Best Practices Series

Wage Parity & Provider Compliance for Downstate Fiscal Intermediaries

January 30: New York City – REGISTER TODAY!

January 31: Long Island – REGISTER TODAY!

CDPAANYS is excited to announce the first two installments of our 2019 intensive series.

TSG Financial and Bond, Schoeneck and King Attorneys are leading an intensive seminar on how fiscal intermediaries can ensure compliance with New York’s wage parity laws and stay current with recent changes in federal tax law. As you know, home care worker wage parity went into effect in October 2017, and applies to all fiscal intermediaries in Westchester, New York City, and Long Island without exception.

This session will answer your toughest questions, and will help Fiscal Intermediaries understand:

  • How to structure benefits programs for personal assistants;
  • New ways to effectively implement policies and procedures that comply with the law;
  • Ways to discern quality wage parity benefits from non-compliant;
  • New changes to IRS tax law in 2018;
  • How to efficiently run your business to maximize return in difficult financial times;
  • And much more!

Paul Essner, Principal at TSG Financial, and Hermes Fernandez, Co-Chair of Bond, Schoeneck & King Health Law Practice, will lead this morning seminar designed for fiscal intermediaries who are affected by home care worker wage parity.

Capacity is limited and registration will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event will take place in New York City at the UJA-Federation of New York in midtown Manhattan on January 30, and in Long Island at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington on January 31.

CDPAANYS has been the sole organization in New York State to exclusively represent fiscal intermediaries in CDPA since the program’s very beginning, playing a role in the law’s passage, the development and implementation of the regulations governing the program, and all advisory documents related to CDPA. CDPAANYS has also played a critical role in the transition of CDPA to managed care, serving on the Department of Health’s Transition Committee, negotiating the standard Administrative Agreement between plans and fiscal intermediaries, and conducting training sessions with managed long term care plans on how they could successfully utilize CDPA for their members.

Paul Essner brings 24 years of experience to his position as partner at TSG Financial. In addition to his career-long involvement in Employee Benefits, Corporate and Personal Financial Planning and individual insurance, he coordinates the TSG Financial Group Benefits practice, our employee benefit specialty practice group. The TSG Financial Group Benefits practice specializes in employee benefit program design, consult and implementation. Paul also holds the prestigious Certified Financial Planner, designation from the CFP board in Washington, DC as well as Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Paul, along with Bryan Pendrick, also chair TSG Financial’s Homecare Specialty Group, providing employee benefit design and consulting services to home care agencies and fiscal intermediaries.

Hermes Fernandez has served as counsel to CDPAANYS since 2002 as well as providing technical assistance to numerous fiscal intermediaries regarding regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, consumer agreement development, and more. Mr. Fernandez has also represented fiscal intermediaries on labor issues and advised both new and seasoned fiscal intermediaries on implementation of both the Affordable Care Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Most recently, he represented CDPAANYS and several other fiscal intermediaries in litigation against advertising restrictions by the Department of Health, and filed an Amicus brief in response to 24 hour live-in litigation in Andryeyeva vs. New York Health Care.