Back to the [Benefit] Basics

Master the fundamentals of medical, life, and disability insurance along with the top benefits compliance issues.

June 9, 16, 23 | 9:00 AM EST


Benefits don't need to be complicated. This three-part, interactive virtual training experience is designed to provide business and HR leaders with a benefits refresher.


Back to Basics: Medical FUNdamentals

Tom Bazzano, REBC, GBDS, Benefits Consultant

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Do you have a good grasp on the fundamentals of the health insurance plans you offer your employees?

We review the basic definitions surrounding health insurance (coinsurance, deductible, stop loss, etc.) and cover what everyone needs to know when it comes to employee benefits jargon. In addition, we dive into fully insured plans versus self-insured plans and cover some of the basic components of medical insurance underwriting.

We will equip you with the knowledge you'll need to better explain these concepts to your employees. When your employees understand their benefits, they'll be able to make more informed decisions that yield better outcomes for your organization - it's a win-win!

This session is suitable for all HR and benefits professionals and we guarantee you will leave feeling refreshed and recharged when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of your health insurance.

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Back to the Basics: Life and AD&D and Disability, Oh My!

Mike Verrill, Regional Sales Manager, Mutual of Omaha

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Your employees may be most interested in your health plan, but chances are you offer them some equally valuable benefits in the form of life & disability.

Many Americans have no life or disability insurance other than what is provided by their employer, but offering these crucial benefits brings with it some important considerations: How much life insurance should you offer, and why does it usually reduce when an employee gets to a certain age? What happens to life insurance when an employee goes out on disability? What if an employee terminates employment while waiting for their disability claim to be approved?

These are only a few of the questions employers have about these benefits. We will get back to basics in this 90-minute session led by an industry expert. This interactive, engaging program is ideal for anyone new to benefits, or anyone who needs a refresher on the fundamentals. We can almost guarantee you will learn something new!

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Back to Basics: Your Top 12 Compliance Questions Answered

Samantha Malovrh, Esq., Vice President of Compliance Consulting

Anjali Radia, Employee Benefits Attorney

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Are you looking for a refresher on compliance considerations when it comes to managing your benefit plans?

Chances are if you work in employee benefits or HR, you are often presented with questions or scenarios that are more complicated than they may seem. Similarly, there are many obligations an employer needs to be aware of in order to stay in compliance. In this session, we review the top 12 compliance questions we often see from employers and get to the bottom of them with the experts!

This session is suitable for all HR and benefits professionals looking for more peace of mind when it comes to all things compliance.

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Tom Bazzano, REBC, GBDS

Benefits Consultant, OneDigital

Tom Bazzano, REBC, GBDS, Benefits Consultant at OneDigital, is responsible for managing client relationships, negotiating renewals, strategic planning and financial analyses.

Tom has over 8 years of experience within the insurance industry. Prior to joining OneDigital, he spent time working on Vermont’s health insurance exchange, Vermont Health Connect. After VHC, he moved to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont as a Managed Healthcare Analyst. At BCBSVT, he focused his role to deliver highly accurate and actionable big data analytics while managing relationships and implementing major process improvements.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont Grossman School of Business. He completed his degree in 2013 with a concentration in Management Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science.

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Mike Verrill

Regional Sales Manager, Mutual of Omaha

Mike Verrill is the Regional Sales Manager at Mutual of Omaha and has over 30 years of experience working in the insurance industry. During those years he has seen just about every challenging life and disability question come across his desk. Mike is a tremendous partner for brokers, employers, and employees as they navigate the ancillary benefits landscape.

Anjali Radia

Employee Benefits Attorney

Anjali Radia develops and provides legal and compliance guidance and interpretation, both internally and with clients, on all aspects of existing and proposed benefits-related laws and regulations. She has experience practicing employee benefits law and employment law, serving clients with a variety of employment-related issues, including health and welfare employee benefits, accommodations, employment discrimination and harassment, employment contracts and employer communications.

Anjali received a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore, a Master of Public Health from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (CIPP/US). Anjali is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, In-House Benefits Counsel Network, International Association of Privacy Professionals and Maryland State Bar Association.

Samantha Malovrh, Esq.

VP, Compliance Consulting, OneDigital

Samantha partners with employers and insurance consultants to develop practical solutions to compliance issues. She has experience practicing employee benefits law and employment law, serving clients with a variety of employment-related issues, including health and welfare employee benefits, employee leave policies, accommodations, discrimination and employment contracts.

In addition to working directly with employers, she regularly conducts compliance webinars internally and externally. She is also experienced with federal employee benefits laws, and provides guidance on a variety of compliance issues.

Prior to joining Digital, Samantha was in-house counsel for a Minnesota privately held technology company.


Continuing Education Credits




Each program has been approved by HR Certification Institute for SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP and HRCI recertification credit.

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