New COBRA Nottiiffiicattiion Rulles are Comiing!! How wiillll tthey iimpactt you?
New COBRA No ca on Ru es are Com ng How w hey mpac you?
Most employers still do not comply properly with all of COBRA’s complicated provisions. Now the
US Department of Labor has begun to change the rules for the type and number of notifications which
must go out.
Last year we told you “COBRA has not changed this much in one year since OBRA ’89.” The 2003-04
changes are even more dramatic than the HIPAA impacts.
This seminar will help you keep up with the ever-changing COBRA requirements, before you face an
IRS audit or employee’s lawsuit
Just a few things you will learn
What will be in the new notices and how they will impact your business
How HIPAA continues to impact and change COBRA
New IRS rules on when you should offer COBRA to someone already on Medicare
HIPAA Priivacy and iits Impact on Emplloyers
HIPAA Pr vacy and ts Impact on Emp oyers
HIPAA is one of the most significant changes to health insurance ever adopted…and it’s
about to get even more significant.
With the adoption of the new Privacy rules, you’ve seen the impact that privacy has had on
doctors, pharmacies and hospitals. But did you know that HIPAA’s privacy rules also apply to
employers offering employee benefits?
This session will help introduce you to the HIPAA privacy rules, what steps must be taken to
implement these rules in your workplace and the culture change required among supervisors,
managers and workers to ensure that privacy of health information is taken seriously and does
not result in fines or jail time.
Just a few of the things you will learn:
What these rules really mean to an employer?
How will you have to change the way you talk about and react to health information in the workplace?
What’s the difference between “Hands-On” and “Hands-Off” approaches to compliance?
Registration Fees: $60 • $99 before December1 Held at the McKimmon Center, which
$75 per half-day • $115 all day thereafter
is located on the campus of NC State
Registration Fees include: University at the corner of Western
COBRA & HIPAA materials, Blvd. and Gorman Street in Raleigh.
morning break, lunch, afternoon break. www.mckimmon.ncsu.edu
Company: ______________________________ Phone: _____________________________
Address: _______________________________ E-Mail: ____________________________
______________________________________ I was invited by: _____________________
Make checks payable to TRIANGLE ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH UNDERWRITERS
To Register - Mail: PO Box 19177 Raleigh, NC 27619-9177 or Fax to: (919) 882-9745
Or you can visit our website at www.nctahu.org.
If you have any questions, please contact David Smith (919) 806-4481
New rules have been issued by the
The New Privacy rules mean that
IRS and USDOL! Learn what is your business must take a new
allowable and how to keep your approach to handling or reacting to
company safe from IRS violations health information in the workplace
and employees’ lawsuits. or face fines or prison.
KEITH A. FRIEDE is Director, Education & Training for the Stanton Group, one of the nation’s leading
training organizations. Keith was previously president of A.E. Roberts Company, and is widely
regarded as one of the nation’s leading authorities on employee benefits and human resources
regulatory compliance. His primary areas of compliance expertise include COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA,
ADA and Section 125 cafeteria plans. In addition, he is a master trainer in the areas of presentation
skills, “train-the-trainer,” and leadership & management development.
DAVID C. SMITH is the Managing Partner of The Benefits & Insurance Law Center, a Durham-based
law firm focusing on employee benefits and insurance related matters for insurance agents, employers
and related parties throughout North Carolina. David has been involved in the health insurance and
benefits field for over 10 years, approaching the issue with his experience from regulatory, industry and
purchasers’ perspectives. David is currently working with numerous clients on HIPAA Privacy
compliance work statewide for employers of all sizes and types.
Serving the Public by promoting
Triangle Association the activities and ethical conduct
of insurance professionals through
Of Health Underwriters communication, education, and
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