Half-Day Health and Welfare Benefits Conference - Morning

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Standard Insurance Center Basement Auditorium

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HALF-DAY HEALTH & WELFARE BENEFITS CONFERENCE

SCHEDULE:

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:10   Welcome

9:10 - 10:00

With exchanges and mandates now a standard part of the health insurance landscape, the biggest ACA-related issues now involve compliance. Hear from an expert on the most recent challenges and what is coming next for employers.

Before joining The Partners Group in 2007, Sarah Friend worked for 11 years with one of Oregon’s leading health plans in a variety of sales, operation and management positions. Sarah has a wealth of healthcare experience working with large, complex employers.

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:30 Coverage Questions Related to Domestic Partner and Transgender Benefits (Tom Kramer, Bullard Law)

How does your health plan deal with domestic partners and transgender individuals? Is it keeping pace with your employees' expectations and legal requirements?

Tom Kramer enjoys the complexity of representing employers, benefit plan consultants, and insurance and banking institutions regarding employee benefit plans. Tom works with clients to help them avoid pitfalls and arrive at what they find to be reasonable solutions. With over 30 years’ experience, Tom has a deep understanding of benefit plans and related tax rules. His practice covers both tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, including pension, profit sharing and other deferred compensation plans, as well as health and welfare benefits.  

10:30 – 11:15 Wellness Programs, Including Impact of Final Rules under ADA, GINA, and HIPAA (Benjamin Prinzing, Kadalyst)

Wellness programs have been a hot new trend in employee benefits over the past few years.  New regulations are changing how those programs integrate with a health plan.

Benjamin Prinzing is the Founder and President of Kadalyst, a workforce health consulting company in Portland, Oregon.  Started in 2008, Kadalyst helps employers embed a healthier workplace culture, improve employee health, and at times, decrease preventable healthcare costs.

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:00 Benefits Issues That Arise When an Employee Dies (Tom Kramer, Bullard Law)

Nobody likes to think about regulations and paperwork that come with the death of an employee.  Employers should be prepared for these issues before dealing with the worst.

Tom Kramer enjoys the complexity of representing employers, benefit plan consultants, and insurance and banking institutions regarding employee benefit plans. Tom works with clients to help them avoid pitfalls and arrive at what they find to be reasonable solutions. With over 30 years’ experience, Tom has a deep understanding of benefit plans and related tax rules. His practice covers both tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, including pension, profit sharing and other deferred compensation plans, as well as health and welfare benefits. 

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

Members will be charged $75.00 for attending one of the half day seminars, and $100.00 if they want to attend both half day seminars.

Please note: If you sign up for one session, please use the coupon code



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