Upcoming Webinars


March

March 4 | Department of Labor Audit Preparation – Health and Welfare Plans | 11:00 AM (CST)

For any sized company

The federal agencies responsible for monitoring compliance of ERISA-governed plans are stepping up their audit efforts across the country, with an increasing focus on health and welfare plans. This webinar will discuss what is likely to be covered in an audit of health and welfare plans and what you can do to prepare. Register Here

 

March 11 | HR Technology | 11:00 AM (CST)

For companies with 50 or more employees

Being in a state of readiness for 6055 and 6056 reporting. Register Here

 

March 18 | Captives | 11:00 AM (CST)

For Companies with 50 or more employees

Is a captive the right strategy for your company? During this webinar, we will provide information as to why the average Employer’s performance in a captive is equivalent to saving 15% or more compared to their fully insured options. We will also uncover why the vast majority of large employers self-fund and how you can join them. Register Here

 

March 25 | Actuarial & Reinsurance | 11:00 AM (CST)

For Companies with 150 or more employees

Evaluating claims data and what does it mean? Learn how to manage claims and control and project future claims. Register Here

 

April

April 1 | Wellness | 11:00 AM (CST)

Thinking about 2016 and trends in Total Health Management for Employers

 

April 8 | Self-Insured Plans | 11:00 AM (CST)

This webinar provides an overview of self-funding principles and offers considerations for employers thinking of self-insuring their group health plan in light of the Affordable Care Act.


April 15 | Human Resources | 11:00 AM (CST)

Planning for 2016 and Key Areas for Your Company to Stay Focused On: Attend this webinar to learn where the DOL and EEOC are centering their attention in 2016 and actions employers can take to be prepared.

 

April 29 | Captives | 11:00 AM (CST)

This webinar will provide member case studies, success stories of homogeneous and heterogeneous pools along with mapping out marketing tactics to groups, associations, chambers and hospitals.

May

May 13 | Human Resources- Are you Audit Ready? | 11:00 AM (CST)  

The DOL is conducting audits on employers of all sizes – large or small. Learn more about the audit process, what they’re looking for and some tools available to keep your company audit ready. Register Here

 

May 20 | Defined Contribution Model - 2015 Private Exchange Enrollment Trends | 11:00 AM (CST)

Learn the basics of a defined contribution model for health benefits, 2015 Private Exchange enrollment trends and how the Private Exchange model will continue to impact employers into 2016 and beyond.

June

June 3 | Human Resources | 11:00 AM (CST)
Time to dust off your employee handbook. Does it still reflect your company mission and culture as well as is it compliant with current federal and state laws?

 

June 10 | Human Capital Management (HCM) Industry Update and Trends | 11:00 AM (CST)
This webinar provides an objective summary of the HCM Industry, emerging best practices as well as trends employers will want to be aware of. Employers of all sizes will take away helpful information to make their situation more efficient for the organization and its employees.

July

July 15 | Consumer Directed Health Plans, HSA and other Account-Based Plans | 11:00 AM (CST) During this webinar we discuss the rules relating to high deductible health plans and their interaction with account-based plans such as FSAs, HRAs, and HSAs.

July 29 | Vital Employee Communication Simplified with Marketing Automation | 11:00 AM (CST) Learn how marketing automation can help ensure employer's content and medium grabs the attention of their employees, enables engagement and develops a strong cultures and clarity across all of their audiences.

August

August 5 | Wellness Programs and Creative Benefit Plan Designs | 11:00 AM (CST) A review of the ACA’s new rules for wellness programs and their interaction with other federal laws such as the ADA and GINA.

 

August 19 | Wellness Programs |  Setting Goals and Expectations to “Fit” Your Company | 11:00 AM (CST)

Learn how we define Wellness, how to craft a wellness program strategy, and what type of vendors to include. This webinar will also discuss how to define goals for your wellness program and provide clarity in the area of ROI expectations and timeline.

September

 September 2 | Conducting Performance Reviews & Defining SMART Goals | 11:00 AM (CST) Learn how to engage your employees and improve performance by using an effective performance review process.

 

September 9 | FMLA and Employee Benefit Plans | 11:00 AM (CST) An overview of FMLA and a closer look at how the FMLA applies to employees enrolled in group health plan coverage at the time of their leave.

 

September 23 | Moving from Wellness to Total Health Management | 11:00 AM (CST) This webinar will cover the marketplace trend moving towards Total Health Management, why these trends are occurring and what results forward- thinking employers are driving towards. We will also cover how to develop an effective strategy and define measurable progress towards your total health management goals. Register Here

 

September 30 | Changing Consumer Behavior to Get the Most from Your Wellness Program | 11:00 AM (CST)
Ever wonder what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to influencing your employees to change behaviors? This webinar will address how to develop a strategy to positively impact consumer choices, what tools you should know about and what is working.

 

October

October 7 | Cafeteria Plan Change in Status Rules | 11:00 AM (CST)

This webinar reviews the irrevocable election rules governing cafeteria plans and the circumstances under which elections may be changed during the year.

 

October 21| Trends in Prescription Drug Benefits | 11:00 AM (CST) In this webinar we’ll discuss the trending of drug prices and learn more about the factors impacting your pharmacy benefit costs and plan design options.

November

TBD


December

December 16 | Year in Review & Future Forecast | 11:00 AM (CST) This webinar reviews the major legal and regulatory changes in 2015 affecting employee health and welfare benefit plans, and what to expect in 2016.

 

Previous Webinars

Click on a link below to view the recording:

February 25 | HR Technology | Will be available shortly

February 4 | ACA Update & Reporting Requirements |

January 21| Complying with HIPAA's Privacy Rule 

December 17 |  Year in Review & Future Forecast:

November 19| Midterm Elections and How This Will Affect the Industry:

November 13 | How to Protect Your Company From Social Engineering Fraud   | FOCUS On Webinar Series: Crime Insurance

October 21| Understanding the Basics: Corporate Insurance and Risk Management 101

October 15 | ACA & Its Impact on the Payroll/HR Practitioner:

September 23, 2014 | ERISA Compliance

September 17, 2014 | Health and Welfare Plan Reporting Requirements:

September 9, 2014| Common Commercial Auto Policy Gaps and How to Close Them

July 16 | Exchanges – Defined Contribution

June 18, 2014 | New ACA Rules for Governing Wellness Programs

May 21, 2014 | Audit Preparation | Part Two | Retirement Plans

April, 16, 2014 | Audit Preparation | Part One | Health and Welfare Plans

March 12, 2014 |Catching up on the ACA | 2014 Healthcare Reform Update

February 19, 2014 | COBRA Workshop: An Instructional Overview


February 6, 2014 | Healthcare Small Business Summit: What Healthcare Reform means for your group insurance plans

February 5, 2014 | 2014 Denver Benefits Symposium

January 28, 2013 | 2014 Annual State of the Markets

January 15, 2013 | Complying with HIPAA's Privacy Rule

December 18, 2013 | Year in Review & Future Forecast

November 20, 2013  | Understanding Captives 101

November 20, 2013 | Cyber Liability: Do you understand your network security and privacy liability risks

November 7, 2013 | Give...Connect...Grow: Your Boots Are Made for Walking

October 16, 2013 | GCG/BAN Webinar Series |  Annual Disclosure Requirements – ERISA and Beyond

September 18, 2013 | GCG/BAN Webinar Series | Health Plan Options and Tax Advantaged Accounts

August 21, 2013 | GCG/BAN Webinar Series | Understanding Self|Funded Concepts in Light of Healthcare Reform

July 19, 2013 | GCG/BAN Webinar Series | How the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same Sex Marriage Impacts Employer|Provided Benefits

July 17, 2013 | GCG/BAN Webinar Series | Designing Health Plan Incentives

June 19, 2013 | GCG/BAN Webinar Series |Discussing Wellness Strategies That Work

April 16, 2013 | 
GCG Healthcare Reform Webinar Series: Focus on small employers; their potential options and small business tax credit 


March 13, 2013 | Understanding the Importance of Liability Protection as Part of a Personal Risk Management Program 


March 12, 2013 | GCG Healthcare Reform Webinar Series Part II: Deep Dive Into Employer Mandate


February 19, 2013 | GCG Healthcare Reform Webinar Series: 2013 and 2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) General Requirements & Key Issues


February 5, 2013 | Risks and Pitfalls of Executive and Employee  International Travel


October 2, 2012 | Understanding and Managing Your Commercial  Property & Casualty (P&C) Insurance Program


September 20, 2012 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Impactful Communications


July 13, 2012 | Health Care Reform & the Supreme Court Decision: What the Court’s Decision Means to you. 


May 23, 2012 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: OSHA Compliance 


May 23, 2012 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Preparing for 408(b)(2) 


May 10, 2012 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Navigating Domestic Partner Benefits 


January 19, 2012 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Avoiding Employee Fraud 


September 13, 2011 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Avoiding Employment Practices Litigation 


 June 22, 2011 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Health and Welfare Plan Notice and Disclosure Requirments 


 February 10, 2011 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: ERISA Compliance for Health and Welfare Plans


April 28, 2010 | GCG Benefits Webinar Series: Healthcare Reform Webinar