Upcoming events

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • TBD
    Meeting of the board of directors.
    • 20 Aug 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Hyatt Place Lenexa, 8741 Ryckert Street, Lenexa, KS 66219

    EBPA is pleased to be offering again this year its annual benefits seminar.  The seminar has been approved for 4 hours of general/life/health CE credits and one hour of ethics credit in Kansas - Missouri is pending.


    7:30 am    Registration, breakfast

    8:00 am

    Reducing the Cost of Healthcare - Jim Cook, Principal with ModRN Health

    • What are innovative approaches to reducing the cost of healthcare
    • What are the obstacles to reducing costs of healthcare
    • How can technology help in reducing these costs
    • What can HR professionals implement to reduce cost

    9:00 am   

    Innovations in the Cost-Effective Treatment on Patients - William B. Rosenberg, MD, FAANS, Neurosurgeon and Medical Director, Center for the Relief of Pain, HCA Research Medical Center

    • Innovative neurosurgical techniques for cancer
    • Pain control in the context of improved efficacy and cost
    • Benefits and costs of intrathecal drug delivery
    • Benefits and costs of neurostimulation
    • Benefits and costs of neuroablative techniques

    10:00 am   

    Refresher on Part 7 of ERISA - Christyana J. Pham, J.D., US Dept of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration

    This session will primarily serve as a refresher on Part 7 Affordable Care Act Market Reforms. Topics will include Summary of Benefits and Coverage, Claims and Appeals Processing, Patient Protections Provisions, and a summary of laws contained within Part 7. There will also be discussion of the types of health arrangements that are or are not subject to Part 7 Affordable Care Act Market Reforms and a brief mention of related health regulatory guidance updates.

    11:00 am

    Mindful (Behavioral Health Program) and Care Delivery Innovations – Tim O’Brien, Vice President, Executive Director of Care Delivery, Blue KC

    • Latest information on
      • Healthcare innovation
      • Care delivery including virtual care
      • Behavioral healthcare expansion

    11:50 am    Lunch

    12:15 pm

    Regulatory Update: A View from the Kansas City Regional Office on Health Enforcement – Leondra Dodd-Arnold, Senior Advisor, Health Investigations, US Department of Labor Health Enforcement Program

    This session will include a discussion of the framework for determining a Plan Sponsor’s fiduciary responsibilities in connection with sponsorship and administration of group health employee benefit plans, including: health regulatory guidance updates, health enforcement initiatives, and Part 7 ERISA Self-Compliance Assistance Tools.

    For full information on speakers, click here.

    ** Must be a current member of EBPA to receive the CE credits.**

    ** 48 Hour cancellation policy **

    Presented by:

    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand, Kansas City, MO

    International Benefits - Issues and Challenges

    This program presents the issues and challenges of international benefits that can occur for organizations operating in a global environment.

    • 11:15 am    Registration, lunch
    • 12:00 pm  Program
    • 1:00 pm    Adjourn

    As we become more of a global market, international insurance issues arise for employers and their employees.  In this presentation, our speaker, ASHLEY VANDER LINDE, will review important considerations:  expatriate facts and concerns, an overview of health care challenges, typical approaches and benefits, and meeting expatriate health care needs.

    Ashley Vander Linde
    Senior New Business Manager - Midwest Region
    Cigna Global Health Benefits

    Ashley joined Cigna Global Health Benefits in 2017. Based in their Chicago office, Ashley manages the Midwest territory. Her experience at Cigna has enabled her to offer Cigna Global Health Benefits’ clients and broker’s superior consultative advice and solutions for their global populations.

    Before joining Cigna Global Health Benefits, Ashley worked as a New Business Manager for Cigna HealthCare’s North Texas and Oklahoma regional market. A 2016 Gold Circle qualifier, Ashley was honored in 2017 year with the Leland Award, a prestigious award given each year to the top young new business managers in the business.

    Ashley received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising from Texas Christian University.

    • One hour of CE credit is available in Kansas and Missouri.
    • Only 2020 members are eligible to receive the CE credits.

    • There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. •

    Presented by:

Past events

25 Jun 2020 Behavioral Health and Return to Work Issues Following the Pandemic
14 May 2020 Board of Directors 2020 Planning Meeting
17 Apr 2020 April Luncheon Meeting - CANCELED
14 Feb 2020 February Luncheon Meeting
16 Jan 2020 Board of Directors 2020 Planning Meeting
21 Nov 2019 2019 Holiday Reception and Meeting
10 Oct 2019 Board of Directors Meeting
03 Oct 2019 2019 Golf Tournament
13 Sep 2019 September Luncheon Meeting
20 Jun 2019 2019 Annual Benefits Seminar
26 Apr 2019 April Luncheon Meeting
01 Mar 2019 Rescheduled February Luncheon Meeting
17 Jan 2019 Board of Directors 2019 Planning Meeting
29 Nov 2018 Holiday Reception and Meeting
21 Sep 2018 September Luncheon Meeting
21 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Benefits Seminar
10 May 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
20 Apr 2018 April Luncheon Meeting
16 Feb 2018 February Luncheon Meeting
11 Jan 2018 Board of Directors 2018 Planning Meeting
16 Nov 2017 Holiday Reception and Meeting
22 Sep 2017 Sept Luncheon Meeting
14 Sep 2017 2017 Golf Tournament
03 Aug 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
09 Jun 2017 Annual Benefits Seminar
05 May 2017 May Member Meeting
27 Apr 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
02 Mar 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
17 Feb 2017 February Luncheon Meeting
12 Jan 2017 Board of Directors 2017 Planning Meeting
08 Dec 2016 Holiday Reception
06 Oct 2016 Board of Directors Board Meeting
16 Sep 2016 September Luncheon Meeting
29 Aug 2016 2016 Golf Tournament
29 Aug 2016 Annual Golf Sponsorships
21 Jul 2016 Board of Directors Board Meeting
10 Jun 2016 Annual Benefits Seminar
12 May 2016 Board of Directors Board Meeting
22 Apr 2016 April Luncheon Meeting
19 Feb 2016 February Luncheon Meeting
12 Jan 2016 Board of Directors 2016 Planning Meeting
03 Dec 2015 Holiday Reception
08 Oct 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
18 Sep 2015 September Luncheon Meeting
31 Aug 2015 Annual Golf Tournament
31 Aug 2015 Annual Golf Sponsorships
19 Jun 2015 Annual Benefits Seminar
07 May 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
17 Apr 2015 April Luncheon Meeting
10 Mar 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
13 Feb 2015 February Luncheon Meeting
08 Jan 2015 Board of Directors 2015 Planning Meeting
04 Dec 2014 Holiday Reception
24 Oct 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
12 Sep 2014 September Luncheon Meeting
10 Jul 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
19 Jun 2014 Annual Benefits Seminar
19 May 2014 Annual Golf Tournament
01 May 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
18 Apr 2014 April Luncheon Meeting
12 Mar 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
14 Feb 2014 February Luncheon Meeting
13 Jan 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Reception
04 Oct 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
06 Sep 2013 September Meeting
20 Jun 2013 Annual Benefits Seminar
14 May 2013 Annual Golf Tournament
05 Apr 2013 April Meeting
01 Mar 2013 Rescheduled February Luncheon Meeting
22 Feb 2013 February Luncheon Meeting - CANCELED
10 Jan 2013 Board Meeting
11 Dec 2012 December Holiday Reception
06 Nov 2012 Board Meeting
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