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Mar 09 2021

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Consolidated Appropriations Act and Compliance Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine Wellness Programs

Join ClearPath for the next Clear60 event as we discuss the provisions of the 2121 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The Appropriations Act contains provisions affecting group health plans including health flexible spending arrangement (DCAP) relief, mental health and substance use disorder parity, and the No Surprises Act. This virtual session will help employers understand the provisions and steps to take to ensure compliance.

In addition to the above, this session will take a deep dive to address compliance considerations for employers seeking to implement a vaccine wellness program to encourage employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Optional carry over, grace period, post-termination reimbursement, DCAP carry forward, and midyear election change relief  for health FSAs and DCAPs
  • Plan amendment considerations
  • Comparative analysis of nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) on mental health and substance use disorder benefits requirement
  • Complying with NQTL
  • Plan requirements under the No Surprises Act to prevent surprise medical bills for emergency services and air ambulance bills
  • Compliance considerations under ERISA, HIPAA, ADA, and GINA for employers seeking to implement a COVID-19 vaccine incentive wellness program

This webinar event has been sent for approval by the Human Resource Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management to qualify for 1 recertification credit hour.




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  • Lorie Maring
    Lorie Maring
    Partner, Atlanta

    Lorie is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the Employee Benefits Practice Group. She has extensive experience in all areas of employee benefits, including health and welfare programs, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation. She routinely advises employers, including non-profit and government employers, trade associations and employee benefit insurance and risk management consultants on the complex compliance and day-to-day issues arising under ERISA and other state and federal laws governing employee benefit plans and programs.

    Lorie also advises employers on compliance issues involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Affordable Care Act (ACA), employment tax, the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and handling IRS and DOL audits and ACA penalty assessments.

    Lorie joined the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips in 2014 after practicing employee benefits law at both full-service, international law firms and one of the largest employee benefits law firms in the Southeast.

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