Podcast 62: Open Enrollment Compliance Considerations

In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley highlight four considerations to help you avoid compliance issues resulting from open enrollment periods. First, Chase outlines the importance of documenting offers and waivers of coverage, and how that can help employers avoid IRS scrutiny and employee misunderstandings. Second, Chase and Suzanne discuss challenges that can arise during open enrollment with HSA eligibility, and how employees can easily step into excess contribution issues when enrolling in benefits. Third, Chase describes challenges in open enrollment relating to absent and remote employees, including those out on FMLA or state-protected leave, and those who are working from different locations or from home. Chase and Suzanne close with a discussion of important notices that must go out during open enrollment, and how to distribute those notices.

Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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