Archives: Video Posts

Demystifying Medicare

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

Overview: 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.


Legislative Updates_June 2022

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

Overview: 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.


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

Fiduciary Compliance and Key Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act

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

Overview: 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.


4 Minutes With Medicare: Executing Your Game Plan

Tags: Medicare

Every successful team has a game plan to get the win. Today, we’re going to put your Medicare shopping game plan together! Join Walsh Duffield’s dedicated Medicare team as we spend Four Minutes with Medicare! This informative series will address the programs and issues we’re asked about most often and give you tips to make sure you’re choosing the right coverage for your needs and budget.


4 Minutes with Medicare: Health Care on the Home Front

Tags: Medicare

Join Walsh Duffield’s dedicated Medicare team as we spend Four Minutes with Medicare! This informative series will address the programs and issues we’re asked about most often and give you tips to make sure you’re choosing the right coverage for your needs and budget. Do you know the difference between the Medicare Home Health Care benefit and Companion Care? Watch today’s video to learn more!


4 Minutes with Medicare: Insulation from Insulin Costs

Tags: Medicare

Join Walsh Duffield’s dedicated Medicare team as we spend Four Minutes with Medicare! This informative series will address the programs and issues we’re asked about most often and give you tips to make sure you’re choosing the right coverage for your needs and budget. We are here to help! If you or someone you know has diabetes, today’s video highlights the Part D Senior Savings Model to help with the cost of insulin.


4 Minutes with Medicare: I Want My Part B Back

Tags: Medicare

Join Walsh Duffield’s dedicated Medicare team as we spend Four Minutes with Medicare! This informative series will address the programs and issues we’re asked about most often and give you tips to make sure you’re choosing the right coverage for your needs and budget. In today’s video we’re taking a look at a program that’s become very popular in the last year or so – The Medicare Part B Giveback.


Legislative Updates: August 2021

Presented by: Frank Kerbein, Director, Center for Human Resources – The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Tuesday, August 31st – 11am

Overview: The last year has brought 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. In addition, we will look at the regulations to come as well as the impact of Legalized Cannabis on your company.


Retirement Plans in a Post-pandemic World

Presented by: Lisa M. Petronio, CPFA, RICP® – Vice President, Retirement Plan Solutions, Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.
Tuesday, August 24th – 11am

Overview: The pandemic has shined a light on the financial fragility of our workers.

  • What lessons can be learned from the pandemic?
  • How can we take action for a better future?
  • What are post-pandemic retirement plan trends?