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|2018 SAHRA Conference Educational Sessions|
Employee Benefits in 2018 and Beyond: How Your Past, Present, and Future Roadmap Lead to Your Compliance Destination
September 18, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The three specific learning objectives attendees achieve by participating in this session are as follows. First, attendees will understand their company's compliance obligations related to healthcare reform; whether that is the ACA or a recently revised or new version. They will learn what changed, what stayed the same, and when provisions are effective. The second learning objective attendees gain is a grasp on what other benefits compliance obligations affect their companies. Attendees will learn which laws apply to their situation, based on their benefits offerings. For example, topics may include wellness programs, disability programs, or trending cost-saving strategies such as self-insurance. The third learning objective is an understanding of vendor management to ensure compliance. Attendees will learn what questions to ask and where to obtain additional information. The overall objective of this session is to help attendees ensure their companies are prepared for employee benefits compliance. If not currently compliant, attendees will learn what they need to do to achieve full compliance. It is not possible to cover each legal requirement in one session. However, attendees will leave with a clearer understanding of what applies to their situation and where they can seek additional help.
Speaker: Liliana Salazar
As Chief Compliance Officer for the Western Region for HUB International Limited, Liliana is responsible for addressing employers' health and welfare responsibilities under federal and state laws and city ordinances. She works closely with HUB's service teams and clients to develop short- and long-term strategies that will allow clients to remain in compliance while addressing clients' financial and human capital needs. Liliana interacts with regulatory agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state insurance departments to discuss the applicability of laws and regulations to group health plans. Liliana possesses 20 years of experience in addressing the compliance and regulatory needs of employers and their group health plans. She actively worked with carriers and clients in ensuring their compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and HITECH Act rules, GASB 45 obligations, and more recently the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA). Prior to joining HUB, Liliana was National Practice Leader for the Employee Benefits Compliance Practice of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, and Vice President of Compliance for ABD Insurance Services. Liliana is a regular speaker at national and state conferences sponsored by private and public employers, employee benefit chapters, and HR associations, including ISCEBS, SHRM, CALPELRA, PERLA, NAFOA and others and is also a regular contributor to national and regional employee benefit publications.