2013 Employee Benefits Webinar Series

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June 27, 2013

For better or worse, employers are facing new rules and requirements regarding the benefits they provide to their employees. To help you prepare for these changes, Briggs and Morgan is pleased to offer you the following webinar series. You may choose to participate in as many as you like.

Employee Benefits and Same-Sex Marriage: The Effect on Employee Benefit Plans of Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions and Legislative Changes in Minnesota
Wednesday, July 24, 12 p.m. (CDT)
The law with respect to same-sex marriages is evolving at light speed. As a result, employers may need to amend some of their employee benefit plan documents to be compliant with the laws governing same-sex relationships. In this webinar, we will explore the most significant developments in this area, and how these developments affect the employee benefits you offer.

HIPAA Enforcement On The Rise: What You Need To Know to Protect Your Company
Wednesday, August 7, 12 p.m. (CDT)
The number and severity of penalties being assessed for HIPAA privacy and security violations are increasing at an alarming rate. In this webinar, we will review recent HIPAA privacy and security guidance, and what employers and business associates need to do to protect against potential penalty assessments.

The Affordable Care Act: Moving From Learning to Implementation
Wednesday, August 21, 12 p.m. (CDT)
For the past year, employers have been busy learning about the significant changes the Affordable Care Act will bring to their health plans, and general way of doing business, beginning in 2014. Now is the time to shift gears from just learning about the ACA, to actually implementing changes. In this webinar, we will outline specific action items employers need to take in preparation for 2014. The goal is for you to leave the webinar with a specific list of action items, and the tools you will need for successfully implementing them.

Wellness Programs: How Far Can You Go?
Wednesday, September 11, 12 p.m. (CDT)
Wellness programs continue to grow in popularity as employers look for ways to curb rising health care costs, and to reap the rewards of a healthy, productive workforce. However, occasionally employers go too far in their wellness initiatives, risking lawsuits from employees or regulatory agencies. This webinar will provide useful information on the various laws that come in to play with these initiatives, and what employers need to do to minimize the risk of a lawsuit, while still enjoying the benefits of an effective wellness program.

Please RSVP to Dena Edmiston at e-mail and indicate which webinars you intend to join.

There is no charge to join. These webinars are offered as a service to our clients and friends. Login information will be e-mailed to participants the week of each webinar.

About the Speaker
Steve Brunn is a shareholder at Briggs and Morgan, P.A. and is head of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. He has more than 20 years of employee benefits experience and represents employers in the design, formation, administration and termination of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.