2022 Summer School Webinar Series

Summer School

Educational Webinar Series

Summer school is back in session! Throughout the month of June we are proud to host a series of subject matter experts to virtually discuss some of the hottest topics in HR and employee benefits.

Join us for our 2022 Summer School webinar series by registering below:

Fiduciary Compliance and Key Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act

Presented by: Michael J. Flanagan – Partner, Employee Benefits Practice Leader – Hodgson Russ LLP
Thursday, June 8th – 11am

In this session we will discuss the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the numerous requirements that impact employer-sponsored group health plans. Additionally, we will review actions employers can take to reduce their fiduciary risk as it relates to the CAA.


Understanding Key Leave Laws in NY (COVID and Beyond)

Presented by: Jane Kunkel – HR Associate and Laura Lomanto – Leave Administrator – HR Works, Inc.
Tuesday, June 14th – 11am

This session is designed to help participants understand the current landscape of NY leave laws, including when absences related to COVID-19 may be applicable to NY Sick Leave, NY COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave, NY PFL and NY Paid Vaccination Leave.

The presentation covers a brief overview of applicable NY leave laws including:

  • NY Sick Leave
  • NY COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave & Enhanced PFL/DBL Benefits
  • NY Paid Family Leave
  • NY Paid Vaccination Leave
    – Overview of the various rules related to each leave; and
    – Leave Scenarios

Legislative Updates

Presented by: Frank Kerbein, Director, Center for Human Resources – The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Thursday, June 23rd – 11am

The last year has continued to bring about enormous change in all aspects, but particularly in employee leave laws.  We’ll look at all the new HR laws and regulations that apply to your company and talk compliance strategies.


Demystifying Medicare

Presented by: Paula Venné, Medicare/Individual Benefits Consultant – Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.
Tuesday, June 28th – 11am

Ask your employees the first word that comes to mind when you say, “Medicare” and they will probably answer, “Confusing!” Many Americans work beyond their 65th birthdays, and there are eligibility rules and requirements around Medicare that vary due to factors like the size of your company and HSA participation. In this presentation, Paula Venné, Medicare/Individual Benefits Consultant for Walsh Duffield will take the mystery out of Medicare and provide the guidance you need to make sense of this challenging topic.