Employee Benefits

Overcoming Open Enrollment Challenges

Presented by Karen Kirkpatrick
Recorded on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Duration: 90 minutes
Prerequisites: None
CE Credits: 1.5 HRCI Credits awarded upon completion
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Open enrollment can be a challenging time for employers. Between ensuring that plan documents and employee communications are in compliance and providing support to employees, navigating the open enrollment process can be tricky.

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn strategies to help you overcome your open enrollment obstacles. Our speaker, Karen Kirkpatrick of Infinisource, will discuss open enrollment trends in the 21st century, address major legal requirements and walk through how to implement a successful and effective communication process.

Learning Points:

  • What are the key legal requirements that affect open enrollment
  • How to most effectively communicate with employees during open enrollment
  • How the health care reform law impacts the open enrollment process.
  • Why notice requirements for federal laws such as COBRA, health reform and Medicare should not be overlooked when administering open enrollment

Who Should Attend:

  • Employee Benefits Professionals
  • Plan Administrators
  • Third Party Administrators (TPAs)
  • Human Resources Managers who oversee employee benefit plans
  • Corporate Counsel
Karen Kirkpatrick
In the fourteen years Karen Kirkpatrick has worked with Infinisource, she has gained a national reputation for being one of the foremost experts on COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, Consumer Driven Health Plan Options, Health Care Reform and other benefit related laws.  During her tenure at Infinisource, she has conducted more than 1,000 seminars, webinars and executive briefings on numerous federal insurance laws and consumer driven health care.  She has written or contributed to several publications, including HIU, the magazine of the National Association of Health Underwriters, as well as the National Health Information’s Consumer Driven Health Care.  

Karen brings Infinisource the valuable expertise of many years of marketing and professional development experience with several prominent financial, insurance and restaurant institutions, including Northwestern Mutual, Shearson Lehman and DFR.  She has been actively involved with Toastmasters International, which helps individuals become more effective speakers, leaders and listeners.

For more information on Infinisource, please visit http://www.infinisource.net/.

CE Credits:
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