2020 Annual Benefits Seminar

  • 20 Aug 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 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 **

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