A Chernoff Diamond Webinar: Same-Gender Marriage and the Impact on Company Sponsored Health Plans

Garden City, NY, September 03, 2011 --(PR.com)-- As part of its continuing Webinar series, Garden City, NY-based benefits and risk management consultant Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC is delivering a one hour live and interactive webinar focused on Same-Gender Marriage and the Impact on Company Sponsored Health Plans, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Interested participants may register at www.chernoffdiamond.com/rsvp.

New York became the sixth state in the nation to legally allow same-gender marriage. This legislation once again has focused attention on same-gender relationships and the employee benefit plan issues and challenges that employers must confront.

About TThe Webinar
The Webinar will be a one-hour focused review of the important design, cost and administrative matters that will result from the assimilation of same-gender relationships:

· The impact of key federal laws and regulations with respect to same-gender health & welfare and retirement plan benefits.
· Plans affected by state laws such as New York's Marriage Equality Act and the interrelationship between state and federal legislation.
· COBRA and state continuation requirements, HIPAA special enrollment rights, extending coverage to young adults under the Affordable Care Act and other state-mandates, as well as tax and payroll considerations such as when and how to impute income.
· Strategic planning and action steps for plan sponsors.

Speaker: Jill Bergman, AVP-Compliance, Chernoff Diamond Health & Welfare Services
Moderator: Ralph Sepe, Partner, Chernoff Diamond Health & Welfare Services

About Chernoff Diamond
Chernoff Diamond is a nationally recognized benefits and risk management advisory firm providing in-depth services to meet the many complex and interrelated challenges faced by individual, business and professional clients. The firm’s competitive advantage is rooted in its highly experienced professionals, proprietary programs and products, and advanced in-house technological capabilities used to expand services, not replace them.

Chernoff Diamond delivers the expertise, perspective and services to design, implement and administer employee benefit programs, pension, profit sharing and 401(k) plans, programs of executive and deferred compensation and sophisticated life insurance plans advantaged by ongoing in-force management. The firm’s senior consulting actuaries, advanced underwriters and corporate benefits consultants are innovative leaders, providing business-smart advice. Chernoff Diamond has earned the well-deserved reputation of delivering large firm expertise with the responsiveness and efficiency of a boutique.

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