ERISA Covered Health and Welfare Plan Administration: Compliance, Fiduciary Liability, DOL Enforcement Actions
Impact of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Mental Health Parity Rules, Prohibited Transactions, Form 5500
Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide ERISA counsel, fiduciaries, and administrators on key health and welfare plan design and compliance challenges. The panel will discuss key issues faced by plan sponsors and administrators, the impact of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021, new mental health parity rules, fiduciary liability, plan document requirements, Form 5500, recent DOL enforcement actions, and other key issues.
- CARES Act compliance for health and welfare plans
- Critical 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act for health plans
- New mental health parity rules
- Fiduciary rules and liability
- Plan documents and reporting requirements
- Recent DOL developments
- Best practices for plan sponsors and administrators
The panel will review these and other key items:
- What are the administrative challenges for health and welfare plans under the CARES Act?
- What are the key provisions of the 2021 CAA impacting health plans?
- What are the requirements under the mental health parity rules under the CAA?
- What are the fiduciary obligations and rules for health plan sponsors and administrators?
- What are the recent DOL developments and plans for enforcement actions?
- What are the best practices to overcome legal and compliance challenges?
José M. Jara
Mr. Jara has over 20 years of ERISA and employee benefits experience, ranging from governmental compliance, fiduciary... | Read More
Mr. Jara has over 20 years of ERISA and employee benefits experience, ranging from governmental compliance, fiduciary liability insurance, to the application of ERISA’s fiduciary standards and prohibited transaction provisions. Mr. Jara has extensive experience resolving issues for corporate plan sponsors and multiemployer plans before the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was formerly a senior pension law specialist and investigator.Close
Kathleen C. Slaught
Ms. Slaught concentrates her practice on Employee Benefits & ERISA litigation, representing employers, pension and... | Read More
Ms. Slaught concentrates her practice on Employee Benefits & ERISA litigation, representing employers, pension and welfare plans and ERISA plan administrators in all aspects of litigation arising from disputes over benefits and fiduciary claims. She counsels compensation and benefit committees and Human Resources management regarding fiduciary duties, the administration of benefit plans, new health care laws and deferred compensation legislation. She has handled a wide range of ERISA matters, including individual pension and welfare benefit claims, severance pay claims, executive compensation disputes, class action claims regarding plan design, and class action claims regarding plan administration and fiduciary responsibility.Close
Roberta Casper Watson
The Wagner Law Group
Ms. Watson focuses on ERISA and employee benefits. She concentrates on a wide array of areas including, pension and... | Read More
Ms. Watson focuses on ERISA and employee benefits. She concentrates on a wide array of areas including, pension and profit sharing plans, health and welfare benefit plans, including COBRA, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act, ERISA fiduciary decision-making, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, benefits litigation backup, benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits aspects of family law, labor laws affecting employee benefits, other employee benefits and deferred Compensation, and employee benefit disputes and employee benefits claims.Close