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Title: Association Health Plans- What are they and why TPAs should understand them

Date:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Time:  1-3 p.m. Eastern Time

Cost:  $199.99 for live webinar and the recorded podcast for future listening

Description: This webinar will provide an Overview of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to expand access to healthcare through Association Health Plans (AHPs). The proposed rule, will allow employers to join together as a single group to purchase insurance in the large group market. Learn about and why every TPA should know about them.


Speaker: Ashley Gillihan, Esq., Counsel in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird A frequent writer and speaker on employee-benefits topics including ERISA, Self-Insured Health Plans, Heath Care Reform and IRC 1094/1095 Reporting and speaks regularly at SPBA Conferences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Is an association health plan (AHP) a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement?  
  • Learn about the requirements of AHP entities under ERISA and State law.
  • Self-funded versus fully-insured AHPs. What difference does it make?
  • Learn about responsibilities to ensure your clients maintain proper plan documents.
  • Learn how violations are addressed by DOL.

Who Should Attend


Direct employees of SPBA member TPA firms and Stop-Loss Partners should attend.


Cost: The cost will be $199.99 per location for the live webinar and the podcast.  You may have as many people as can fit in a room, hear a conference call and see a computer screen for the live webinar.


Technical Notes


Technical Warning One - Once you have registered you will need to tell your technical people to set your firewalls to accept email from two different email addresses:  support@peachnewmedia.com and Michael.lombardo@peachnewmedia.com.  Confirmation emails and reminders will be sent from these two different emails.


As of June 1, 2017 anyone using Internet Explorer version 10 or older will not be able to view a live webcast, or on-demand stream.  You will need to be using a newer version of  Internet Explorer.


Technical Warning Two – Freestone is the platform used to stream the webinar.  In the event that polling questions are incorporated into the webinar, please ensure that your pop-up blocker is turned off or adjusted so that they are able to appear.


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 computer hard drive and then move to any MP3 compatible device. The podcast will not provide the corresponding PPT video since it is an audio-only file.  However, you can download the PPT from the SPBA website.  

Formats Available: On-Demand Only, Download Only, Webinar + Download
Original Seminar Date: January 31, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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