Oct 13, 2021

Polsinelli and AssuriCare Webinar Series on the Legal Issues Impacting the Consumer Directed Independent Contractor Home Care Models

Join Polsinelli Shareholders, AssuriCare, and some of the top Consumer-Directed Care Operations for a four-part webinar series addressing the legal issues that impact the Independent Contractor Home Care models.

Part 1: Latest Legal Developments Impacting Registries, Virtual Marketplaces, and Other Consumer-Directed Independent Contracting Home Care Models
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET

The change of leadership after the 2020 election coupled with a pandemic has resulted in significant and pending legislative changes that greatly impact the consumer-directed home-based care delivery models. Join Polsinelli Shareholder Angelo Spinola for a high-level overview of the latest laws, rulings, and legal trends impacting the range of independent contractor models prevalent within the home care industry. Angelo will guide you through the maze of legislative developments and discuss critical strategies and tools all independent contractor models should leverage to improve compliance through the volatile legislative landscape.


• Overview of the different matchmaking and 1099 care delivery models from the virtual marketplace to registry model and the laws that impact the same
• Summary of the changes at the Department of Labor and enforcement activity
• Status of the Field Assistance Bulletin impacting registries

Click here to view a recording of part 1. 

Part 2: State Licensing and Regulatory Requirements That Impact the Consumer Directed Care Delivery Models
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET

A myriad of differing state-specific legal and regulatory obligations often result in unforeseen consequences to the uninformed consumer-directed care delivery models operating in these markets. Additionally, inconsistent independent contractor tests at a state and topical level require consideration and differing approaches. These laws result in some states being less favorable to independent contractor matchmakers than others. This program will provide an overview of the intricacies of different state requirements, strategies for determining the most favorable jurisdictions for each type of consumer-directed model, and common approaches and alternatives to mitigating risk within the spectrum of divergent laws and tests.


• Overview of the range of different state legal, regulatory and licensing requirements impacting consumer-directed care delivery models
• Analysis of most favorable and challenging states to operate a consumer-directed care delivery model
• Potential strategies for the consumer-directed care delivery models to operate in compliance with state legal and regulatory requirements

Click here to view a recording of part 2. 

Part 3: Tax Issues and Protections Available to the Consumer-Directed Home Care Delivery Models
Wednesday, January 12, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET

A significant issue that all consumer-directed care delivery models wrestle with is navigating the labyrinth of tax-related issues and burdens associated with referring independent in-home caregivers. Potential tax liabilities exist at a federal and state level and having an understanding of these issues and a proactive plan for addressing the same is a must. For example, Section 530 and 3506 of the IRS tax code provide certain tax liability safe harbors for those consumer-directed care delivery models that take the steps necessary to qualify for those protections. This program will provide an overview of the tax considerations, safe harbors, and available alternatives to workers' compensation insurance and other benefits generally available to employees in the third part of this series focused on compliance strategies for the consumer-directed home care delivery models.


• Overview of the tax considerations applicable to the consumer-directed care models
• Review of safe harbors available to registries, virtual marketplaces and other consumer-directed care delivery models
• Best practices related to paying contractors, issuing 1099s, and other tax-related compliance

Click here to view a recording of part 3.  

Part 4: The Provider’s Perspective on Effective Compliance Strategies for the Consumer-Directed Model
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM ET

Hear directly from a panel of operators from various Consumer-Directed Care Delivery models about the strategies and programs they have implemented across multiple jurisdictions to stay legally compliant. Keeping your head above water in an ever-changing legal and regulatory environment in the independent homecare provider segment of the homecare industry is not for the faint of heart. We will have guest stars share how their organizations stay ahead of the curve and provide best practices to ensure they remain compliant and simultaneously attract quality caregivers who deliver outstanding care to their clients in the final presentation of this series.


• What is the biggest challenge facing independent care providers today?
• What best practices do you employ to stay compliant?
• What resources are available to care providers to help them stay ahead of the regulatory curve?
• Crystal ball: where is the future heading for this segment of the industry?