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Employee Benefits Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions

Written by Allison Loehman | February 12, 2019

As of September 2018, merger and acquisition deals involving American companies reported a value of $1.3 trillion and represented 40% of all global M&A activity — putting 2018 on pace to break records for corporate consolidation.

Mammoth agreements like Cigna Group’s acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. and Keurig Green Mountain Inc’s merge with Dr Pepper Snapple Group are just two examples of the wave of M&A touching companies and industries of all shapes and sizes.

But once the ink dries on the M&A agreement, resource-strapped HR departments often find themselves faced with an overwhelming task. They must unite new and existing employees around a common benefit offering that will likely represent change for all. This requires HR professionals to carefully analyze needs, build the right benefits package and have an infrastructure to support roll-out and employee education.

For many human resources professionals, an M&A project may present itself only once or twice during an entire career. However, these events are routine in our world, and we are here to help.

Join us for a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, February 19th at 1:00 pm central for a deep-dive into common employee benefits issues raised in mergers and acquisitions.


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Webinar | Is the ACA Invalid? Learn About the Recent Federal District Court Decision

Written by Julia Goebel | January 18, 2019

Recently a Federal District Court held in Texas, et al. v. United States of America, et al. that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, and that the other provisions in the ACA are invalid because they are inseverable from the individual mandate.

So, what does this mean for your organization?

Watch our one-hour webinar and keep up-to-date on the recent legislative developments in the Federal ACA appeal. This webinar is important for any insurance broker, TPA, employer or adviser who wants to be prepared to understand the Court's decision to declare the ACA invalid.

The webinar was held on January 22, 2019, hosted by Larry Grudzien, ERISA Attorney and compliance expert.

Scroll down to download a copy of the slides or view a recording of the webinar.


Webinar | The Latest Developments in Health and Welfare Plans

Written by benefitexpress | August 10, 2018

We work in an exciting industry – which means quick changes are the norm, and adaptability is a necessity. Keep your compliance plans up to date with a download of all legislative changes since our last update webinar.

This webinar covered the latest on health care reform - legislation that's passed in the last six months, what's on the way, and what it means for your organization.


Webinar | From Analysis to Action: How Personalization Can Lower Employer Costs and Reinforce Your Role as a Trusted Adviser

Written by benefitexpress | July 10, 2018

Personalization is everywhere – from Amazon to Spotify, and is now the expectation for consumers. Personalization in benefits elections is also the new normal, thanks to decision support tools and data analytics. Modern decision support tools draw on data points including demographics, preferences and medical need, all highly relevant towards personalization ... as opposed to the "one-size fits all" modeler of the past that relied on strict business rules.


Webinar | Understanding Flex Spending Compliance

Written by benefitexpress | June 19, 2018

FSAs can do some heavy lifting for your benefits plan – they allow employees to save pretax dollars for healthcare costs without the price tag of other financial wellness initiatives.


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Webinar | The Alphabet Soup of Carrier Integration: EDI vs. API

Written by benefitexpress | May 30, 2018

If you have ever compared benefits administration software vendors, you’ve likely heard the acronyms EDI and API presented as carrier integration offerings. At the core, both transmit data from one platform to another, but what is the difference between the two? And, most importantly, why should you (and your clients) care?


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Webinar | COBRA Pitfalls: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Written by benefitexpress | May 15, 2018

Leaving the organization isn't the end of the benefits cycle for employees. This webinar focuses on how to avoid one of the most common compliance pitfalls in benefits ... COBRA administration.


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Webinar | Clients Calling “Mayday”? Design a Benefits Technology Strategy to Answer Their Distress Call

Written by benefitexpress | May 1, 2018

Recently, Scott Evans spoke with Employee Benefits Adviser's Contributing Editor, Bruce Shuftan, about the top considerations for building, buying or borrowing a benefits technology strategy to offer clients. 


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Webinar | Training the Technique: Advanced ERISA Compliance

Written by benefitexpress | April 17, 2018

If your organization offers any form of retirement plan, chances are you have questions about ERISA. This advanced compliance training will go beyond the basics of the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.


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Webinar | Factors of Self-Funding: Evaluating the Pros and Cons

Written by benefitexpress | March 7, 2018

In a changing healthcare landscape, employers are increasingly considering taking the funding of their healthcare benefits into their own hands. If you're one of them, this webinar is the one-hour guide you must see.


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