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Latest Events

MDG Benefits hosts quarterly webinars, seminars, and podcasts which cover topics relevant to our clients and their organizations.

Upcoming Events

Reducing Healthcare Costs through Value-Based Provider Networks and How the New Connecticut Marijuana Law Impacts the Workplace

September 29, 2021 | 8:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m – MDG Benefit Solutions is excited to offer an upcoming seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn, Wallingford. Speaker Attorney Robert Noonan will speak on legalized marijuana in Connecticut’s workplace and CEO, Lisa Trumble will discuss SOHO Health’s Value-Based Pricing Strategies and Solutions.

Register for the seminar here.

Latest Events

Benefit Considerations: Medicare and Group Health Plans

September 15, 2021 – With Medicare open enrollment around the corner, join us as we discuss Medicare and group health plan considerations. We will begin with a review of Medicare eligibility and Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) rules. We will continue the discussion with how Medicare rules interact with other benefit laws, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) rules, Section 125, and COBRA. We will conclude with a summary of Medicare’s reporting and disclosure obligations. By the end of the presentation, participants should better understand Medicare rules and their impact on group health plan benefits administration.

Listen to the recording “Benefit Considerations: Medicare and Group Health Plans” here.

Previous Events

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: Leaves of Absence and Benefits Compliance Considerations

July 21, 2021 – Join us as we discuss various leaves of absence and their impact on benefits administration. We will discuss topics such as benefit eligibility, contributions, and COBRA applicability. In addition, we will review considerations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), emergency paid sick leave (EPSL)/expanded FMLA (EFMLA), Section 125, and state law. By the end of the presentation, participants should have a better understanding of benefits compliance issues that are implicated with administering leaves of absence.

California v. Texas: the Supreme Court and the ACA

June 22, 2021 – In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Patrick Myers discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in the latest challenge to the ACA. Suzanne begins with a history of legal challenges to the ACA, and then discusses the Supreme Court’s recent opinion. Patrick and Suzanne then look at how the Supreme Court’s decision impacts employers and what we can expect from the current administration in response. Suzanne closes with a discussion of the future of health care reform, both at the state level and the federal level.

Listen to the podcast “California v. Texas: the Supreme Court and the ACA” here.

Benefits Compliance: 2021 Mid-year Check-in

June 16, 2021 – Join MDG Benefit Solutions to learn more about compliance matters in 2021. In this webinar, we address benefits compliance hot topics with a preview of what may be on the horizon. Our discussion includes the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), including COBRA premium assistance best practices and practical application, an update on the status of ACA and California v. Texas (US Supreme Court case), new guidance stemming from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) provisions, and more!

Check out the video “Benefits Compliance: 2021 Mid-year Check-in” here.

Well-Being with a Whole Person View

February 22, 2021 – We’ve turned the page on 2020 and are looking to brighter days ahead. However, COVID-19 has been devastating and the effects will linger for years to come, so well-being should be top of mind for employers of all sizes and across industries. Our latest US Benefits Trend Report focus highlights the tremendous opportunity employers have to deliver the support that employees need now more than ever. From financial wellness to chronic disease management, women’s health to mental health, companies that prioritize well-being and the worker experience will rise out of the pandemic stronger and more agile.

Listen to the podcast here.

Check out the video “Employee Well-Being: Strategy, Investment, Impact” here.