Our Seminar Series begins in March and concludes in October. Seminars are hosted in both the Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids area. All seminars are free.  In most cases attendees to our seminars earn continuing education credits toward their PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification.

The core agenda for every seminar is:
8:00am    Registration, Networking and FREE Breakfast
9:00am    Seminar Begins
Noon       Seminar Concludes

2014 Seminar Schedule

March 2014 – A Changing Landscape: Exchanges and Employer Compliance Issues
The employer-provided health care landscape has changed significantly over the past year.  This seminar will focus, in part, on the recent changes in the health care market resulting from ACA and the introduction of the Exchanges.  This session will also update employers on other key compliance issues to consider such as Department of Labor Audits, Section 125 Rollovers, and the impact of the invalidation of Section 3 DOMA.  Presenting these hot topics will be our Research Director Sue Mathiesen and Account Director Elaine Coffman.

June 2014 – Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey Results
We will share the results of our eleventh annual Mid-Market Group Benefit Survey.  We will: share health care plan benchmarks such as co-pays and deductibles; address how Michigan employers are adapting to the requirements of Health Care Reform; highlight how organizations are addressing Wellness; outline cost control concepts; and more.  Attendees will receive a Key Indicator Report comparing their plans to industry peers as well as the entire dataset.  Presenting will be Survey Leader and Account Director, Katy O’Brien, as well as Account Director Chris Bouschet.

July/August 2014 – Looking Beyond the Status Quo: Health Care Benefit Strategies Under ACA Provisions & Reforms
As organizations approach third and fourth quarter, we will identify benefits trends and concepts to consider when developing a strategic benefits plan for 2015 and beyond.  For example, how Wellness initiatives, data analytics, provider network consolidation and other factors could impact their plan.  Our speakers will also recap the most recent ACA-related elements to consider in plan design and forecasting.  This seminar will be pertinent to both Human Resources professionals as well as Finance executives.

Presenting will be Research Director Sue Mathiesen along with Account Directors Dave Hoisington and Julie Truskowski.  This seminar was pre-approved for 2.75 HRCI PHR/GPHR/SPHR recertification credits.

    September/October 2014 – Compliance Catch-Up: HIPAA, Section 125 & Other Compliance Updates
    The government is issuing new regulations – and changing existing ones – at a grueling pace.  It is important to stay up to date on the changes and what they mean to your organization.  You can count on our team to keep you abreast of the details pertaining to key areas of compliance such as HIPAA and Section 125.

    This seminar has been pre-approved by HRCI for 2.75 PHR/GPHR/SPHR recertification credits.

    If you are interested in attending a future McGraw Wentworth Seminar, please contact Linda Vance, 248-822-6273.