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Status Changes and Special Enrollments

When an employee requests to make a mid-year election change to their benefit elections, employers must consider multiple factors, such as whether the election change is permitted under the Section 125 plan, in addition to the facts and circumstances surrounding the request. This is due to the complexity surrounding the various Section 125 Cafeteria Plan status change rules and HIPAA special enrollment events.

This webinar will discuss the events identified in the regulations that may allow employees to make mid-year health plan election changes, including some procedural issues that arise when handling employee requests. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • HIPAA Special Enrollment Events
  • General Information Related to Cafeteria Plans
  • Benefit Election Rules
  • Status Change Events Under Cafeteria Plans
  • Breaks in Employment (Termination and Rehire)
  • The Consistency Rule
  • Timing of the Request
  • Correcting Election Errors and Mistakes

Attend & Earn 1.0 SHRM and HRCI Credit

Presented by the Brown & Brown Regulatory & Legislative Strategy Group.


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Date & Time

February 16, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST