2018 Compliance Webinar: Medicare and the Group Health Plan

April 19th, 2018


According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, 59% more individuals aged 65 or older remain in the workforce compared to 2006. Additionally, the number of post-war baby boomers under age 65 who are actively employed has increased by more than 100% over a 30-year period (1977-2007). With these changes to the workforce demographics, employers face challenges surrounding how Medicare eligibility and entitlement affect group health plans.

Hays Companies’ Amanda Swanson, Compliance Consultant, will host a webinar on “Medicare and the Group Health Plan.”

The webinar slated for Thursday, April 26th at 1:00pm Central Time will cover:

  • What are the various components of Medicare, and what are the costs?
  • What are the Medicare eligibility, enrollment and entitlement dates for disabled individuals and individuals who are age 65 or older?
  • For active employees, does eligibility for Medicare affect the coverage we provide under our group health plan?


About the presenter:

Amanda Swanson is a licensed attorney in the state of Minnesota who specializes in the area of Employee Benefits. She joined Hays Companies in August of 2016 after completing her MN Bar Exam. Currently, she is responsible for assisting with form 5500 filings and provides in-depth employee welfare benefit laws and guidance research and analysis in support of Hays Companies Research and Compliance Team. Amanda has a particular focus in the area of Employer Wellness Programs and has developed several wellness tools for consultants to utilize while assisting clients.

Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from William Mitchell College of Law where she was a Mitchell Fellow.

To attend the webinar, register here.