Workers’ Comp + the “Affordable Care Act” =?

Workers’ Comp + the “Affordable Care Act” =?

A recent article has been published about the effects employers can expect upon their workers’ compensation costs what can happen to their balance sheets and their injured employees.  This writing is authored by Mark Walls, a well-known analyst for Marsh, where he outlines the issues that he and others see coming. 

For a further discussion about this issue and an update about the implementation and compliance issues of the “Affordable Care Act,” you are invited to attend a panel discussion, sponsored by the Sacramento Employer Advisory Council, in Sacramento, CA on April 8, 2014

 Here is your official invitation….There is always lively give and take between the attendees and the panel.



You’re Invited

Please Join Us For Our April

Half Day Workshop

                                       The What and Who: 

Navigating Employee Benefits:
What Employers Need to Know

The SEAC invites you to spend the morning with our panel of experts on employee benefits from The Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Workers’ Comp and everything in between. In this informative seminar, you will learn about the final rules for the ACA, the employer shared responsibility mandate, transitional relief that you may be entitled to, waiting periods, fees that must be paid, how to count variable hour employees, exchanges, partial self-funding, skinny health plans, technology, wellness and employer reporting requirements.

We will also dive into the effects of ACA upon the workers’ comp claims process and resulting costs to employer, the big picture of workers’ comp and its interrelationship with other insurance and risk management programs, dealing with the shortage of qualified medical professionals who follow an evidenced based treatment protocol, and what employers need to know to select and maintain an effective relationship with a medical clinic.  

                      ***HRCI Credits Pending Approval *** 


Our Speakers: 

Sally Wineman is Area Vice President and Compliance Counsel with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. Throughout her 20-year tenure in the employee benefits industry, Sally has specialized in developing effective strategies for organizational compliance with rules and regulations impacting employee benefits. Prior to joining Gallagher, she worked in private legal practice.

Tom Bone, Risk Insurance Advisor and Insurance Broker with ISU Insurance Services. With over 30 years of experience as an advisor, he helps employers address the risks and threats to organizations and to the personal assets of their decision makers. he holds the professional designation of Professional WorkComp Advisor and One Responsible Source Advisor.

Laurie Rood, CEO, Broker/Consultant of Benefits Done Right Insurance Agency. From her start in 1992 to the present, she has grown her business from two employees to one of the largest woman-owned insurance agencies in Northern California. Laurie is passionate about workplace wellness, and she has proven successful at creating a culture of health and wellness for her employees and clients. Her team has embraced this passion with such enthusiasm that they have been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in both 2011 and 2013.


The When: 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Continental breakfast will be provided

The Where: 

Sacramento State Alumni Center

6000 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95819

Click here for directions 


Parking is available adjacent to the Alumni Center, parking fee is included in the registration fee. Watch your email the week of the workshop to receive an electronic parking permit. Print the permit and display on your dashboard the day of the workshop.


7:30 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks 

8:10 a.m. 
Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate – The Final Rules

9:50 a.m.  Break

10:00 a.m. 
Practical Application of the ACA

11:10 a.m.   

Effects of ACA Upon The Workers’ Comp Claims Process

12:15 p.m. 
Question and Answer Session

12:30 p.m. 
Program Concludes

The Cost: 

Members: $90  

Non-members: $125  

*No on-site registration will be accepted
*No refunds after: April 4, 2014   

*HRCI Credits Pending Approval   

The How: Register by signing up online at: or by calling SEAC’s administrator, Melissa Ford, at (916) 484-4647.


We hope to see you there!



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Pre-register both you and a friend (non-member) for the April workshop and you will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card!
*Your name must be given at the time of pre-registration as the referral.

 Offer Expires: April 8, 2014







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Tom Bone
Risk Insurance Advisor
ISU Insurance Services
2266 Lava Ridge Court
Roseville, California 95661
Phone 916.960.8758 or 800.823.4852 ext. 8758
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