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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - Special September Webinar

Chapter Meeting (WEBINAR)

"What It Means To Be a Group Health Plan Fiduciary

Presented by: Heidi Rhodes from Sr. Benefit Advisor US Department of Labor, EBSA 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Price - $10.00 - ALL Are Welcome! 

Proceeds from registration ticket sales will be donated to the SHRM Foundation.

Webinar Description: This presentation provides a general overview of the fiduciary provisions of ERISA as they apply to group health plans, and how to avoid problems in administering a group health plan. The main topics discussed include: 
  • What is an ERISA group health plan
  • What is an ERISA fiduciary
  • Fiduciary duties
  • EBSA correction programs
  • EBSA’s guidance regarding COVID-19
  • Steps to take to avoid problems, including: Selection of service providers; Reporting & disclosure obligations; Understanding the plan & responsibilities; DOL claims regulation; Contributions; and, Prohibited transactions/exemptions.
  • Speaker Bio: Heidi L. Rhodes has been a Benefits Advisor with the Employee Benefits Security Administration, Cincinnati Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor since 2014. She provides technical assistants to participants and plan administrators of private- sector employee benefit plans to understand their rights and responsibilities under Title 1 of ERISA. She procures voluntary compliance from employers, develops, and performs public outreach events throughout the tristate area. 

    Ms. Rhodes holds a Bachelor degree in Organizational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky, and an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Community College of Baltimore, Maryland. She also has the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) certification from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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    2022 Ohio HR Conference

    HR: Unmasking Your Full Potential! 


    Join us on September 21-23, 2022, as we are thrilled to return to the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio.  

     IN PERSON with an ON DEMAND option! Join us for two and a half days of superior programming in a great venue! Attendees can enjoy the conference at the resort AND then have the option to obtain additional recertification credits via the ON DEMAND platform for any missed sessions. The ON DEMAND option will be available for up to 90 days after the conference ends. We can't wait to see you in Kalahari!

    2023 National Annual SHRM Conference & Exposition

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    Click here for more information.


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