Cleveland SHRM Legal Series to Talk Spousal Coverages Oct. 28 at Oswald

Cindy Bowman, VP and Senior Client Executive of Employee Benefits, will present at the 2015 Cleveland SHRM Legislative Legal Series discussion taking place Wed., Oct. 28, 2015 at the Oswald Conference Centre.

The Topic of discussion will revolve around understanding the options, risks & new opportunities of Spousal Coverage after the Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in June 2015.

The presentation will evaluate new options, risks and opportunities for employer-sponsored plans as coverage options continue to shift in the health insurance marketplace. Discussion items include spousal coverage trends, carve-out options, surcharges, contribution strategies and affidavits to proactively confront these evolving financial and administrative implications.

Other key topics include:

  • How are “spouse” and “legal marriage” defined under federal law?
  • How do the rules change for fully insured and self-funded plans, or by group size under the 2015 – 2016 employer coverage mandates?
  • What is the impact to domestic partnership benefits?
  • What proactive communication steps are necessary to assist employees and families in understanding coverage options today?

The program will take place at the Oswald Conference Centre with registration starting at 8:30 a.m.  The event has been approved for 1.50 (HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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