October 16, 2018

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Podcast Episode 41: Electronic Delivery of Health Plan Notices and Disclosures: What’s Allowed?

In this episode, Suzanne Spradley and Chase Cannon discuss different delivery methods available to employers when distributing health plan notices and disclosures to employees. The two address hand delivery, delivery by mail, email and intranet delivery, and building the notices into online enrollment systems. Chase outlines which notices are best suited for electronic delivery, and how electronic delivery requires special accommodations for some populations of employees—those who may not have phone or email access as a big part of their job. Suzanne and Chase then discuss a recent White House executive order that could impact the DOL as it formulates electronic disclosure rules, as well as industry groups that may be opposed to an all-electronic disclosure regime. They close with an overview of what it all means for employers.

Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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November Webinar Series – Save the Date

NFP’s Benefits Compliance team is hosting its next series of webinars in Nov., 2018. Trainings will be held at 3:00 p.m. ET on Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28. The respective topics are “Open Enrollment Checklist,” “Get Ready for Another Round of ACA Employer Reporting” and “Charting Your Course Through the Leave Labyrinth.”

The team reserves the right to change training topics in the event of significant legislative, judicial or regulatory developments.

Can’t make a live webinar? A recording of each session will be posted to the NFP Client Learning Portal within 48 hours of the live webinar. Those listening to a recorded webinar aren’t eligible for recertification credit.

The speaker will answer as many questions as possible during the webinar. If your question isn't answered by the end of the webinar, reach out to your advisor for assistance.


  • November 7 – Open Enrollment Checklist
  • November 14 – Get Ready for Another Round of ACA Employer Reporting
  • November 28 – Charting Your Course Through the Leave Labyrinth

All programs are pending approval for 1 (general) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.