July 2017 Employer Webinar

ERISA Considerations for Church, Government, and Municipal Employers

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover how to determine if an employer fits ERISA’s church, government, or municipal exemption. We will:

  • Briefly discuss which employers are subject to ERISA
  • Describe the ERISA exemptions
  • Discuss the considerations for group health plans that meet the exemptions
  • Discuss the impact of referencing ERISA or meeting ERISA obligations when the plan is exempt from ERISA
  • Discuss recent Supreme Court cases involving ERISA and church plans

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand whether their group health plan fits within an ERISA exemption.

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Jeff Smith

Presenter - Jeff Smith


Jeff Smith is a partner in the Cleveland office of Fisher Phillips and a member of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group. He works with clients to create, implement and maintain their retirement and health plans.

He also advises employers on the impact of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and Voluntary Employer Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs).

While in law school, Jeff served as Executive Notes Editor and earlier as Associate Editor of the Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine. He has been selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star three times. He was also listed in Best Lawyers in 2017.


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