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Title of Session: Health Care Reform: A Strategic Perspective

Date: Wednesday September 10th 2014

Time: 730am-930am

 As we approach 2015, new guidance and clarifications are being issued by the government in furious fashion.  The delay in application of the employer shared responsibility provision (the “Play or Pay Mandate”) has provided employers the time to develop a benefits and staffing strategy to balance the compliance obligations of the ACA along with operational needs.  This presentation will focus on the practical aspects of planning for healthcare reform: recognizing significant compliance obligations, identifying cost implications and understanding how offering benefits in the future will impact staffing and other key HR decisions.

About the Presenter: Bret McKitrick 

Bret McKitrick has practiced law exclusively in employee benefits and human resources, representing both private and public sector employers of all sizes. Through training and one-on-one counseling, Bret works with HR professionals to ensure they have a clear understanding of the rules governing all aspects of human resources. He helps management teams develop strategies to streamline HR functions and provide employee benefits that are both attractive and cost-effective.

Bret works with employers to maintain compliance of health and wellness benefit packages under state and federal guidelines, including rules of taxation and healthcare reform. Bret holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Kentucky and a Juris Doctor from the University of  Pittsburgh School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and West Virginia. Bret is a frequent speaker in areas of: PPACA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, 401(k)/403(b) compliance, payroll and federal taxation.

Professional accomplishments

• B.S., Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

• J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

Cost: $20.00 Members / $30.00 Non Members / Free to Student Members / $5 Student Non Members

Approval for 1.5 general credits toward PHR/SPHR

Recertification from the Human Resource Certification Institute



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