Free Educational Event For Local Businesses On Agency Enforcement And Investigation

GREENSBORO, N.C., January 18, 2016 – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a local benefits and consulting firm, will speak at free educational seminar focusing on agency enforcement and investigation on Tuesday, January 26 at Capital Associated Industries’ (CAI) Greensboro office, located at 7817 National Service Rd., Ste. 509. This is the first of a special educational series led by HCW and hosted by CAI, called Benefits Knowledge 8. This event, titled Agency Enforcement and Investigations: How To Prepare for The DOL, IRS and HHS, is free to non-members.

As the IRS begins to enforce the Employer Mandate, it will become more important than ever that employers be prepared to respond to inquiries by federal agencies, whether in an audit, investigation, or penalty assessment process. The Department of Labor (DOL) is increasing its employee benefit plan audits, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance is being increasingly monitored. This seminar will help prepare attendees for a DOL audit while exploring the differences between applicable state and federal laws, self-auditing procedures to ensure compliance, and possible penalties associated with non-compliance. It will also address enforcement activities of other agencies, including investigations of HIPAA breaches and actions by the EEOC to promote wellness program compliance with the ADA and GINA.

This free seminar is accredited by the HR Certification Institute for 2.75 general credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification as well as 2.75 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs). There will be two sessions, with the first beginning at 9 a.m. and the second beginning at 1 p.m.

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“We are excited to bring back our Benefits Knowledge 8 series with CAI,” said Todd Yates, HCW partner and CEO. “Employers need to know if their plan is compliant with today’s regulations. This is an important session for any human resource and benefit managers to learn how to prepare for inquiries by federal agencies, whether in an audit, investigation, or penalty assessment process.”