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Webinar: Top 10 Frequently Asked Employee Benefits Compliance Questions
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Webinar: Top 10 Frequently Asked Employee Benefits Compliance Questions

Join us as we discuss the Top 10 compliance questions Human Resources professionals are challenged with daily.

When: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: Online
United States
Presenter: Josie Martinez, Senior Partner and General Counsel, EBS Capstone
Contact: Megan McCarthy

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Employee Benefits Compliance Questions Webinar 

Program Overview:

Join us as we discuss the Top 10 compliance questions Human Resources professionals are challenged with daily. We understand you have many questions around compliance as it relates to employee benefits so our goal during our webinar is to help you better understand:

  • What is an ERISA Plan Document?
  • What are the new PPACA wait period rules for health plans?
  • Can we offer a Health Flexible Spending Account Plan to employees that are not eligible for our Medical Plan?
  • Must our medical insurance plan provide eligibility to a former spouse?
  • Can we reimburse employees for medical insurance that they buy on the individual market?
  • Can we contribute to the Health Savings Account of an employee enrolled in Medicare or a Health Flexible Spending Account?
  • Should we pay the disability insurance premium for our employees?
  • What are the IRS Section 125 Cafeteria Plan status change events?
  • Must we continue medical plan coverage for employees on FMLA or Worker’s
  • Compensation leave?
  • Should we offer FMLA if we have fewer than 50 employees? 

This workshop will help you understand how your plans are affected and what you need

to do to remain compliant.


Josie Martinez, Senior Partner and General Counsel, EBS Capstone

As Senior Partner and General Counsel at EBS Capstone, Ms. Martinez specializes in advising employers on legal and compliance matters that arise relating to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other employee benefits related issues, as well as consulting on health and welfare plans. Ms. Martinez’s experience in navigating the legislative process and analysis of regulations, are a valuable resource for our clients as the complexities of Healthcare Reform are being implemented over the next few years. Ms. Martinez routinely speaks on all aspects of Healthcare Reform, including the financial impact to employers, “skinny plans,” exchange coverage, Department of Labor audits, SHOP regulations, and federal and state wellness programs.  As an attorney for the past 19 years, Josie brings a breadth of experience as an advisor on risk assessment, business strategies, contract negotiations, government investigations and regulatory compliance.   

Ms. Martinez comes to EBS Capstone from McCarter & English LLP where she was a Partner in the Business & Financial Services Litigation Group representing private and public companies in all stages of litigation, settlement negotiations, mediation proceedings and arbitrations in complex commercial disputes.

Prior to joining McCarter & English LLP, Ms. Martinez also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Paul Cellucci and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council, where she administered all stages of the judicial nomination process. Prior to her tenure in Governor Cellucci’s office, Ms. Martinez served as Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Office of the Attorney General. 


Ms. Martinez received her JD at Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College. She currently serves on the Chair of the Compliance Committee for United Benefit Advisors (UBA), an alliance of the Nation’s premier independent benefit advisory firms, and the Board of The Boston Home and ALPFA-Law (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting). Ms. Martinez also blogs regularly for UBA and is published in numerous employee benefits publications.


Cost:  Members - FREE     Non-Members: $80  



HRCI Credit Information:

This program has been approved for 1.5 general credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit their homepage at The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. 

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