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Employer Webinar Series

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UBA's October and November Employer Webinars offer can't-miss insight.

October
The October edition of UBA's Employer Webinar Series will be Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. ET.

This program will provide information on the fall's hot topics for health and other group benefit plans. In this 90-minute, intermediate level webinar, we will cover the current news on employee benefit plan implications of Supreme Court's decision on DOMA, new information on how PPACA affects HRAs and Health FSAs, the health marketplaces and recent proposed and final regulations. Stay informed and stay current by joining us to learn about the most recent developments affecting employee benefit plans.

The webinar will be presented by Kathleen Barrow, Partner, Jackson Lewis, and Joy Napier-Joyce. Barrow has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans, for 15 years. She has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the United States Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration and has assisted employers in defending plan audits. 

Napier-Joyce is a Partner in the Baltimore office of Jackson Lewis, LLP. She counsels clients in a broad range of benefit matters, including general compliance, administration of qualified retirement plans under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, and welfare plan issues involving cafeteria plans, health plans, flexible spending accounts, group insurance products, COBRA and HIPAA.

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

November
The Supreme Court's decision that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional raised many questions for employers.  The IRS and the Department of Labor have now released guidelines for handling some of the issues related to providing employee benefits to same-sex spouses.  In this 90-minute intermediate level webinar, we will discuss the guidelines that have been issued, what group and retirement plans need to do to comply with this decision, ways to deal with the uncertainties created by the Court's ruling, and when employers need to act.

The DOMA decision only affects same sex marriage - employers still need to deal with benefits and tax issues if they choose to offer coverage to domestic partners.  Our speakers will review  the imputed income rules. They also will discuss reasons employers may want to re-evaluate their plan eligibility rules in light of this decision.   

The presentation will be Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. ET. Slides will be posted on the UBA website the day before the webinar. The email invitation will be provided next week.

Presenters will be Lisa M. deFilippis and Joy M. Napier-Joyce. deFilippis is Of Counsel in the Cleveland, Ohio office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Ms. deFilippis is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group. She has practiced employee benefits law for 25 years, advising a wide range of businesses and organizations in various industries, including manufacturing, sports management, health care, professional practice, tax-exempt organizations, universities and government entities.

 

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