

 

Join us as Steve Tardanico will be providing detailed information about how ROI Based Administration and the Participating Funding Arrangement (PFA) can “trim the fat” off your fully insured health care premiums. We will be getting educated on how combining ROI Based Administration and the PFA Strategy can;

  1. Reduce your immediate healthcare premiums expenses.
  2. Keep your current benefit levels intact.
  3. Allow you to work with any insurance carrier. Including your current one.
  4. Allow you to control a portion of your health care premium costs, without the risk and/or discrimination of self-funding.
  5. Provide choice to employees without having to pay “adverse selection” fees to the carriers.
  6. Build in programs that not only enhances your employee benefit program, but can reduces direct and indirect health care costs.

To truly reduce health care costs we need to create better health care consumers. RSI is excited to be partnering with Aisling Partners to help provides the tools, the strategies, the administrative integration, and when necessary the incentives to create better health care options to clients.

An Introduction to The Prosential Group & HCR Update

Presented by Stay Barrow January 23rd

Eat lunch & E-Learn with us on the 23rd of January at noontime. We are proud to announce our relationship with The Prosential Group. As an independently owned boutique firm, this relationship allows us to continue our personal touch as a smaller firm but now allows us to provide even more value added services behind us akin to that of larger firms. We’re hopeful you’re able to spend some time listening and learning about your new opportunities through this relationship.

We will also take time to review the events of 2013 and those expected to come to light in 2014. Stay Barrow will conduct this important webinar that will be pertinent for all sized employers.

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Human Resources: Your Yearly Update

Presented by Ruth Liebermann March 27th

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Join us as Ruth K. Liebermann, President & Founder of HR Insourcing provides an update on matters pertaining solely to Human Resources. We were thrilled with the positive feedback following last years webinar and are excited to bring her back to do an additional webinar on updates this year.

 
 

An Introduction to FMLA and FMLA Outsourcing

Presented by Ellen Donovan McCann April 17th

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was passed in 1993 and expanded in both 2008 and again just earlier this year. Of all federal employment laws, FMLA is one of the most popular and beneficial to employees. Employees are aware of the basic requirements of the law but may not realize the law provides employers with various options on how to administer FMLA. It is essential for all Human Resources staff and supervisors to understand how to comply with FMLA, and with their organization’s own FMLA policy.
Topics will include:

  • Impact of lost employee time
  • FMLA History and overview
  • Legal and administrative considerations
  • Administrative options

 
 

Long Term Care in the Workplace

Presented by Ed Jette May 22th, 1:00-2:00 PM

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We will have an industry leader, Ed Jette spend an hour educating us on Long Term Care, what it is and how it can be an effective benefit at your company.

 
 

Social Media Employer Awareness

Presented by Joseph Bartulis June 19th, 10:00-11:00 AM

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Do you or your employees have a Social Media account? Facebook or maybe Twitter?

Join this important webinar as labor attorney Joseph Bartulis of Fletcher Tilton discusses potential hazards and things to be aware of when dealing with what could seem to be a simple issue in social media in today’s world.

Aisling Partners: Guiding you Through

Presented by Jon Clark, Todd McDonald

A walk you through of what you can expect from Aisling Partners in terms of guidance and a partnership through confusing times. We will be reviewing PPACA, changes that could effect you and how Aisling intends to handle them.

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Financial Literacy

Presented by Anthony Bartlett, John Lian, and Jennifer Shea

  • Qualified retirement plans- maximizing employees participation.
  • Non Qualified retirement plans- maximizing the benefits to key people.
  • Administrator and Trustee responsibilities.
  • Financial Planning for key people and the rank and file.
  • Retirement distribution planning.
  • Tying it all together.

 
 

Health Care Reform: A Mid Year Update

Presented by Stacy Barrow

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Health Care Reform: The Past Present and Future

Presented by Stacy Barrow

As valued friends and clients of our firm, we invited you to join us for a presentation by Stacy Barrow of the law firm Proskauer Rose in Boston, on the latest changes and requirements under Health Care Reform.

Since its passage, numerous regulations have been released that affect nearly everyone. At Aisling, we commit to keeping you informed of changes under Health Care Reform that could affect you. Without adequate preparation, employers could potentially be subject to fines for failure to comply with Health Care Reform’s requirements.

To that end, we are providing this complementary seminar exclusively for our friends and clients. We hope that you can join us. The presentation will cover the latest health mandates and market reforms that affect employers, such as the employer “pay-or-play” mandate, insurance rating reform, and the new Exchanges. We’ll also discuss new tax, notice, and reporting requirements coming into effect, including W-2 informational reporting, summaries of benefits and coverage, comparative effectiveness fee, and the increased Medicare payroll tax effective in 2013.

  • Individual Mandate
    • Subsidies and Penaties
  • Exchanges
    • Essential Health Benefits
  • Employer “Pay-or-Play” Mandate
    • Determination of Full-Time Employee Status
  • PPACA’s Medicaid Expansion Provision and its effect on Employers
  • PPACA’s “Litigation Minefield”
  • Review of Insurance Mandates
    • Medical Loss Ratios
    • Summaries of Benefits and Coverage
    • W-2 Reporting of Health Care Costs
    • $2,500 Limit on Health FSAs
    • Other Select Taxes

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Health Savings Accounts

Presented by William Stuart

Join us today for the purpose of helping guide you to avoid the major issues with Health Savings Accounts. During this webinar, you will be able to identify these situations if they’re present already, learn about approaches to get back into compliance and how to structure benefit offerings to minimize potential issues.

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HR Audits: Are you confident in your records and processes?

Presented by Ruth K. Liebermann

There are plenty of human resources challenges we are all trying to keep up with relative to updates, edits, adds, deletes.

This webinar will focus on multiple other initiatives federal and state governments continue to impose ranging from:

  • Broader definitions of “disability”
  • Initiating interactive processes at work around subject such as social networking / religious tolerance
  • The possibility of E-Verify becoming a state requirement for all employers
  • Varied changes coming with the Affordable Care Act.

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Long Term Care in the Workplace

Presented by Ed Jette

We will have an industry leader, Ed Jette spend an hour educating us on Long Term Care, what it is and how it can be an effective benefit at your company.

 
 

Sexual Harassment: Policies

Presented by Joe Bartulis

Do you know the Massachusetts legal definitions of what constitutes sexual harassment and the implications that come from an allegation of sexual harassment? If you answered no then you or the appropriate person from your organization should attend the upcoming webinar on sexual harassment.
This 45 minute webinar will give listeners a greater awareness of what constitutes sexual harassment, what your organization can do to prevent it from occurring, how to identify it when it does occur, and how to promptly address and remedy all instances of sexual harassment when they do occur.

Participants who attend the webinar will learn, among other things:

  • How to identify sexually harassing conduct and how to prevent it.
  • How to distinguish between sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • How to make sure that employees know how to bring sexual harassment allegations to their employer’s attention.
  • How to make sure that the employees responsible for handling sexual harassment complaints know what to do and how to do it.
  • How to properly document allegations of sexual harassment and the remedial steps taken to alleviate it.
  • The anatomy of a Mass. Sexual Harassment complaint and the applicable laws that are implicated.

 
 

TheMedicalGuide: Understanding and reducing unnecessary medical care and costs

Presented by Gary Fradin

Americans annually waste between a quarter and a third of all medical spending on care that generates ‘no detectible benefit’ according to volumes of high quality research.

  • That can cost up to $3300 per employee policy annually.

Gary Fradin, President of TheMedicalGuide introduces this vast topic and shows ways to identify and avoid unnecessary medical care.

Unnecessary care harms both employers and employees:

  • It harms employers by increasing their medical costs, premiums and unnecessary medical absenteeism
  • It harms employees by increasing their out-of-pocket expenses, and, perhaps most importantly, it raises their risks of medical harm from physician error, drug side effects and other complications.

In our high deductible, increasingly self-funded health insurance environment, consumers – i.e. your employees – need to learn how to make wise and well-informed medical care decisions.

This stimulating, interactive seminar will introduce that learning process.

 
 

Tiered Network and Premium reducing Health Plan Riders

Presented by Jon Clark

New England health insurers now offer many health insurance plans with limited, regional, tiered and incentive networks. They also offer many cost saving riders. The amount of new plans coming into the marketplace is overwhelming. This webinar will provide the information you need to understand these options and make an informed decision

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Health Care Reform: The Past Present and Future

Presented by Stacy Barrow

As valued friends and clients of our firm, we invited you to join us for a presentation by Stacy Barrow of the law firm Proskauer Rose in Boston, on the latest changes and requirements under Health Care Reform.

Since its passage, numerous regulations have been released that affect nearly everyone. At Aisling, we commit to keeping you informed of changes under Health Care Reform that could affect you. Without adequate preparation, employers could potentially be subject to fines for failure to comply with Health Care Reform’s requirements.

To that end, we are providing this complementary seminar exclusively for our friends and clients. We hope that you can join us.

The presentation will cover the latest health mandates and market reforms that affect employers, such as the employer “pay-or-play” mandate, insurance rating reform, and the new Exchanges. We’ll also discuss new tax, notice, and reporting requirements coming into effect, including W-2 informational reporting, summaries of benefits and coverage, comparative effectiveness fee, and the increased Medicare payroll tax effective in 2013.

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Planning for Medicare

Presented by Sue Flanagan

Planning for Medicare is a presentation and discussion led by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. The presentation is geared towards employees approaching Medicare Eligibility. The presentation covers health insurance information outside of employer sponsored coverage such as:

  • Explanation of Medicare and Medicare Parts A and B
  • Medicare enrollment timeline
  • Medigap plans that help supplement Medicare coverage
  • Medicare Advantage plans, such as HMOs and PPOs
  • Medicare Part D prescription drug plans
  • Plans and programs available to early retirees, such as COBRA

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Long Term Care in the Workplace

We will have an industry leader, Ed Jette spend an hour educating us on Long Term Care, what it is and how it can be an effective benefit at your company.

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EAP: Should you provide this at your company?

Presented by Will Brown

Over ninety-eight percent of organizations with over 500 employees have EAPs, and 75% of organizations with between 100-500 employees also have this service. The numbers are growing rapidly. This webinar will look at why companies invest in EAP’s … are there any downsides? What about confidentiality? Can companies find out who calls the EAP? These questions will be answered so you can be better informed about the value of EAP’s.

Listeners will also learn

  • Not all EAP’s are the same: the full service EAP versus a bare bones EAP
  • The array of services that EAP’s can offer including critical incident debriefing and management consultation
  • EAP tools to address employee performance and team morale issues

 
 

FMLA – Everything you need to know

Presented by Tim Suchecki

The webinar will be lead by Tim Suchecki, the National Practice Leader for Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (RSLI), First Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (FRSLI), and Matrix Absence Management. During the presentation Tim will discuss the following:

  • Reasons and drivers to outsourcing Leave Administration
  • Costs associated with remaining complaint
  • Key factors associated with the FMLA Law
  • Results and Success

The goal of the course is to provide employers with a better understanding of the laws surrounding FMLA and best practices for remaining compliant at both the State and Federal level.

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Consumer Driven Health Rules and Tools

Presented by William Stuart

Consumer Driven plans have been present in the industry for a handful of years now and are not going anywhere. Companies have been forced to seriously consider and sometimes participate in their programs, whether it’s a high deductible health plan or a health savings account. We will address your most commonly asked questions and provide a deep insight into these consumer driven tools and how they can help your organization when implemented properly.

Listeners will learn . . .

  • How a CDH program may help control future premium increases
  • The differences between HRAs and HSAs
  • Scenarios in which each account makes sense for an employer
  • Special rules governing each account
  • How to implement a program successfully – and how not to implement one
  • How a well-designed account can be a key employee retention tool
  • Accurate sources of additional information

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Wellness linked to Premium Differentials

Presented by Sean Fitzgibbons

Results Rule!

Join this webinar focused on utilizing a scientific approach to wellness to achieve a tangible return on investment. We will spend some time focusing on the value of using clinical outcomes to deploy a performance based program which holds employees accountable for managing a healthier lifestyle. This program can be designed to use premium differentials in employees health insurance premiums as a way to incent them to a healthier way of living.

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Health Care Reform and Your Business

Presented by Stacy Barrow

This class will cover compliance and legislative changes that occurred in 2011 and what we can expect for 2012. In addition, we’ll be discussing the current state of judicial challenges to the health care reform law and upcoming mandates such as:

  • Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage
  • 60 Day Advance Notice Rule
  • Form W-2 Reporting Requirements
  • Changes to Health FSA’s
  • Revised Medical Loss Ration Rules

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Social Networking: An Employer’s Primer on their Legal Ramifications

Not only is social media used by individuals to interact on personal matters, they are also used by employees as a means to network. Likewise, many companies use social media to keep in touch with their customers and to promote their products. Given the breadth of uses for social media, it is no surprise that there are several legal implications that arise from the use of social media. This webinar will focus on the labor and employment law implications of social media.

Listeners will learn….

  • Why every company needs a social media use policy.
  • What every social media policy needs to contain.
  • The risks of accessing social media to make hiring decisions.
  • How to deal with disparaging statements by employees on social media.
  • The legal ramifications of “friending” between superiors and subordinates.
  • Protecting trade secret from being disclosed.
  • and more.

 
 

Benefit Plan Compliance: Would your Plans Survive an Agency Audit?

Presented by Stacy Barrow

In this webinar, we’ll start with a brief highlight of current health reform issues, including the latest regulations on the Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage as well as recent guidance on preventive care requirements as they relate to religiously-affiliated employers.

We’ll also discuss:

  • The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in CIGNA v. Amara on plan documents and summary plan descriptions.
  • Plan documentation requirementses and Form 5500 reporting obligations.
  • Brief overview of audit issues related to HIPAA’s Portability, Privacy, and Security rules.
  • Cafeteria plans as well as wellness plan issues, particularly the impact of the recent Seff v. Broward County case in Florida.

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Trends in Today’s Marketplace: Benefit Communications & Voluntary Benefits

Presented by Dan Miller

Companies are continuously looking to lead in today’s marketplace, whether that be through product innovation, company expansion or simply though benefit offerings for the employee population.  We can all agree the recessionary period has created a number of challenges for companies nationwide.  Today’s webinar will focus on some of these post-recessionary economic challenges, the continued impact of health care reform, administrative demands with limited resources, employees need for financial protection, buying trends/demographics and the power of employee education to influence workplace satisfaction.

Listeners will learn….

  • Why benefit education is more relevant now than ever before.
  • Why benefits through the workplace provide employee satisfaction and improved moral.
  • How Voluntary Benefits can enhance a company’s benefits portfolio.

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