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Crawford Advisors Milestone: 50th Benefits and Compliance Webinar – Four Years of Webinars Now Online


Hun Valley, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Crawford Advisors has invested heavily in technology and resources to help employers with more than 100 participating employees navigate evolving PPACA compliance and administration challenges. One of these resources is its popular, complimentary monthly compliance and benefits webinar series. The series features experts, including Crawford Advisors senior counsel Patrick Haynes, on a wide variety of benefits, compliance and administration topics germane to CEOs, CFOs and HR professionals. The July webinar, marking the 50th consecutive webinar of the series, is titled, “HDHPs – Complete Replacement, Additional Offering, Solution to the Cadillac Tax.” Register here for this webinar.

Crawford Advisors is renowned for its thorough understanding of PPACA and the changing implications for employers. It leverages the latest in tools, technology and services to ensure optimum coverages while controlling costs. To visit this compliance and benefits online webinar library or sign up for an upcoming webinar or monthly newsletter, click here.

Other recent webinars offered in this monthly program include:


Reference Based Pricing Plans: How and When Will These Plans Impact Employers?
Mitigating the Likelihood of DOL Audits & Preparing an Effective Response
Low Cost Compliance: Copper and Skinny Plans    
Industry Panel Discussion: FMLA/ADA/Worker’s Compensation
Impact of Private Exchanges: Federal, State and Pre-Obamacare Exchanges
PPACA: Federal Delay Does Not Remove Compliance Issues

This webinar library is open to all HR professionals – but not brokers, agents, or TPAs.

Crawford Advisors, LLC helps organizations design, implement and administer health, life, disability and voluntary benefit programs. The result is a benefits program that is cost effective and maximizes employee value while meeting the needs of the bottom line. Crawford’s expert team guides companies in the areas of strategic design, financial analysis, administration and employee health improvement to help deliver the best value for what has become one of the largest expenses for most organizations. Crawford Advisors is one of the nation’s largest and best-equipped full-service benefits consulting and brokerage firms. Crawford’s expert team provides sophisticated solutions and comprehensive services to furnish the best value for companies’ health and welfare benefits. Call 800-451-8519 for a complimentary executive consultation.







Health Alliance Plan Names Dawn Geisert Chief Compliance Officer


Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) today announced that Dawn Geisert has joined the company as Chief Compliance Officer.

In this newly created role, Geisert and her team will implement a coordinated regulatory compliance program, oversee regulatory submissions and reporting activities, assess compliance risk and develop training programs to address compliance. A robust compliance program ensures that the company upholds its core values of service excellence and integrity while adhering to state and federal requirements. Geisert will also interface with the Audit and Compliance Committee of the HAP board of directors.

“Dawn is a visionary leader with extensive experience administering corporate compliance programs,” said James Connelly, HAP President and CEO. “Medicare and Medicaid will continue to grow, and HAP is fully committed to meeting the expectations of commercial and government payers while ensuring a positive experience for our members with complete regulatory compliance.”

Prior to being appointed Chief Compliance Officer, she served in the Office of the General Counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she was Principal Counsel leading the government programs practice group legal team.

Geisert holds a Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law, a Master of Science in general administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan. She is also an alumnus of the Michigan Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Michigan program.

A lifelong Michigan resident, she, her husband and two children reside in Troy.

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About Health Alliance Plan

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to more than 670,000 members and companies of all sizes. For more than 50 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives we touch. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, and personalized customer service. The National Committee for Quality Assurance awarded HAP’s commercial HMO and HAP Senior Plus Excellent Accreditation.







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