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New ERISA Disability and Claims Appeal Regulations in Effect after April 1: What to Do Right Now to Comply - On-Demand

New ERISA Disability and Claims Appeal Regulations in Effect after April 1: What to Do Right Now to Comply - On-Demand

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New ERISA Disability and Claims Appeal Regulations in Effect after April 1: What to Do Right Now to Comply - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn what plans and plan sponsors should do to get in compliance with new ERISA disability and claims appeal regulations in effect after April 1, 2018.



New ERISA regulations that place obligations on plans and plan administrators regarding disability claims and appeals go into effect after April 1, 2018. The clock is ticking to ensure that your organization is up to speed on the practical impact these new regulations have on your compliance obligations under ERISA.

And, unfortunately, these new ERISA regulations are adding a potentially complex administrative layer for plans and plan sponsors. They apply to any benefit program that involves a determination of disability, whether or not it is called a disability benefit program per se.

Use this new on-demand webinar led by a seasoned employee benefits attorney who will explain the practical implications of these new ERISA regulations so you know what you should do now to get in compliance.

You’ll learn:

  • What the new ERISA regulations cover in particular with respect to disability claims and appeals
  • What plan administrators should do right now to ensure compliance for claims filed after April 1, 2018
  • What constitutes an adverse disability determination triggering the new appeal procedures
  • Bringing your notices, plan documents, and service provider agreements up to speed
  • The impact on severance and other employment agreements
  • Examples of inaction that could land you in legal hot water if certain key issues outlined in these new regulations aren’t properly addressed after the April 1 compliance deadline
  • The legal exposure that organizations and fiduciaries could face for non-compliance
  • And more!


Use this timely on-demand webinar that will provide recommendations on what plans and plan sponsors need to do to comply and lessen the likelihood of legal risks and litigation!

About Your Presenter

Steven MindySteven C. Mindy, Esq. 
Senior Associate 
Alston & Bird

Steven Mindy is a senior associate in the Washington D.C. office of Alston Bird, where he focuses his practice on employee benefits and ERISA litigation related to health and welfare benefits. He also focuses on privacy and security laws and regulations that impact benefit plans. Mr. Mindy works extensively on issues related to wellness programs, health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), and transportation fringe benefits, including the laws applicable to plans and their service providers when using new technology like mobile devices, apps, and wearables. He has extensive experience with HIPAA’s privacy and security requirements. He frequently helps HIPAA covered entities comply with breach and security incident notification requirements under HIPAA and other privacy laws. He also assists HIPAA covered entities and business associates respond to audits and investigations by federal and state agencies that regulate data privacy and security. Mr. Mindy also has extensive experience with ERISA’s plan asset rules, trust requirements, and prohibited transaction exemptions. He frequently advises on issues related to multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs), voluntary employee beneficiary associations (VEBAs), and multiemployer plans. He also advises financial institutions, insurance companies, and nonbank trustees on HSA matters, including compliance with the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. Mr. Mindy uses his prior experience as a federal law enforcement officer to assist clients with criminal and civil investigations.

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