THIS EVENT HAS PASSED
Don’t miss this informative session!
Congress and federal regulators have provided more items on your health plan’s “legal to-do” list. Join us for a discussion of critical new legal challenges employers must address for their health plans and prescription drug plans – including many that require immediate attention, before January 1, 2022.
We will discuss:
- No Surprises Act – part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA)
- Written Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity (MHPAEA) report
- Transparency provisions
- American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and its benefit plan changes
- Advanced EOB provisions
- Consolidated Appropriations Act: Group Health Plan Checklist
- Health Policy Regulation for Employers Presentation
About our Speaker:
John Barlament, Partner, Quarles & Brady
John provides practical assistance to plan fiduciaries, employers, multiemployer plans, insurance brokers, third party administrators, insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and plan service providers on a range of employee benefit matters. John has a particular focus on health and welfare plan matters.
He is an author of what is likely the nation’s leading manual on the HIPAA privacy and security rules for employee benefit plans, HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security, as well as a leading manual on health reimbursement arrangements and wellness plans, Consumer-Driven Health Care. He is a frequent national speaker on employee benefit topics.
John is recognized as a national leader in these emerging and constantly changing areas of law. He has been quoted in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, and interviewed by national media including National Public Radio, about privacy, data breach, and cybersecurity matters.
John has assisted hundreds of employers, plan sponsors and business associates with compliance questions and strategies for the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule, along with related matters, such as how plan sponsors should safeguard plan-related data.
John serves as the chair of the firm’s Health and Welfare Team, a part of the Employee Benefits Team. In that role, John represents employers, third-party administrators, fiduciaries, brokers, and benefit consultants in all aspects of employee benefits law, with an emphasis on health and welfare plan matters. These matters include Affordable Care Act questions; ERISA; COBRA; and mental health parity.
John prides himself on staying abreast of state-of-the-art industry practices, and translating complex and intersecting areas of law into practical, plain-English advice – all to help clients efficiently meet the challenges arising from these rapidly changing areas of law.