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    Play or Pay IS Your Business – PPACA Overview

    Date: August 14, 2013, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has vast implications for US organizations in attracting, retaining and rewarding their employees.  This session reviews the key provisions of the ACA, and how it impacts small and large employers differently. We will discuss how HR professionals can and should lead the strategic planning process with the C-suite to assess your total rewards philosophy, and how legal compliance with the ACA impacts your compensation and benefits strategies. We will also provide a starting point for you to guide your organization through the process of planning, communicating, and implementing the changes required by the ACA for 2014 and beyond.

    Key Topics:

    • Key provisions of the ACA
    • Explanation of what "Play or Pay" means for small and large employers
    • Foundational concepts in leading the strategic planning discussion with the C-suite to comply with the ACA
    • Key considerations in how the ACA impacts your organization’s ability to attract, retain and reward your employees
    • Next steps in complying with the ACA for 2014 and beyond

    Presented by:  Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, CCP

    Nancy Kasmar is the Manager of HR, Compensation, and Benefits Consulting for Washington Employers, where she oversees a team of Human Resource professionals who provide guidance for members in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including legal compliance, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, and benefits administration. Nancy also oversees all compensation and benefits consulting services, including external market analysis, internal equity review, job analysis, job evaluation, salary structure formulation, variable and incentive program review and development, executive compensation development, and strategic benefits analysis. In addition, she serves as a subject matter expert for members on compensation, and administers all salary and benefit surveys, including custom surveys. Nancy joined Washington Employers in 2011. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of California, Hayward, and a M.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Nancy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has earned the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation.

    This meeting is generously sponsored by Radar FarmsClick here to view the full sponsor bio.

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    Help Kids Succeed - Fall 2013 School Supply Drive. Team up with the Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM to help us donate much needed school supplies to local students. If you can kindly bring your donation to our upcoming luncheon/program on August 14th, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We are now offering the option of pre-payment for events, using Eventbrite. Once you register, you will be given the option to click on a link to pay immediately. Eventbrite charges a  small "convenience fee" for this service.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

    This program is pre-approved for 1 Strategic HRCI recertification credit.

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.