Benefits & Retirement Plan Hot Buttons: What Employers Need to Know
August 23, 2012 | Cobb Galleria, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339 | 7:00 am to 3:15 pm
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Join us for an information filled 1-day conference presented in partnership by SHRM-Atlanta and the Southern Employee Benefits Conference (SEBC). We will feature 2 concurrent tracks of learning; one focused on healthcare related topics and the second focusing on retirement plans (401(k), 403(b)). Attendees are welcome and encouraged to move between learning tracks to gain important insights into both topics.
*HRCI has approved this conference for 6 General Credit Hours*
Keynote Presentation: HR Public Policy Outlook in the 112th Congress and Obama Administration
With Republicans in control of the House of Representatives and Democrats holding a slim majority in the Senate, the 112th Congress has been mired in steep partisanship. However, the Obama Administration has been busy announcing a series of regulatory rulemaking activities to advance its HR agenda, which some claim is an effort to short-circuit the Congress. Learn about these and other public policy initiatives that have important consequences for HR professionals, as well as how you can influence the debate in Washington over these issues.
Speaker: Michael Layman, Manager, Employment and Labor Policy, Society for Human Resource Management
Michael Layman is Manager of Employment and Labor Policy at SHRM. Michael promotes SHRM’s views on employment, labor relations, and civil rights legislation with House and Senate offices and the Administration. He also serves as Chair of the National Coalition to Protect Family Leave, a broad-based group of organizations, companies and associations dedicated to protecting the integrity of the Family and Medical Leave Act and supporting public policy that promotes voluntary, employer-provided leave benefits to maximize flexibility for both employers and employees.
For those interested in learning about health plan design and related legislation, the healthcare track will cover:
- An update on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of PPACA in June 2012. If it stands, what steps do you need to take to prepare for 2013? If it is overturned, how does that impact your benefits planning?
- Self-Insured versus Fully Insured Health Plans: Which way should your company go? This informative session will help you understand the foundations and implications of each funding methodology
- Fiduciary Responsibility in Healthcare Plans: What are your responsibilities as an employer and how do your plan design and funding methodology affect these responsibilities?
- Health Plan Design Options: How do you determine which is best for your company and your employees from both a coverage and cost perspective? Is consumer driven healthcare, ACOs or other structures viable options for you?
See a complete listing of our healthcare track sessions
For those interested in learning more about retirement planning, this track will dive into the topics of:
- Retirement plan fiduciary concerns which is a key topic with new rules effective in 2012
- Retirement Plan Audit Best Practices: Improving accuracy while reducing audit costs
- Retirement Plan Investment Options. How can employers determine which investment options are right for their plan?
- Especially during challenging economic times, why don’t employees participate in 401(k) plans? What can employers do to encourage employee participation?
See a complete listing our retirement planning track sessions
All of these topics relate to the retirement health .. and ability … of our employees.
You do not need to select your sessions of interest in advance. Come and enjoy the day moving between the healthcare and retirement tracks as topics spark your interest. This will be a content filled day with takeaways you can immediately take back and apply in your workplace.
Agenda & Registration Information
7:00am - 7:30am: Registration
7:30am - 12:15pm: Morning Sessions (with breaks)
12:15pm - 1:45pm: Lunch with speaker Michael Layman, SHRM
1:45pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon Sessions
Lunch will be provided. Times are subject to change.
Advance Registration Deadline: August 20, 2012
Cancellation Deadline: August 16, 2012
Member + Chapter Meeting $200
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