Webinars

Current ComedyCE.com members can attend any of the webinars on this page at no additional charge. Just sign up for the ones you’re interested in, and if you can’t make it the day of the class, no problem — you can watch the recorded version afterwards whenever you have a chance. In order to get CE credit, though, you do have to attend the live webinar and respond to any attendance checks during the class. Unless otherwise noted, the provider for all courses is ComedyCE.com LLC, provider number 37719 Download cora ebooks for free. All continuing education classes provide classroom CE credit with no exam required.

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What Just Happened?

Instructor: Eric Johnson

If you’re like every other person in America, you’ll still be a bit stunned the day after the election, and that’s true no matter who ends up on top. Join us for our post-election reaction. We’ll talk about what just happened, what it means for the insurance industry, and what you need to tell your clients.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Grandmother’s Going Away

Instructor: Eric Johnson

For small employers who chose not to hang on to the “grandfathered” plan that they had when the health reform law was signed back in 2010, transitional—or “grandmothered”—plans gave them a second chance to avoid modified adjusted community rating and some of the other changes called for by the ACA kamera für pc herunterladen. However, the transition period will soon be over and grandmothered plans will go away for good. In this course, we’ll discuss when the transition to ACA-qualified plans will happen for small employers, what it will mean for their benefits and rates, and how self-funding could help small companies avoid the new rules.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Possible Changes for Non-ACA Plans

Instructor: Eric Johnson

As we all know, the purpose of the individual mandate, which requires people to have minimum essential coverage or pay a tax penalty, is to reduce adverse selection by encouraging everyone to buy coverage. However, some people who don’t have an immediate medical need have determined that it’s less expensive, even after the penalty, to purchase a short-term or limited medical plan instead of an ACA-qualified plan. Unfortunately for brokers and their clients, HHS doesn’t like this strategy. In this course, we’ll learn about the efforts to restrict these non-ACA options and hear what the courts have to say about it.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Are MEC plans still an option basketball spiele kostenlos downloaden?

Instructor: Eric Johnson

They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and the existence of MEC plans seems to prove that statement true. Large employers needed a way to avoid the ACA’s across-the-board penalty for failure to offer “minimum essential coverage,” so the market delivered a solution: scaled-back plans that meet the law’s requirement at a fraction of the cost of a major medical plan. But are these plans still legal and will they continue to be going forward? In this session, we’ll discuss the thinking behind the MEC strategy and look ahead at the future of this apparent loophole in the law.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Phoning It In

Instructor: Eric Johnson

These days, it seems that people are always busy avery zweckform vorlage herunterladen. There are too many things to do and not enough time to do them, and a minor illness can really throw us off our game. On top of that, going to the doctor is a pain—often we have to leave work since most doctor offices are closed in the evening or on the weekend, and the time spent in the waiting room can be ridiculous. Perhaps that’s why so many people use urgent care centers or even emergency rooms like a doctor’s office—because they’re open after hours. Unfortunately, the added convenience comes at an added cost; urgent and emergency care are a lot more expensive. There has to be a better way…

There is! The popularity of telehealth has skyrocketed in the last year or two and there’s no sign of it slowing down download whatsapp music. By calling a doctor and getting a prescription if necessary, people can save both time and money and avoid the frustration of navigating the healthcare system.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

A Better Way: The Republican Replacement Plan

Instructor: Eric Johnson

America has been waiting a long time for the “replace” part of the Republicans’ “repeal and replace” proposal. At long last, we have it, or at least the beginnings of it. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and some of his Republican colleagues have introduced a 37-page white paper called “A Better Way” that’s meant to be a conversation starter about an ACA replacement. The paper provides a number of ideas about what the Republicans would do to fix our country’s health care mess, including some oldies-but-goodies like coverage across state lines, some old rules like broader age bands, and some controversial ideas like capping the employer exclusion formula 1 spiele kostenlosen. In this course, we’ll take a long look at the paper and evaluate each of the major proposals.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Is the individual market falling apart?

Instructor: Eric Johnson

This is a question we’ve all been asking ourselves, isn’t it? Quickly: out-of-pockets are going up, networks are getting smaller, and premiums are skyrocketing. Even with all the adjustments, carriers are losing millions of dollars, so they’re taking some pretty drastic steps: some of stopped paying commissions outside of open enrollment; others have stopped paying commissions altogether; some have halted their expansion plans; and some are leaving the market completely kalender in excel downloaden. So what’s going to happen next, what should we be telling our clients, and can brokers afford to keep selling individual policies? We’ll discuss all that and more in this one-hour session.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Reporting Requirements for ALEs

Instructor: Eric Johnson

In 2015, self-insured plans and Applicable Large Employers got their first taste of the new reporting requirements under section 6055 and 6056 of the tax code. Companies that are subject to these requirements must file an informational return with the IRS and furnish separate forms to each of their full-time employees. As we near the end of 2016, employers are once again beginning to think about the information they need to gather to complete the forms correctly, which means they’ll be turning to their advisors for assistance vox 3d planer kostenlos downloaden. And, with upcoming changes to the 1094 and 1095 reporting forms, brokers will need to brush up on the requirements in order to advise their clients correctly. In this course, we’ll get you up to speed.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

How the DOL Fiduciary Rules Impact HSAs

Instructor: Eric Johnson

The Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule could have a big impact on the guidance brokers can provide to employers and employees. The 600 pages of DOL guidance seems overwhelming to many advisors and has them wondering what they can and cannot say. Unfortunately, it’s not entirely clear how to comply with the new requirements ipad icloud fotos herunterladen. Still, it’s important that we figure it out because agents must comply with the new conduct and disclosure requirements by April 10, 2017 and be in full compliance by January 1, 2018. In this class, we’ll discuss the new requirements and, more importantly, what advisors must do to comply.

1 HOUR CE
Pending Approval from TDI

How to build a consumer-driven plan

Instructor: Eric Johnson

The “consumerism” movement in healthcare has been around for years, but most of our employer clients would quickly report that their employees are still quite confused about their health benefits—they definitely haven’t achieved “consumer” status yet. So is it a lost cause or is there still hope? In this class, we’ll argue that true consumerism is still achievable, but several of the key ingredients are missing from the plans we’ve been recommending to our clients.

2 HOUR ETHICS CE
Pending Approval from TDI

Medicare Ethics

Instructor: Eric Johnson

Insurance agents face ethical dilemmas on a regular basis when conflicts arise between their interests and those of the clients and carriers they represent music from website. The reason it is a dilemma is because these conflicts are not always a decision between right and wrong; frequently agents must decide between right and right. This is especially true for agents who market Medicare products—there are rules in place to protect the clients they serve, but some agents feel that the rules get in the way and actually prevent them from helping their clients. In this course, we’ll examine 1) some of the ethical decisions involved in completing routine and sometimes dreadful amounts of paperwork related to compliance in the Medicare sales arena as well as 2) the numerous marketing rules involved in Medicare sales and the ethical considerations in performing those rules and duties compliantly, even when it takes several extra steps than it might have even just a few years ago.