The Ultimate Conference for HR Professionals,
Executives, Benefit Pros and Employers

Join us March 16, 2016, for a Special Employer Workshop

Your ACA Options Explained, Your Questions Answered

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ushering in the largest changes to benefits administration in a generation - and it's YOUR job to understand the options and make the right decisions for your organization. Stop guessing and start complying with confidence!

The ACA Town Hall 2016 is the most time-effective way to discover the best compliance strategies for this complex law and learn how to prepare your organization and its employees. The top brass will be looking for your guidance on the ACA while trying to hold the line on health-care costs.

How can you make the most of this moment? This exclusive event sponsored by The HR Specialist and Business Management Daily will be held at the legendary Bellagio in Las Vegas. In addition to the comprehensive agenda, you'll have the opportunity to learn ACA compliance strategies from your peers.

Best of all, you'll be able to ask your questions—and get specific, expert answers—on the ACA issues that keep you up at night! Plus, the ACA Town Hall will be held at the Bellagio, which boasts luxury, convenience and the most dazzling views in all of Las Vegas.

Who Should Attend...

  • Human resources VPs, directors & managers
  • Benefits professionals
  • Business owners and managers
  • CFOs and payroll professionals
  • In-house Counsel
  • Tax, Healthcare and Insurance Professionals

...And Why!

  • Be sure you're in compliance
  • Implement requirements ON DEADLINE
  • Discover opportunities, avoid penalties
  • Understand ACA's tax, benefits implications
  • Improve communication, corporate culture
  • Get a seat at the table
Register for live event! Register for webcast!


Wednesday, 3/16/16

7:30 – 8:30
Coffee and Registration
8:30 – 9:00
ACA Overview and Employer Mandate
9:00 – 9:30
Your Plan: Compliance Issues
9:30 – 10:00
Filing and Recordkeeping Requirements
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:45
Private Exchanges
10:45 – 11:15
Employee Classification Issues
11:15 – 11:45
Wellness Programs
11:45 – 12:00
Q&A and Wrap-Up

Among the topics addressed:

  • The status of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act
  • Prospects for Congress passing legislation seeking to modify the law, and whether President Obama will sign it
  • Understanding the employer mandate, and how to avoid penalties for noncompliance
  • Does your plan comply with operational aspects of the ACA? What about eligibility?
  • How to file Forms 1094 and 1095, and other ACA-related recordkeeping requirements
  • Current status – and future prospects – for private exchanges
  • Changing the status of variable employees, and moving employees from full- to part-time
  • How to handle returning employees
  • Wellness programs: how to best serve your employees while complying with ACA and EEOC requirements


What Our Past Attendees Say:

“Very good!”

“Love the openness of asking questions to speakers at any time. Great program.”

“Really helpful and terrific presentation. Thanks!”

“This was a day of great information and the interaction within the group was great!”

“Please do again next year!”


Mark Boxer

Partner, DLA Piper

Mark Boxer is a partner in DLA Piper’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, based in San Francisco. He has been a benefits attorney for more than 20 years, advising employers on all aspects of employee benefit matters. He is also a former healthcare administrator, giving him a unique perspective on this issue. Mr. Boxer speaks frequently on the Affordable Care Act, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for the past 12 years.

Scott Van Horn

VP of Client Services, Tango Health

Scott Van Horn manages the client-facing operations of Tango Health, including implementation, account management, and client service. With over 16 years of experience managing client support teams within financial institutions and technology organizations, Mr. Van Horn also holds a Six Sigma Greenbelt certification. Prior to joining Tango in 2010, Mr. Van Horn led several treasury implementation teams across the country for Bank of America and renewed their client education curriculum and methodology. Mr. Van Horn holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Karl Ahlrichs

Consultant for Gregory and Appel

Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR, , is a consultant and business developer for Gregory and Appel, a leading Indiana insurance agency. He was a founding partner of HR services firm ExactHire, and has also held senior-level positions with Marsh & McLennan, Professional Staff Management, and Right Management Consultants. Past clients include Roche Diagnostics, Boeing, Apple Computer, Wellpoint, and Frito Lay. Karl was named the SHRM HR Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He is an author and a national speaker, having been invited to speak at the national SHRM conference for 10 consecutive years.

Anne Pachciarek

Partner, DLA Piper

Anne Pachciarek is a partner in the Chicago office of DLA Piper, specializing in helping companies operate their employee benefit plans. She has over 20 years of experience working with public companies as well as closely held businesses. Anne has written articles, presented webinars, and delivered live presentations on the Affordable Care Act, with a special focus on the ACA's employer mandate … planning for ACA implementation … and how healthcare reform can impact companies' bottom lines.

Topics and presenters subject to change.

Register for live event! Register for webcast!


Bellagio, Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109


Join us at the Bellagio, right on the strip.

The ACA Town Hall takes place at the legendary Bellagio in the heart of Las Vegas. This signature location boasts luxury, convenience – and the most dazzling views in all Las Vegas! Bellagio offers not just world-class service and style, but we've negotiated super-low room rates.


“Extremely informative – learned a lot about new laws in play – how and when you must comply. Amazing.”



If you, or your company, would like information on sponsorships, please contact:

Paul Legrady
Sales Manager • 800-543-2055, extension 4550


FREE Bonus #1: 6-month subscription to HR Specialist: Employment Law

HR Specialist: Employment Law

...Our plain-English legal advice helps you keep your organization in compliance - and out of court. Get real-world solutions to all your compliance questions in this 8-page monthly print newsletter. A $149.50 value, yours free!

FREE Bonus #2: 6-month subscription to HR Specialist: Premium Plus Online service (at

HR Specialist: Premium Plus

A complete online HR solution that advises you on employee relations, compensation & benefits, hiring and firing, HR management and employment law – both federal AND state. You get our exclusive archive of thousands of articles…easy-to-use forms, checklists and advice...HR tips for your managers...sample policies…white papers...and more. A $198.50 value, yours free!

FREE Bonus #3: "Health Care Reform: Employers' Workshop"

Health Care Reform: Employers' Workshop

Presenter Matthew Schenck, a partner with the San Diego law firm Paul Plevin, provides a rundown on how to comply with the Affordable care Act, including a summary of deadlines ... benefits changes ... noncompliance penalties ... a handy Employer Mandate Flowchart ... and more. Others have paid $197.00 for this webinar and recording - but it's yours FREE for attending the Summit.

FREE Bonus #4: "The Affordable Care Act: Impact and Implementation"

The Affordable Care Act: Impact and Implementation

In this webinar recording from ACA Town Hall 2016 Presenter Karl Ahlrichs, you'll discover how the ACA impacts your employees AND the C-suite - and how to communicate effectively to both groups. Find out what motivates top performers, and use the ACA as a tool for recruiting .. retention ... and culture change. Also a $197.00 value - and also yours FREE when you attend the ACA Town Hall 2016.

And your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed.
If the ACA Town Hall 2016 fails to meet your needs - for ANY reason - let us know. We'll refund 100% of your tuition - every penny you paid. No hassles, no questions asked. And all four bonus gifts are yours to keep. It's that simple.

Register for live event! Register for webcast!