Basics of Employee Health and Welfare Plans by feltonhuggins

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          A F U L L - D AY C O M P R E H E N S I V E C E R T I F I C AT E P R O G R A M
Full-Day Program
                                                                                          Basics of Employee
                                                                                          Health and Welfare
                                                                                          Plans


                                                                                             Thursday,
                                                                                             April 2, 2009

                                                                                             Registration:
                                                                                             8:00 am - 8:30 am

                                                                                             Program:
                                                                                             8:30 am - 4:45 pm



                                                                                             Massachusetts Medical
                                                                                             Society

                                                                                             860 Winter Street
                                                                                             Waltham Woods
                                                                                             Corporate Center
                                                                                             Waltham, Massachusetts
About NEEBC




    T
             he New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) was
             formed in 1979 by a steering committee that believed the
             New England business community would benefit from a forum
             for discussion and exchange of information in the employee
    benefits field. The Council is particularly committed to exchanging
    information among individuals in benefits and related professions,
    highlighting business, economic and legislative trends as they impact
    the benefits arena, and fostering sound principles, procedures and
    practices in all areas of employee benefits.

    Meetings are held throughout the year and include presentations by
    guest speakers on relevant topics. Members have the opportunity to
    discuss ideas and are informed about new developments in the field.
    For membership information, visit our website at www.neebc.org or
    write or call the New England Employee Benefits Council at 240 Bear
    Hill Road, Suite 102, Waltham MA 02451, 781-684-8700.

    Note: The purpose of the Council’s programs is to provide information
    and should not be perceived as providing advice on specific issues. The
    opinions expressed by the speakers are their own and do not necessarily
    represent those of NEEBC, or their respective organizations.



Upcoming Events
    For detailed information about NEEBC programs, visit www.neebc.org
    or call 781-684-8700.

    March 10, 2009
    Benefits Club Luncheon • Wellness Incentives • Ropes & Gray
    Conference Center, Boston, MA


    March 13, 2009
    Connection Series #1: Generational Benefits • Massachusetts
    Medical Society, Waltham, MA


    March 19, 2009
    How-To Workshop: Administering the MA Health Care Reform
    Act • Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA


    SAVE THE DATE! May 14, 2009
    ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FAIR AND TRADE SHOW •
    Waterfront Westin Hotel, Boston, MA
     Program Description
Full-Day Program
           NEEBC                 is pleased to sponsor the annual Basics of
                                 Employee Health and Welfare Plans seminar.
           Featuring local experts, this day-long session will provide those
           who attend with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of health
           and welfare plans, including the latest trends in plan design and
           administration.

           Course materials include a resource notebook containing extensive
           handouts and reference materials. Attendees will be mailed a
           certificate of attendance upon completion of the program.

           On October 29, 2009, NEEBC will offer a companion “Basics” program:
           “The Basics of Employee Retirement Plans.” Attendees at the April 2
           program will receive a coupon entitling them, or another person from
           their organization, to a $30 discount on registration for this program.
           For additional information about all NEEBC programs, visit our website
           at www.neebc.org or call 781-684-8700.



     Who Should Attend
           This seminar is geared to benefits and human resource professionals
           and to any other professionals needing a basic understanding of
           health and welfare plans. The focus of the seminar is on fundamental
           benefits topics. The seminar may also serve as a refresher course for
           experienced benefits and human resource professionals.



     Getting to the Seminar
           From the North: South on Route 128/I95 to exit 27B (Winter Street)
           and keep right. Follow Winter Street for approximately one mile;
           860 Winter Street (Waltham Woods Corporate Center) is on the left.
           Proceed to Massachusetts Medical Society at top of hill.

           From the South: North on Route 128/I95 to exit 27B (Winter Street)
           and keep right. Go over Route 128 and follow Winter Street for approx-
           imately one mile; 860 Winter Street (Waltham Woods Corporate Center)
           is on the left. Proceed to Massachusetts Medical Society at top of hill.



           If you will require special services, including special meals, please
           contact the NEEBC office at 781-684-8700.
Preliminary Agenda

     8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
     REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

     8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
     OVERVIEW

     8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
     DEATH AND DISABILITY BENEFITS
            Teri Weber
            Consultant
            Spring Consulting Group

            This session covers the basic design and funding of death and
            disability benefits. The instructor will review life and accidental
            death insurance, short- and long-term disability, current trends
            and competitive practices — plus, offer a “real world” per-
            spective on the concepts introduced at today’s program.

     10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
     BREAK

     10:30 a.m. - Noon
     COMMUNICATING HEALTH CARE WITH EMPLOYEES:
     FROM “REQUIRED” TO “INSPIRED”
            Claire Crawford and Paul Sullivan
            Senior Consultants
            The Segal Company

            Today we have almost limitless access to information through
            a variety of media and sources. In an era of miraculous
            medical breakthroughs, rising costs of drugs and procedures,
            and an ever-changing list of healthcare options, employers
            must decide if they too want to be a reliable and trusted
            source of healthcare information for their employees. Find out
            what you and your organization should be doing to effective-
            ly communicate with your employees and discover the value
            of this education in improved morale and wellness.

     Noon - 1:00 p.m.
     LUNCHEON
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
HEALTH AND WELFARE PLAN COMPLIANCE
       Robert C. Macaulay, Jr.
       Partner
       Parker & Brown

       Effectively administering health and welfare plans means
       you need a way to meet evolving compliance requirements.
       This session provides an overview of important compliance
       issues such as COBRA, HIPAA and FMLA.

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
HEALTH AND WELFARE PLAN FUNDING

       Daniel P. Higgins, CLU
       Vice President, National Accounts
       CIGNA HealthCare

       This session provides a review of the financing models for
       health and welfare plans. The instructor will cover basic
       underwriting concepts, including tips on how to conduct a
       successful renewal.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
BREAK

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
DESIGN OF HEALTH AND MANAGED CARE PLANS
       Marie Chalmers
       Principal
       Mercer

       This presentation covers the basics of health care plan design.
       The instructor will review the various managed care programs
       and design options that have evolved in response to concerns
       about providing health care in the United States.

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
    Wo r k s h o p F a c u l t y

            MARIE CHALMERS is a principal at Mercer.

            CLAIRE CRAWFORD is a senior consultant in the communications
            practice at The Segal Company.

            DANIEL P. HIGGINS, CLU is vice president of national accounts at
            CIGNA HealthCare.

            ROBERT C. MACAULAY, JR. is a partner at Parker & Brown.

            PAUL SULLIVAN is a senior consultant in the communications practice
            at The Segal Company.

            TERI WEBER is a consultant with the Spring Consulting Group
            in Boston.




    How to Register
            The registration fee is $260 for NEEBC members. A reduced fee of
            $240 is available for member organizations registering three or more
            persons. The fee for non-members is either $300 for the program only,
            or $360, which includes a discounted one-year NEEBC membership
            (through December 31, 2009). The registration fee includes continental
            breakfast, luncheon, and all course materials.

            Four ways to register for this program:
            • Complete the attached registration form and send it with a check or
              other payment information to: NEEBC, 240 Bear Hill Rd., Suite 102,
              Waltham, MA 02451
            • Complete the registration form and fax to 781-684-9200
            • Register online at www.neebc.org




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            • Call 781-684-8700




1   Call for Nominations
            NEEBC’s Eleventh Annual Best Practices Conference will take place in
            December. Nominate your company’s or client’s best benefits practice
            for consideration by the planning committee. Retirement, Health and
            Welfare, Technology, Work-Life, Communications — if you feel you’ve
            got a winner, we want to know about it! Please submit a brief descrip-
            tion of the program, along with any accompanying material, by mail
            or fax (781-684-9200) by September 25, 2009. Successful candidates
            will be presented with a ‘Best Benefits Practice’ award and invited to
            share their story with other NEEBC members in December.
Registration
      Full-Day Program
      Basics of Employee Health and Welfare Plans
      Thursday, April 2 • Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA
      Name_________________________________________________________
      Title__________________________________________________________
      Organization___________________________________________________
      Address_______________________________________________________
      ______________________________________________________________
      Phone(________)__________________Fax(________)________________
      Email_________________________________________________________
      Additional Registrants:
      Name_________________________________________________________
      Title__________________________________________________________
      Name_________________________________________________________
      Title__________________________________________________________
          ________NEEBC member(s) @ $260         =       $_______________
          ________3 or more members @ $240       =       $_______________
          ________Non-member(s) @ $300           =       $_______________
          ________Non-member(s) @ $360*          =       $_______________
          ________Total enclosed                 =       $_______________
      * Includes a discounted one-year membership in NEEBC (through 12/09)

      Payment method:
         I have enclosed/will forward a check made payable to NEEBC.
         Please charge to the following credit card:
             American Express         MasterCard      VISA
      Card #____________________________________Exp:_________________
      Signature______________________________________________________

      Cancellation policy: To be refundable, cancellations must be made
      at least 72 hours prior to the event. You may designate a replacement
      if unable to attend a program. Program “no shows” are not refundable.

      Questions? Call NEEBC at 781-684-8700, or visit our website at
      www.neebc.org.

      Mail or fax completed registration form to:
      New England Employee Benefits Council
      240 Bear Hill Rd., Suite 102 • Waltham, MA 02451
      Fax 781-684-9200

								
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