Current Meeting Update
April 29 & 30
505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
PH: (312) 755-9703
NEW MEETING FORMAT : The program portion of our meeting has been moved to MONDAY. The TUESDAY schedule will include Breakfast Breakouts, and an Introduction to Peer Groups
Join us in April as CFA rolls out an updated and innovative new schedule of meetings and events. Here is the breakdown of what we have done:
- Moved the general session programming to Monday from 4-6 to better work with your travel schedule and to make best use of your time
- Changed up the Mill Dinner to a buffet dinner to allow more time for networking and one-to-one discussions
- Expanded the breakfast breakouts to include more structured discussions
- Added a group debrief to immediately follow the breakfast breakouts so you get the benefit of all the breakout discussion
- Added a special Peer Group option for those wanting an even deeper sharing experience.
Monday, April 29th
4:00 pm CFA Annual Meeting & 2012 Safety Awards Presentation
4:15 pm General Session: Health Care Reform Updates - Guidance for Compliance
to Recent Affordable Care Act Regulations
The Healthcare Reform regulations - the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - has many complex requirements for employers and health plans. With the law now moving toward full implementation, many employers are focusing more attention on the ACA's rules and, as a result, have more questions than ever. The presentation will focus on an in-depth review of an employer's considerations on compliance with the law, with emphasis on the employer shared responsibility or "Play-or-Pay" provisions. We will review the results of a real life case study that details the financial implications of maintaining an employer-sponsored health plan versus dropping coverage in favor of paying the government penalty.
We are pleased to welcome back Jeff Jorth, Principal, Group Benefits; Bill Fox, Vice President and Senior Consultant, Group Benefits, from the Silverstone Group.
6:30 pm Cocktails and Networking
7:30 pm Mill Dinner
Tuesday, April 30th
7:30 am Breakfast Breakout Session
Build on the discussions from Monday, discuss how your peers are dealing with the Affordable Care Act, and share ideas and experiences. Monday's speakers will join us to help with questions. Breakouts will also discuss the current business climate and what keeps you up at night. If you have a topic you would like to have included in the breakout discussions, please email Julie Metsker at firstname.lastname@example.org
9:15 am Breakout Debrief (with entire group)
Share with the entire group the discussions from small group breakouts. Our speakers will join us to enhance the discussion and answer questions.
10:30 am Introductory Session on Peer Groups and Registration
This session will explain CFA's new initiative to offer a pilot Peer Group to those who are interested. A Peer Group will offer you the opportunity to be part of an ongoing group that meets and looks at issues important to your business. Our intention is to consider forming groups approved by all members of the group. The Peer Group will develop a charter and agenda of topics important to the group. High level information learned and approved by the group will be shared with other members.
This session will allow for questions, an opportunity to meet the facilitators and hear more about how this initiative will work. Members will be asked to sign up to participate in the Pilot Peer Group at the end of the session.