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Hutchinson November Chapter Meeting - Are You Prepared for a DOL Audit?

  • 09 Nov 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wesley Towers Chapel - 3709 Asbury Pl


  • Chapter meeting fees discounted for members.
  • Chapter meeting fees charged for guests and members who are pending renewal and/or lapsed.
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Summary: DOL audits have historically been random or targeted to specific complaints.  However, in 2012 the DOL initiated a project to increase the volume of  health & welfare plan audits moving likelihood of an audit from an if to a when for employers and plan sponsors.  This presentation will provide a translation of complex regulations into understandable benefits language while helping your plan avoid penalty assessments. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • ERISA fundamental requirements
  • How the DOL engages the plan audit process
  • Potential penalty assessments
  • Proposed changes that will directly impact every employer sponsored plan
This presentation was approved for CEU credit for the 2017 Oklahoma State SHRM conference and was presented at the conference on April 13, 2017

Presenter: Karen Vines, Senior Account Executive, HUB International Mid-America

Before joining HUB, Vines served as Vice President for a regional brokerage where her responsibilities included benefits compliance and market leadership. She established herself as a leading adviser on PPACA through her development and leadership of a formal benefits compliance practice. Her 31 year career as a Benefit professional includes 15 years in sales and management with BCBS of KS.   

Vines has regularly engaged in speaking opportunities at the local, regional, and national levels due to her comprehensive understanding of the of the health care reform law and its impact on employers. Vines is a Certified PPACA Specialist.

In 2014, Vines was recognized by Business Insurance Magazine as a 2014 Women to Watch honoree and in 2015 as a Wichita Business Journal Women In Business honoree.     

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