AHPs: After the Final Rules
Are, How They Are Regulated, and Other Fun and Frustrating Issues
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $199.99 for
live webinar and the recorded podcast for future listening
TPAs and stop-loss carriers, plan sponsors fiduciaries, brokers and
consultants are invited to learn critical information about their expanding
risks and responsibilities arising from existing and final changes to rules related
to the Association Health Plans (AHPs) and Multiple Employer Welfare
Arrangements (MEWAs) conducted by attorney Jason P. Lacey, a partner with Foulston Siefkin LLP in Wichita,
Kansas, a Fellow in the American College of
Employee Benefits recognized as among the “Best Lawyers” in employee benefits for his health and other benefit
knowledge, experience, advocacy and leadership.
webinar will provide an Overview of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final
regulations designed to expand access to healthcare through Association Health
Plans (AHPs). The final rule allows employers to join together as a single
group to purchase insurance in the large group market. Learn about the
implications of the final rule and why every TPA should know about them. This
Webinar will examine the current regulatory and enforcement activity relating
to the Association Health Plans.
The Webinar will
include an in-depth discussion of issues relating to the Department of Labor (DOL)
FAQs and guidance, development in the area of health plan compliance the AHP
Final Regulations. Jason P. Lacey will discuss guidance published June 19, 2018 by the Department of
Labor (DOL), Health & Human Services (HHS) and Treasury (collectively, the
agencies) that sends another strong reminder of the importance of maintaining
group health plan compliance.
Ensuring proper compliance with these federal rules is particularly
important to avoid triggering the substantial liability that health plans,
their employer and other sponsors, insurers, and administrators can incur if their health plan violates
these regulations. Learn what plans and
their sponsors, insurers and fiduciaries are expected to do to maintain
compliance. Additionally, it is important to remember that employers or other
plan sponsors may have requirements under state law.
Speaker: Jason P. Lacey, Esq.
Mr. Lacey is a partner with
Foulston Siefkin LLP in Wichita, Kansas, practicing in the areas of employee
benefits, ERISA, and executive compensation.
He is a frequent writer and speaker on employee-benefits topics, and is
a contributing author to manuals on Self-Insured Health Plans, Heath Care Reform,
and 1094/1095 Reporting published by Thomson Reuters/EBIA and speaks regularly
at EBIA seminars on topics including ERISA, consumer-driven health care, health
care reform, and self-insured health plans. He is a co-author of the Kansas
Employment Law Blog. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America,
Chambers USA, and Missouri/Kansas SuperLawyers and was named 2014 Wichita
Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.
Mr. Lacey is a
graduate of Wichita State University (B.M. 1997), the University of Kansas
(J.D. 2000), and New York University (LL.M. in Taxation 2001).
A Fellow in the American
College of Employee Benefit Counsel, the American Bar Association Health Law
Section and as a representative to the
ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Council.
- Summarize key changes to the Association Health
Plan (AHP) regulations and their impact on employee benefit plans;
- Overview of the Departments’ latest guidance on the AHPs and their
interpretation of the and their potential implications for health plans
and their employers and other sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators and
- Discuss special requirements and considerations that TPAs should
account for when considering establishing AHPs;
- Share insights on certain changes to classifications of AHPs under
- Review certain special rules regarding employer-owners now
eligible to join AHPs;
rules whether an Association Health Plan (AHP) is a Multiple Employer Welfare
about the requirements of AHP entities under ERISA and under State law.
the new regulations for self-funded versus fully-insured AHPs. What difference
does it make?
how violations are addressed by DOL.
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live webinar and the podcast. You may
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Webinar Recorded for Future Listening
In addition to this live webinar, this webinar
will be recorded and offered in a streaming mode (Internet connection required)
and a podcast only format (permitting you to download the recording and use it
disconnected from the Internet). The
podcast is an MP3 format, audio-only file, that you can “save as” to your
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will not provide the corresponding PPT video since it is an audio-only
file. However, you can download the PPT
from the SPBA website.