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    Health Plan Re-Design: Deceptively Simple, Dangerously Complex

    Date: January 13, 2016, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Health Plan Re-Design: Deceptively Simple, Dangerously Complex

    Look into our crystal ball.  Emerging health plan designs, cost containment and long-term strategic planning captivate employers in specific industries and even generous employers in the face of the Cadillac tax. Lessons learned from implementation of emerging plan options and employee reception foreshadow challenges with the future of employer health plans. Understand high level trends - including changes to total compensation, funding changes, defined contribution at its finest, and consolidation of health care systems, insurance carries, and vendors - and how these macro changes affect the future. Compliance with federal law is crucial but truly is a catalyst for greater changes. Create long-term visions for employee expectations, head off struggles for clear communication, and reduce cost and administrative impacts using smart disruptive technology.

    • How to create a plan structure via a 3-5 year strategic plan to satisfy Finance, HR, employees and the federal agencies
    •  How to avoid practical and legal pitfalls with employee engagement and communications
    • Assess risks and rewards of a self-funded plan, skinny or robust, including alongside other options
    •   Your 2020 and 2025 plan designs and their fit with Cadillac tax, minimum value, and  affordability


    About the Presenter:

    Sibyl Bogardus ​,Chief Compliance Officer - HUB International Insurance Services

    Sibyl provides compliance and consulting services regarding health plans and other employee benefits.  Her areas of expertise include federal and state health care reform, ERISA, cafeteria plans, HIPAA, FMLA, ADA, and compliance with Internal Revenue Code requirements for favorable tax treatment of benefits.  Sibyl is a frequent keynote speaker on health reform and medical plan design trends.  In December 2013, the House of Representatives invited Sibyl to testify on health reform impacts to their Small Business Committee in Washington, D.C.  She currently serves on an IRS Advisory Council for the Gulf Coast.  She is a widely-published author on employee benefits, tax, and labor law issues.  Sibyl also has given interviews for radio, magazines, and newspapers on the ADA, human resources, legislative activity, and related issues.

    Sibyl received her undergraduate degree in history from Duke University, '85, cum laude (History), and her J. D. from Washington University, '88.  She has 25 years of employee benefit law experience.



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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

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    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.