HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Next Free Power Lunch Webinar will be held on:

February Power lunch:    February 7, 2019 @ 12:00 Noon EST

Managing Your Largest Claims: If Your Medical Carrier is not engaging your sickest, most expensive members… what are the marketplace solutions?

Registration Is Open:

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March 6, 2019    Power Lunch    

Era of Million Dollar Drugs: Should You Carve Out?….or Not?

On Wednesday, March 6th at 12pm ET, Marybeth Gray of Trion discusses rising pharmacy costs and what you can do about it.  For many employers, the largest contributor to rising benefit costs in 2019 are ever-rising pharmacy costs.  Should you carve this benefit out directly to a PBM?  Hear a frank discussion of the pros and cons of carving out in this free webinar.

Event Landing Page-   Click Here to Learn About the Webinar

Event Registration Page-  To Register – Click Here

To Hear a recording of the Wednesday,  January 9, 2019  Power Lunch:         New Year, New Benefits Philosophy:  What Employers are Looking for in 2019 & Beyond

Contact me at MBGray@Trion.com


Marybeth will be the Opening Keynote Speaker!  San Diego CA

March 24 – 26  @  The Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego

Join Marybeth Gray:  Name EBN’s 2017 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising:

Opening Keynote Address 

Gearing Up for 2019 & 2020: How Benefits Strategies Affect Recruiting in an Almost Zero Unemployment World

Receive insight on plan design changes that employers are implementing and their views on the rapidly changing healthcare environment in the current climate of almost zero unemployment. Value based plan designs are driving the future of healthcare strategy—replacing the Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) strategy of 2016-2018! The landscape is changing—stay on top of industry trends in this keynote session.

Closing  Keynote  Address:  Marybeth will be Presenting 

Successful Businesses Embrace and Support Strong, Smart Women—Let’s Do This Together!

This “power-briefing” session reviews the challenges women face in the workplace and how we can help each other and build our network of women executives.  Learn how to utilize relationships for mentorship and networking and hear about an effective mentorship program and how to develop one at your workplace.

Marybeth Gray is continually rated one of the “Top Best Sessions” by conference attendees!

  • Recognized leader in the design of health care cost control and quality improvement programs.
  • Presentations have been ranked by attendees as “Conference Best in Class” educationally and strategically year over year.

mbgray@trion.com      (484) 755-9444       www.mbgrayhealthcare.com

Sponsored by:  


Marybeth will be speaking at the North American HR Executive Summit

February 9-13, 2019

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     2019   Conferences

University Conference Services, & Academic Sponsor; University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School present:


Trion a Marsh & McLennan Agency offers free educational webinar:   Our 2018 Employee Benefits Compliance Webinar Series held:        Third Thursday of Each Month | 2 p.m – 3 p.m. EST

The Trion / MMA monthly webinar series is designed to educate, inform, and provide guidance on the topics that matter to you. All sessions have been approved for 1 general re-certification credit hour through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and 1 Professional Development Credit hour through SHRM.

To register, contact Marybeth Gray :     MBGray@Trion.com

Announcing:  2019 EMPLOYEE HEALTH & BENEFITS WEBINAR SERIES

JANUARY 17

ACA Reporting Requirements

A review of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate reporting requirements including Forms 1094/1095 (B and C).

FEBRUARY 21

FMLA and Employee Benefits

An overview of the FMLA’s interaction with employee benefit programs, including how to administer benefits while employees are on leav

MARCH 21

Federal Continuation Coverage

An overview of continuation coverage rights applicable to certain employee benefit programs under federal law.

APRIL 18

HIPAA Privacy and Security Training

HIPAA refresher training for employees who use protected health information as part of their job duties.

MAY 16

Wellness Programs

A review of the rules affecting wellness programs, their design, and the use of incentives.

JUNE 20

Mid-Year Compliance Review

A mid-year update on new rules and regulations affecting employee health and welfare benefit plans and court cases of interest.

JULY 18

Annual Required Notices

A discussion of federal health and welfare plan notice and disclosure requirements, timing, and delivery.

AUGUST 15

Association Health Plans

An overview of association health plans including their purpose, requirements, and obstacles.

SEPTEMBER 19

New HRA Options

An overview of the individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement and excepted benefit health reimbursement arrangement.

OCTOBER 17

Health Savings Accounts

A review of the rules governing health savings accounts and other permissible/impermissible forms of coverage.

NOVEMBER 21

ACA Reporting Requirements

An overview of the ACA’s Applicable Large Employer and provider reporting requirements.  We’ll review Forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C.

DECEMBER 19

Year End Checklist and Future Forecast

A review of benefits-related tasks to accomplish at the end of 2019 and early 2020 as well as a forecast of changes expected for 2020 and 2021.

To register for any of these free webinars – contact Marybeth @

MBGray@Trion.com