September 17 Chapter Meeting

  • 17 Sep 2013
  • Breakfast in Bellevue, Luncheon in Seattle


Registration is closed

Gamechange 2014: Preparing Your Health Plans for 2014

1 CE has been approved by the WAOIC and the WSBA for this program

Join us for a presentation on Gamechange 2014: Preparing Your Health Plans for 2014. Howard D. Bye-Torre of Stoel Rives will discuss the flood of recent developments for health and welfare plans, including the following:

Latest Developments in Health Care Reform

  • Delay in Employer Pay-or-Play Penalties

  • HRA Integration

  • Exchange Notices

  • 90-Day Maximum Waiting Period

The Demise of DOMA and its effect on Employee Benefits

  • Which state law determines whether the employee is married

  • Retroactivity

  • Post-Windsor litigation

New HIPAA Wellness Program Rules for 2014

  • Changes in incentive maximums

  • Required alternatives to earn incentive

New HIPAA Privacy Rules

  • New Business Associates and Business Associate Agreements

Presenter Howard D. Bye-Torre is an attorney in the Seattle office of Stoel Rives LLP. He assists clients with employee benefits matters relating to health, cafeteria, and other welfare plans. Mr. Bye-Torre has written and spoken on healthcare reform, HIPAA, domestic partners and same-sex marriage benefits issues, Medicare Part D, wellness programs, ERISA, and other state and federal law benefit topics. He is a contributing author to two employee benefit books published by the Employee Benefits Institute of America (EBIA): "Employee Benefits for Domestic Partners: Design, Taxation, and Administration," and "HIPAA: Portability, Privacy & Security."

September 17 Chapter Meeting

Online registration closes September 15.
Register by phone until noon on September 16 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after September 13.
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Bellevue Breakfast - Daniel's Broiler

Located in the Bank of America building
10500 N.E. 8th, 21st Floor, Bellevue, WA 98004

The underground parking garage is shared with the Hyatt.
Once in the garage look for the 'Bank of America' elevators.
Take garage elevator to the Bank of America lobby.
Switch to a building elevator to go to 21st floor.
Building elevators are locked until 7 AM.

7:15-7:30 AM  Sign in
7:30-7:40 AM  Breakfast is served
7:40-8:00 AM  Announcements
8:00-9:00 AM  Program

$30 Members online; $40 at the door
$40 Non-members online; $50 at the door

Seattle Luncheon - Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

11:15 AM-11:30 AM  Registration
11:30 AM-11:45 AM  Lunch is served
11:45 AM-12:00 PM  Announcements
12:00 PM-  1:00 PM  Program

$45 Members online; $60 at the door
$60 Non-members online; $75 at the door

Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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