Join Alston & Bird Health Benefits Practice Leader John Hickman as he provides a timely update on health care benefit developments.
When the Auditors Come Knocking: Top 10 Health Plan Traps to Avoid in 2019
The last year has seen a significant increase in agency audit activity with the DOL and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) leading the way. In addition to recapping developments in 2018, this session will help you identify and avoid the top 10 exposure items we see in agency investigations under the ACA, the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPAEA), wellness programs and ERISA. We will also focus on increased OCR investigations related to data breach (including the rise of email hacking incidents) under HIPAA.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
11:30 am - 12:00 noon - Registration & Lunch
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Presentation
Alston & Bird
One Atlantic Center
1201 W. Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
FREE - Chapter Members
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John R. Hickman
John Hickman is head of the firm’s Health Benefits Practice, where he leads several attorneys devoted exclusively to health care reform issues under the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA privacy, health savings accounts (HSAs) and consumer-directed health care, flexible benefit plans and related health benefit issues. He has worked closely with health plans, financial institutions and employers, as well as the IRS, Treasury and DOL, in addressing health benefit issues.
Mr. Hickman has been inducted into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White) and Who's Who Legal. The Best Lawyers in America named him a 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. He has lectured widely and published articles on health care reform, ERISA and cafeteria plan issues. He is co-author of the following health benefit treatises: Cafeteria Plans Manual, Health Care Reform, HIPAA Portability and Privacy and Consumer-Driven Health Care (published by Thomson/Reuters/EBIA). Mr. Hickman is head of the Technical Advisory Committee and is on the board of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC). Mr. Hickman was also an adjunct professor of law at Emory University School of Law.