Explore the latest employee benefit law changes
Prior to COVID-19, only 3% of the U.S. labor force worked remotely. Now 42% of Americans work from home full-time, and some companies have announced the change will be permanent.1 While other businesses continue to debate the benefits of a fully remote workforce, it’s clear that 2020 changed the way we work. It also prompted a cascade of changes to employee benefit plans.
The 17th Annual Employee Benefits Update will unpack the ramifications of legislative, administrative and regulatory changes that have arisen over the past year, so you can help your clients in attracting, retaining, and motivating talented employees.
An active year for employee benefits
In this full-day program, presenters will provide an annual ERISA case law update and help you navigate a broad spectrum of issues, including:
- Changes to health, welfare, and cafeteria plans
- Final 162(m) regulations and executive compensation updates
- COVID-19 vaccine incentives
Your consolidated update
Enacted in late December 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) amended the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) to provide additional protections. Group health plans and health insurance issuers are now required to conduct comparative analyses of the non-quantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) used for medical and surgical benefits as compared to mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits.
Understand the new documentation and reporting rules for showing compliance with the Mental Health Parity Act. Review new HIPAA regulations. Discover requirements in regards to price transparency and surprise billing.
From “best practice” to legal obligation
Enacted in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) contains substantial updates affecting employer-provided benefit plans. Gain an overview of the legislation and hear discussion of ARPA's impact on and the practicalities of administering the changes, including subsidized COBRA premiums, dependent care FSA limits, single employer pension plans, multiple employer plans, payroll tax credits, and changes to code section 162(m).
Understand the latest developments affecting employee benefits, compensation, and taxation matters with 17th Annual Employee Benefits Update.
12020: The year that changed everything