CTCBA July Webinar Event "2021 Health & Welfare Plan Update"

  • July 15, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Join CTCBA to hear one of USI's top ERISA attorneys address the recent developments in the health and welfare space!

The 2021 Health & Welfare Webinar Event will allow you to walk away with answers to many questions including the following topics:  

  • What is an involuntary termination for COBRA subsidy purposes?
  • Can employees really reinstate medical coverage retroactively for up to one year?
  • Can I require or incentivize employees to get vaccinated?
  • What relief is available to FSAs?
  • What do the new transparency requirements mean to me?
  • How do I make sure I comply with the new mental health testing requirement?
  • What states require Individual Mandate reporting? 

CTCBA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Speaker Information

Wendy C. Carmichael 

USI Senior Vice President, ERISA Counsel 

Wendy Carmichael joined USI Southwest’s Houston office in January 2006 as USI's in-house ERISA Counsel, focused on helping USI's department and clients stay compliant with requirements of various benefits laws.  Before joining USI, Wendy was in private practice at Courtney & Associates, P.C. She has practiced exclusively in employee benefits law since 1999. Wendy is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association.

In her current position, Wendy monitors changes in benefits laws (health care reform, HIPAA, COBRA, etc.), provides assistance to clients with respect to specific legal questions (discrimination, privacy, etc.), conducts seminars to distribute legislative requirements, and writes weekly updates covering new developments and general issues regarding health and welfare plans.

Wendy earned her BA from Vanderbilt University and her JD from the University of Oregon School of Law.

About USI:

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI connects together over 8,000 industry leading professionals across approximately 200 offices to serve clients’ local, national and international needs. USI has become a premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary and innovative client solutions, networked local resources and expertise, and enterprise-wide collaboration to deliver customized results with positive, bottom line impact. USI attracts best-in-class industry talent with a long history of deep and continuing investment in our local communities. For more information, visit usi.com.

USI’s Employee Benefits Consulting solutions are focused on enhancing benefit programs and managing costs to help optimize our clients’ critical benefit decisions for maximum impact. USI's subject matter experts provide much needed support in the way of including underwriting and analytics, communication, population health management, compliance, pharmacy benefit consulting, and ancillary benefit consulting.


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