Empowering our clients and their businesses

Moody Insurance Academy is an ongoing, one-of-a-kind professional development service that is offered at no charge to all Moody Insurance clients.

At Moody Insurance Agency, we believe that knowledge is power. The more educated you are about your risk and your insurance options, the better equipped you will be to protect yourself, your business and your assets. To that end, we offer exclusive educational opportunities and extensive training services for our clients and their employees through the Moody Insurance Academy. Get useful, easy-to-understand insurance and risk management education, tools and support so you can make informed decisions for your business.

Upcoming Seminars

COBRA Update

When: January 26th, 2017 from 10 AM – 12 PM

If your company offers or is considering a carryover benefit under a healthcare flexible spending account, you will want to understand how a terminated employee might qualify for a mandatory $500 health FSA for up to 18 months without any obligation to pay a COBRA premium. That is just one of the key developments under COBRA’s health coverage continuation requirements over the past year that our COBRA Update Program will explore.

The main topics of the Program will be:
How IRS Notice 2015-87 affects COBRA’s application to
Unused amounts in healthcare flexible spending accounts
Health FSA carryovers
How to properly reflect COBRA coverage and offers in Affordable Care Act reporting.

Our speaker for the COBRA Update will be Mark W. Major, an attorney well known in the Denver area and along the front range who specializes in ERISA and employee benefits. Mark has over 30 years’ experience handling employee benefit plan legal compliance as a private attorney, in-house corporate benefits lawyer and as a consultant. His experience spans a wide range of issues in addition to COBRA such as HIPAA privacy, wellness programs, eligibility audits, nondiscrimination testing, plan documents, and vendor contracts, as well as health care reform. Mark has been a frequent speaker on these topics both locally and nationally, including previous Moody Benefit Academy programs.

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Past Seminars

Unscrambling the Claims Puzzle

When: November 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Understanding your rights and responsibilities after an employee is injured is a key component in managing claim costs. This class connects the pieces involved in workers’ compensation claims. It provides information about the benefits and rules and equips you with ways to play an active role in the claims management process. You will learn how your actions can have a major impact on how quickly, successfully and cost effectively your claims are resolved.

Topics include:
• Workers’ compensation benefits provided to injured workers
• Workers’ compensation rules and processes
• Designated medical providers
• Techniques and tools for managing claims
Kay Carnahan, CPCU, ARM, AIC-M
Agent Claims Management Consultant with Pinnacol Assurance

Kay Carnahan joined Pinnacol Assurance in 2004 to develop creative, proactive and innovative claim management strategies for agents and their policyholders. She mentors agents and policyholders to manage and resolve claims. Through Carnahan’s collaborative work, policyholder loss ratios are improved. Prior to joining Pinnacol, Carnahan was Claims Manager for Sierra Insurance Group’s Denver office. She also worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in various positions, including multi-line supervisor and claims service coordinator responsible for national accounts and large local accounts. Carnahan holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in guidance education from Texas Christian University. She is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Claims – Management (AIC-M).

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Current Construction Defect Issues – Contracting & Insurance Concerns

When: September 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The seminar will focus on recent issues and trends in construction defect claims and insurance coverage issues in Colorado, recent and anticipated legislative efforts to address construction defect action reform and contractual strategies for developers, contractors, design professionals and others in the construction industry to address construction defects before projects start.

Presented by Spencer Sears, with Fox Rothschild LLP.

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On To The Election: For November & Beyond

With the Presidential Election heating up, James Slotnick with Sun Life Financial came to our office and discussed how each side will position the successes and failures of the Affordable Care Act, where the candidates will focus their efforts in the general election, why other states are watching the Amendment 69 vote, and how a Democratic or Republican administration could impact the future of the Affordable Care Act.