2019 Insurance Law Seminar
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11/8/2019
When: Friday, November 8, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:15 PM CT
Where: Embassy Suites La Vista
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, Nebraska  68128
United States


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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #182140, IA MCLE #335259. 6.5 CLE Hours (Regular/Live)
NE MCLE #182139, IA MCLE #335260. 6.5 CLE Hours (Distance Learning)
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*NE Department of Insurance / 7 hours
Course Number 6000055179 Provider ID #1519
Credit for NE DOI is only available via the live seminar.

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Registration Fees
$420.00 – Regular Registration
$325.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member
Free – Law students

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8:00 AM   Ask a Regulator: New Developments and Hot Topics in Health Insurance
Martin Swanson, Nebraska Department of Insurance
Laura Arp, Nebraska Department of Insurance


Hear from the Nebraska Department of Insurance on their oversight functions regarding insurance, updates on the state of the health insurance market in Nebraska, and a discussion on new regulatory changes impacting health insurance.

9:00 AM    A Dispassionate Update on The Status of Federal Affordable Care Act Litigation
William G. Schiffbauer,

This session will discuss pending litigation related to the Affordable Care Act including the individual mandate, association health plans, and short-term limited duration insurance, highlighting relevant constitutional, statutory, and administration issues.

10:00 AM   Break

10:15 AM   Understanding Financial Regulation and What Happens If It All Goes Wrong
Russ Collins, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Michelle Muirhead, Physicians Mutual; and Pamela Olsen, Cline Williams


This session will cover many questions relating to financial regulation, including: What is financial regulation, and how does it differ from other corporate entities? How is Risk Based Capital (RBC) calculated, and what does a person need to know to competently advise their client with the intersection of law and finance? What happens if an insurer becomes insolvent, and what is the role of Guaranty Association?

11:15 AM  American Law Institutes’ Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance
Professor Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska College of Law

In 2010, the American Law Institute began a project to articulate the principles of liability insurance law. This evolved in 2014 to a project to restate the law—to move from stating what the law should be to what it most likely is. In the course of eight years of discussion, several sections generated considerable controversy, including such basic doctrines as the plain meaning rule. Professor Perlman will review the ALI process, outline the scope of the Restatement, and then focus briefly on some of the high points of contention.

 

11:45 AM  Lunch (provided)

12:45 PM   How to Research an Insurance Issue
Cameron Arch, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Laura Arp, Nebraska Department of Insurance
Caitlyn Francois, Medica

This session will discuss the various resources and processes involved in researching various insurance issues for clients.

1:45 PM   What to Expect from a Health Plan Investigation
Leondra A. Dodd-Arnold, Senior Advisor – Health Investigations, United States Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration

This session will provide an overview of the Employment Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and some of the federal regulations relating to insurance, such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Addiction Equality Act, and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The session will also provide information on a Health Plan Investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration and what to expect during that process.

2:45 PM    Break

3:00 PM    Advising Your Clients on Health Insurance Benefits
Leondra A. Dodd-Arnold, Senior Advisor – Health Investigations, United States Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration
Michelle Sitorius, Cline Williams, and Michaela Valentin, Aon


This session will provide an overview of the different insurance products currently available to employers, how those products are regulated, employers’ fiduciary responsibility, and the liability associated with each product.


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