New Ohio Law Strengthens Certificate of Insurance Regulation
On December 22, 2015, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 259 into legislation. This bill states that a certificate of insurance cannot alter the coverage of an insurance policy. This is important in the event there is a discrepancy between the issued certificate of insurance and the actual insurance policy. This bill states that the insurance policy will be used to determine the coverage.
What is a Certificate of Insurance?
A certificate of insurance is a document used to provide information on specific insurance coverage. The certificate provides verification of the insurance and usually contains information on types and limits of coverage, insurance company, policy number, named insured, and the policies' effective periods.
Additional information can be found on the Insurance Journal.
Presenting: The CPI-HR Speaker Series: Trends in HR for 2016
We have partnered with CPI-HR to bring area CFO's and HR leadership teams information the upcoming HR trends. Learn about changes to the FLSA and discuss benefits compliance issues and how your business may be impacted in 2016 while networking and enjoying a complimentary lunch.
Friday, February 5, 2016
11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.
2950 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44333
FLSA Regulation Changes You Need to Know
Presenter: Leigh Anne Benedic
Porter Wright Morris Arthur
This presentation will review the Department of Labor's proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations regarding exempt employees, the timeline for final rules, and proactive strategies employers should be doing now to address the rule changes. A brief update of other noteworthy DOL actions in the past year will also be covered, including its memorandum on independent contractor misclassification and agenda items to address technology in the workplace.
Leigh Anne also has considerable experience counseling employers on compliance matters, especially in the area of wage and hour compliance, leave management and accommodations, and best practices for employers in those areas. She has worked as in-house counsel for two companies with nationwide and global operations as a labor and employment attorney. She managed the full scope of workforce-related legal issues for US-based employees and managed several complex litigated matters and charges. Leigh Anne has defended claims on a wide range of employment laws and issues, including discrimination, retaliation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and other wage and hour laws, as well as labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges. She has experience with representation before various state and federal agencies such as the Department of Labor, EEOC, National Labor Relations Board and numerous state agencies. Leigh Anne has also represented clients in wage and hour class and collective actions involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws.
Benefit Plan Compliance: Would Your Plans Survive an Agency Audit?
Presenter: Meredith Korner
Director of Benefits Operations, CPI-HR
Every year, thousands of employee benefit plans are selected for audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Department of Labor (DOL). This year, the DOL has significantly increased audit enforcement and the IRS has announced it is stepping up enforcement activities by dramatically increasing the number of audits in the current and next fiscal year. In essence, the federal government wants additional revenue and is ready to get it by imposing steep penalties on plan sponsors who are out of compliance. Are your benefit plans ready? During this presentation you will learn some essential steps to take in order to survive a DOL audit.
Meredith joined CPI-HR in 2004 and has directed her focus to health and welfare compliance. She has served actively on the national Compliance Committee for Benefit Advisors Network and is continuously working with clients on potential changes that may impact them and updating her team on ways to help minimize any negative impact and enhance the positive aspects of those changes.As Director of Benefits Operations for CPI-HR, Meredith is responsible for strategic account management as well as the direct management of all Benefits Consultants and Benefits Analysts. In this role, Meredith focuses her attention on assuring the quality and consistency of consulting deliverables and client services while promoting the professional development of each individual on her team.
Meredith has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing from Miami University and holds her Ohio Resident Agent's License in Accident and Health, Life Insurance and Variable Annuities. She has also earned accreditation as a Certified Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Professional by the National Association of Health Underwriters.
Taste of Wadsworth
SeibertKeck Insurance Agency had the opportunity to support the Annual Taste of Wadsworth, a festival of flavors in Downtown Wadsworth. The food took center stage, as local chefs, restaurants and eateries show cased their finest, most delicious entrees. This year drew a large crowd, with many new faces.
With the temperature in the high 80’s it is hard to image fall is just around the corner. This year September was presidentially declared National Preparedness Month: “Don’t Wait- Communicate! Make your Emergency Plan Today!"
All month we will be focusing on way to help you, your family and your company be better prepared in the event of a disaster.