July 2017 Employer Webinar

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover how to determine if an employer fits ERISA’s church, government, or municipal exemption. We will:

  • Briefly discuss which employers are subject to ERISA
  • Describe the ERISA exemptions
  • Discuss the considerations for group health plans that meet the exemptions
  • Discuss the impact of referencing ERISA or meeting ERISA obligations when the plan is exempt from ERISA
  • Discuss recent Supreme Court cases involving ERISA and church plans

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand whether their group health plan fits within an ERISA exemption.

The presentation will be posted on the UBA website the day before the webinar.

Jeff Smith is a partner in the Cleveland office of Fisher Phillips and a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. He works with clients to create, implement and maintain their retirement and health plans.

He also advises employers on the impact of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and Voluntary Employer Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs).

While in law school, Jeff served as Executive Notes Editor and earlier as Associate Editor of the Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. He has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Star three times. He was also listed in Best Lawyers in 2017.

This webinar is complimentary, please use code UBA490EW when registering.

Register here

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or any member of your RBA team.

Compliance Officer
Russ Blakely & Associates

Past Webinars:

June 2017: “What Employers Need to Know About Taxing Benefits”:

May 2017: “What Employers Need to Know About Offering and Terminating Employee Benefits”:

April 2017:”What Employers Need to Know About HIPAA and HITECH” :

March 2017: “What Employers Need to Know About Cafeteria Plan Nondiscrimination Rules”: http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=4b4e3f75-2984-4873-96d7-4e17555ddc31

February  2017: “What Employers Need to Know about the Medicare Secondary Payer Rules and the CMS Data Match Program” :

January 2017:”When Employers Offer Health Benefits to Non-Employees” is: http://webinars.ubabenefits.com/WebinarRecordingGateway/tabid/2890/Default.aspx?rid=2be2646c-f7ed-4693-b699-b8ee680039b9

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