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    July 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Date: July 25, 2019, 8:30am – 10:00am
    The Brownstone
    4020 NW 25th St, Topeka, KS 66618
    $15 or $20 (see below for details)
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    Topic:  Are You Prepared for a DOL Audit?

    DOL audits have historically been random or targeted to specific complaints.  However, in 2012 the DOL initiated a project to increase the volume of  health & welfare plan audits moving likelihood of an audit from an if to a when for employers and plan sponsors.  This presentation will provide a translation of complex regulations into understandable benefits language while helping your plan avoid penalty assessments. 

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will gain an understanding of:

    • ERISA fundamental requirements
    • How the DOL engages the plan audit process
    • Potential penalty assessments

    Proposed changes that will directly impact every employer sponsored plan

    Speaker: Karen Vines 

    Before joining HUB, Vines served as Vice President for a regional brokerage where her responsibilities included benefits compliance and market leadership. She established herself as a leading adviser on PPACA through her development and leadership of a formal benefits compliance practice. Her 33 year career as a Benefit professional includes 15 years in sales and management with BCBS of KS.  

    Vines has regularly engaged in speaking opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels due to her comprehensive understanding of the of the health care reform law as well as other regulations applicable to health & welfare plans. Vines is a Certified PPACA Specialist.

    In 2014, Vines was recognized by Business Insurance Magazine as a 2014 Women to Watch honoree and in 2015 as a Wichita Business Journal Women In Business honoree.    

    Meeting time:  8:30 a.m. Networking and Buffet Line opens
                           8:35 a.m. Chapter Meeting Begins

    Credits: HRCI & SHRM Credits Approved

    Cost:  $15.00 for SHRM - Topeka Members that pre-register on the website
              $20.00 for SHRM - Topeka Members registering at the door
              $20.00 for Non-SHRM Topeka Members that pre-register on the website
              $25.00 for Non-SHRM - Topeka Members registering at the door

    Last day to register online: 7/22/2019 (registrations after this date need to be done at the door and will be an additional $5)

    Click here to register