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CUNAs BSA eSchool begins June 1

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MADISON, Wis. (5/27/10)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will offer a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) eSchool in seven classroom sessions starting June 1. The sessions will run through July 27 and are from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT. Credit unions attending the school will learn how to complete a suspicious activity report (SAR) and understand current issues in BSA compliance. Attendees can take an exam and earn the BSA Compliance Specialist certification. The school is designed for BSA compliance officers, examiners, regulators or any other credit union staff. The seven sessions are:
* BSA Update from the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, June 1; * Money Laundering in the Virtual World, June 15; * BSA Risk Assessment, June 22; * Know What’s New in BSA Guidance and Changes to the Regulations, June 29; * BSA 101, Part 1, July 13; * BSA 101, Part 2, July 20; and * Identifying BSA Red Flags and Completing SARs, July 27.
For more information, use the links.

Healthcare reform law topic of Discovery webinar

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MADISON, Wis. (5/27/10)--CUNA Mutual Group’s next Discovery Webinar will delve into the new health care reform law and the significant changes it will create on the benefits landscape and compliance requirements for credit unions. The free session, “Health Care Reform: Maneuvering the Compliance Maze,” will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT June 29. Presenters will be CUNA Mutual’s Brad Pricer, employee benefits product leader, and Dale Keener, employee benefits specialist. The complex rules and expectations of the new health care law for employers can be challenging and risky to navigate, said CUNA Mutual. The webinar will provide an overview of the expectations the law places on employers, the risks of being out of compliance and practical steps to meet the new requirements. Pricer and Keener will cover:
* An overview of the new law and its impact on credit unions; * Grandfathered plans--Which rules apply? * What changes will credit unions need to make now? What can wait? and * Practical tips to help meet new obligations.
To register, use the link. Registration ends at 11 a.m. EDT, June 29.