Webinar: Mid-Year Benefit Plan Changes: Status Changes and HIPAA Special Enrollments
The webinar will cover the situations in which employees are able to make mid-year changes to their health and welfare benefits. The webinar will focus primarily on the HIPAA special enrollment requirements and the Section 125 irrevocable election rule. We will identify the plans to which the rules apply, the situations in which employers are required to allow changes and the situations in which there is discretion. The interaction between coverage elections and pre-tax salary reduction elections will also be discussed.
Presented by Brown & Brown
Daniel Brady, Esq.
Attorney, Regulatory and Legislative Specialist
The Hays Companies
Dan Brady serves as the Regulatory and Legislative Specialist in the Employee Benefits division for Brown & Brown. Dan is responsible for consulting with Brown & Brown teams, customers, and prospects on employee benefits issues. These include ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, the ACA, and other federal and state rules and regulations.
Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Dan worked at RBC Wealth Management and interned with TCF Bank. In those roles, he gained experience with regulatory and compliance matters, conducting compliance reviews, and performing risk assessments. He volunteered at the ICWA Law Center and served as a student attorney at the Law Office of the Tenth Judicial District Public Defender. He also spent several years as a Marketing and Sales Representative with a small software company. He joined Brown & Brown in 2019 following his graduation from law school
Scott Wold, J.D.
Assistant Vice President, Regulatory and Legislative Strategy
Brown & Brown (Formerly Hays Companies)
With over 17 years of employee benefits experience, Scott Wold serves as the Assistant Vice President - Regulatory and Legislative Strategy in the Employee Benefits division of Brown & Brown. Scott is responsible for researching and analyzing appropriate industry responses and best practices to address key legislative and regulatory efforts. Scott supports the Brown & Brown team members and customers regarding matters pertaining to customer compliance with employee benefit laws such as the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA.
Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Scott worked as a lawyer in private practice. He was most recently a shareholder of the law firm of Hitesman & Wold, P.A., where he practiced exclusively in the employee benefits area since 2004.
Scott received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Bethel College and his law degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He is a member of the Hennepin County Bar and Minnesota State Bar Associations. Scott is active in his community and has served in various capacities for several non-profit organizations.