ACA, COBRA, HRA, and Other Webinars Available On Demand From benefitexpress

Written by benefitexpress | June 30, 2016

benefitexpress, the leading middle market, cloud-based platform for employee benefits and health exchange services, recently completed their 2016 Spring/Summer webinar series. The slide presentations are now available on their website. The series dove into the fundamentals of several key HR and benefits topics for employers including, but not limited to:

  • ACA Reporting for Employers
  • Health & Welfare Plans
  • Changes in HRA Admin
  • Cafeteria Plans: Mid-Year Elections
  • Self-Insured vs. Fully Insured


“We know it's not always possible to attend every webinar. Given how important these topics are to businesses, we believe in providing the recordings and slides on our website. Our webinars are presented by Larry Grudzien, an attorney who specializes in employee benefits. These up-to-date insightful presentations can be great places to continually refer back to regarding certain HR or benefits topics,” commented Monica Hinchey, Vice President of Client Engagement, Marketing, and Channel Partners for benefitexpress.

Below you can click on the links that will take you to the webinar slides.

Webinar: Completing ACA Reporting for Employers with Self-Insured Coverage

Description: This webinar reviewed how to complete Forms 1094-C and 1095-C for employers with self-insured coverage, in addition to:

  • What codes to use in lines 14 and 16 of Form 1095-C
  • What boxes should be checked on line 22 of Form 1094-C
  • How Form 1094-C has to be completed if your employer is a member of a controlled group
  • Reporting for COBRA participants, retirees, and other non-employees for self-insured coverage


Date: March 1st, 2016

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Webinar: Administering Health & Welfare Plans: Common Compliance Questions

Description: This webinar reviewed common questions regarding all aspects of administrating welfare plans. The discussion included topics such as:

  • Medicare
  • Health FSAs
  • HRAs


Date: March 15th, 2016

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Webinar: Issues with COBRA Administration & How to Fix Them

Description: This webinar reviewed the issues and problems with administrating COBRA. The discussion included eligibility payment notice requirement and Medicare.

Date: April 5th, 2016

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Webinar: 2016 Developments in HRA Administration: Reviewing Recent IRS Guidance

Description: This webinar reviewed:

  • The recent IRS guidance in HRA administration
  • When HRAs are free standing
  • What requirements must be met to be integrated
  • HRA reimbursed Medicare premiums


Date: April 19th, 2016

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Webinar: Determining Full Time Status for ACA

Description: This webinar covered:

  • The rules in how to determine full time status
  • Large employer status
  • Who is full-time to offer coverage
  • Measurement periods
  • Change in status
  • The effect on reporting


Date: May 3rd, 2016

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Webinar: Mid-Year Election Changes Under Cafeteria Plans

Description: This webinar reviewed all of the events that affect employees to change their elections under a cafeteria plan and when/how they apply. All 14 events were discussed.

Date: May 17th, 2016

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Webinar: The Pros and Cons of Self Insured vs. Fully Insured

Description: This webinar reviewed which factors an employer should consider in self-insuring and full benefits. It discussed the legal, administrative, and employee issues.

Date: June 7th, 2016

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Webinar: 2016 Developments in Health & Welfare Plans

Description: This webinar discussed the most current developments in Health & Welfare plans.

Date: June 28th, 2016

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benefitexpress regularly hosts free educational webinars on issues that today's HR and benefits professionals are most concerned about. benefitexpress offers webinar series throughout the year with topics including Healthcare Reform changes, COBRA rules and regulations, HIPAA training, HSA’s and HRA’s, wellness programs, welfare benefits, FMLA and more.

About benefitexpress:

benefitexpress is the leading middle market, cloud-based platform for employee benefits and health exchange services, with a focus on flexibility. By offering technology that integrates all benefits, in a one stop shop, benefitexpress provides simplicity to complex plans and offers a very custom-made experience to engage and educate employees while offering employers an ease of benefit management that is unmatched in market. benefitexpress provides a full range of services including, benefit enrollment, management and administration as well as direct bill services, reimbursement account administration, carrier bill reconciliation, total compensation statements, and a full service call center.

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