EmSpring Partners with Financial and Legal Experts on Health Care Reform Educational Events for Agricultural Industry, HR Professionals

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EmSpring has joined with leading Washington State financial, legal and health plan experts who specialize in insurance, employment law and health care to give employers and Human Resource professionals a complete picture on best ACA benefits strategies.

EmSpring Corporation, an independent benefits advisory firm, recently announced upcoming educational events that focus on the Affordable Care Act (aka Health Care Reform) and how employers can meet the law’s diverse requirements yet still retain and attract employees. EmSpring has joined with leading Washington State financial, legal and health plan experts who specialize in insurance, employment law and health care to give employers and Human Resource professionals a complete picture on best ACA benefits strategies. Upcoming educational events include a Yakima Valley Human Resource Association meeting on September 24th and the second annual ACA Agricultural Forum on October 1st, both in Yakima.

These educational sessions follow a recent chapter event of the Washington Society of CPAs, where Fisher’s presentation “Benefit Outlooks & Strategies Under the ACA” drew one of the largest chapter meeting crowds to-date.

“The big benefits picture continues to change,” says Dan Fisher, EmSpring CEO and educational presenter. “Now is the ideal time for employers to move beyond tactical ACA compliance and into post-ACA benefits strategy. It’s tough, particularly when looking at cost vs value, and the last thing employers want to do is leave money on the table. Our goal for these sessions is to clarify the complex, provide real-world insight, answer critical questions, and ultimately, to help them with new, creative ideas about benefits strategies that support their business and their employees.”

Joining Fisher at the September 24th YVHRA event “Health Care Reform: What’s Next for 2015” will be Chris Rivard, Moss Adams Partner and National Health Care Leader, and Brady Cass, president of Asuris Northwest Health. HRCI credits may apply. Interested parties can register at the YVHRA website, and any questions about the event may be directed to Chelsea Kennedy, programs(at)yvhra.org.

At the October 1st ACA Ag Forum “Strategies for Success under Health Care Reform”, Fisher and Rivard will be joined by Brendan Monahan, Attorney, Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore, whose practice focus includes agriculture and employment law. Brendan represents some of the largest agricultural employers in Washington, as well as a wide range of health care providers. He frequently speaks on the pressing employment law issues many businesses face today, including wage-and-hour concerns, contractor law and EEOC investigations.

The team will discuss properly classifying employees, health plan strategies for 2015, agricultural industry legal updates and compliance vs penalty payments, among other topics of interest specific to agricultural employers. Registration for the limited seating ACA Ag Forum is now open by phone at 877-550-0088, Pat Leahy, extension 107.

About EmSpring

EmSpring Corporation is an employee benefits and consulting firm that specializes in creative, compliant employee benefit plans, particularly self-funded medical plans. The firm goes beyond employee benefits, providing an HR Help Desk, HRIS & Payroll Technology, HR Consulting and online Compliance tools that support employers and HR professionals.

EmSpring is led by Dan Fisher, CGMA, a popular presenter on health care reform to CPAs, professional HR groups and attorneys due to his straightforward explanations and real-world insight into how the complex law affects employers and consumers. EmSpring works with clients in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, with offices in Bellevue, Yakima and Spokane, Washington. Visit emspring.com or call 877-550-0088.

About Moss Adams

Moss Adams LLP provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to public and private middle-market enterprises in many different industries. The Firm’s assurance services include audits, accounting, internal controls, business risk management, royalty compliance, and employee benefit plans. The Firm’s tax services include federal, state, and local tax planning and compliance; international tax planning and compliance; cost segregation; and research and development tax credits. We also provide consulting and advisory services for mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, valuations, business owner succession, business planning, litigation and forensic accounting, information technology integration and reviews, and compensation.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has 22 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Kansas. Moss Adams is one of the 15 largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Our staff of more than 2,000 includes approximately 260 partners.

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