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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.







New Crawford Advisors Benefits Webinar: Wellness Plans in the Wake of Obamacare – Prior Rules vs. Final Rules


Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

Join Crawford Advisors senior counsel for this on demand webinar, and learn how PPACA changed the landscape for many employers, exposing plans to unlimited claims. High claimants expose plan sponsors to extraordinary costs as 20% of plan claimants can drive 80% of plan costs. This metric is compelling plan sponsors to “bend their cost curve.” The DOL, Treasury and HHS has now published Final Rules under incentives for nondiscriminatory wellness programs in group health plans. Employers must understand these final rules, how they impact their plan design and employee contributions, and the administrative burdens associated with their implementation. Join Senior Counsel, Patrick Haynes, as he discusses this important topic and addresses these questions:

Are there plans that are exempt from these rules?
What are employees’ rights under these plans?
What rules apply to your company’s 10,000-steps walking initiative?
Prior rules vs. Final rules – what has changed?
How can I maximize penalties for employees refusing to participate in wellness plans?
How do the Final rules and PPACA’s Affordability Test work together?

Title: Wellness Plans in the Wake of Obamacare – Prior Rules vs. Final Rules

Watch this on demand webinar at: http://www.crawfordwebinars.com/.

Open to all benefits professionals, but not other brokers or agents.

About Crawford Advisors, LLC

Crawford Advisors is a full-service consulting, administration and brokerage firm. Crawford has invested heavily in technology and an expert team to bring sophisticated solutions and comprehensive services to help organizations manage and deliver the best value for health and welfare benefits. Crawford Advisors provides:

Benefits Consulting and Brokerage
Benefits Administration
Flexible Spending Accounts
COBRA
Compliance
Employee Communications
Employee Health Improvement

Crawford Advisors, LLC, understands that employee health benefits are often large expenses with complex compliance requirements. Crawford Advisors is committed to providing the brightest consulting talent to help manage cost, improve the health and productivity of employees, and add profits to their clients’ bottom line. Crawford Advisors expert team helps organizations deliver the best value for health and welfare benefits.







More Apply Obamacare Press Releases

April 23 Webinar Will Provide Analysis, Strategies for the Final CMS 2015 Pay Notice and Call Letter

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

The final 2015 Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D pay notice and Call Letter, issued by CMS earlier this month, contains good news but also a host of changes that plans were not expecting. There is a lot of uncertainty, since the impact of many of the changes in the final notice will vary dramatically depending on the particular counties served by the MA plans. On April 23, participants of the Atlantic Information Services webinar, “Final CMS 2015 Pay Notice and Call Letter: Implications and Strategies for MA and Part D,” will learn the implications of CMS’s final 2015 documents and the strategies MA and Part D plans should consider as a result.

William MacBain, senior vice president of strategy at Gorman Health Group, LLC, and Tim Courtney, senior consulting actuary at Wakely Consulting Group, will analyze the final notice and Call Letter, and translate it into steps and strategies organizations should consider for the rapidly approaching bids deadline and beyond. In a lively 60-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of responses to individual questions, participants will get reliable answers to questions such as:


What will be the range of the final “all in” 2015 pay change for MA plans? On what will the impact on a particular MA plan depend?
How can MA plans determine the effect of the new reduction in the fee-for-service normalization factor in each of your plan’s service areas?
What will be the impact of CMS’s unprecedented decision to retreat from the phase-in of its new MA risk adjustment system? Why did it do that?
Why did CMS decide to delay its controversial rule limiting the use of home health risk assessments for pay-related diagnosis purposes? What might the agency wind up doing, and when?
How can plans offset declining pay for 2015 if CMS is limiting the maximum increase in Total Beneficiary Cost to less than is permissible for 2014?
How will new restrictions, including possible midyear special enrollment periods, on mass terminations of providers by MA plans affect plan strategies?
What will be the impact of CMS’s decision to delay implementation of the new Part D risk adjustment model?
What information are Part D plans still missing regarding preferred pharmacy cost sharing, and how should they prepare bids until they get it?

Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c4a19_042314 for more details and registration information.

About AIS

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://www.AISHealth.com.