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Tuesday April 7, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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Coca-Cola Park - Home of the LV IronPigs 
1050 IronPigs Way
BSI Dugout Suites
Allentown, PA 18109

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LVBCH Employer Seminar - April 7, 2015

"ACA Reporting . . . SOLVED"

Are you concerned about the new recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?  If so, you are not alone!  The ACA has imposed significant information reporting responsibilities on employers starting with the 2015 calendar year.

To help you get a better understanding of not only what you need to do to be ACA compliant but how to do it, you are invited to attend an educational event provided by the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) and sponsored by BSI Corporate Benefits. This session is designed to help LVBCH employer members understand the new reporting requirements of the ACA. 

As an added bonus, our event sponsor - BSI Corporate Benefits - will give the first 50 LVBCH registered attendees at  the ACA Reporting Seminar four (4) FREE BSI Dugout suite tickets to see the IronPigs vs. Reading Phillies at this year's first preseason baseball game at Coca-Cola Park.

Additional information about the Seminar as well as the attendee bonus is provided below.

Registration Deadline: Wed, April 1, 2015.

Who Should Attend 

This program is designed to help Human Resource (HR) and Benefits professionals understand the new reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The target audience includes:

  • HR and/or Benefits Analysts & Specialists
  • HR and/or Benefits Directors
  • HR and/or Benefits Managers
  • HR and/or Benefits Vice Presidents

What You Will Learn 

Every employer is getting bombarded with invitations to webinars and seminars to discuss “WHAT” IRS ACA Reporting is. At this seminar, we will discuss not just the “WHAT” when it comes to IRS ACA reporting but more importantly the “HOW”.

  • We will review WHAT is required, but will focus onHOW human resource professionals should be planning now for IRS reporting due in 2016.
  • You will get a road map strategy with best practices for HR professionals to pull all available resources together to make sure these vendors are all talking and working FOR YOU to ensure your company is properly set up and tracking in order to comply with the reporting components mandated for 2016.  (These resources include Payroll, HRIS systems, Insurance carriers and consultants.)
  • Attendees will leave with a step-by-step checklist to ensure all practice areas are being managed to keep companies in good standing with the IRS and in compliance with ACA.

Program Schedule

  8:00 am   Registration, Breakfast & Networking
  8:30 am   Presentation followed by Q&A Session
10:00 am   Adjournment

Featured Speakers

Anthony J. DaRe 

Agency Principal, BSI Corporate Benefits

Anthony (Tony) DaRe is the agency principal at BSI Corporate Benefits.  Tony acts as the chief negotiator and is tasked with leading the BSI Team through current client renewals as well as new client implementation.  Tony has worked in the Insurance Industry since 1995 and has been an actively contributing member on  the LVBCH Government Committee since 2013.

Prior to founding BSI in 2003 he spent 8 years working on the carrier side which provides a distinct advantage in dealing with Insurance company representatives including underwriters, sales reps, executives, enrollment and claims management, and customer service.

Tony has utilized his expertise in Group Health Insurance to successfully nurture BSI into one of the premiere Employee Benefit Specialist firms.  He has positioned BSI to lead the explosion of “Consumer Driven Health Care” across the country.  Conducting seminars and educational conferences, Tony works with industry professionals to better educate them on the ever changing Health Insurance market.

A graduate of Wilkes University’s prestigious Jay Sidhu School of Business, Tony has held his Life, Accident, and Health Licenses since 1996.

William Lowe 

HR Consulting Attorney, HB Solution LLC

William Lowe provides clients with consulting services related to human resource issues as part of HB Solutions LLC, a non-legal consulting subsidiary of the law firm of Harris Beach PLLC. He advises public and private employers on such issues as health care reform, labor and employee relations, workplace policy, employee handbooks and manuals, organizational development, risk management, strategic management and training programs.

With respect to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Mr. Lowe reviews current employee benefits systems and policies in light of the ACA, including those set by Collective Bargaining Agreements, reviews and analyzes current workforce populations and the manner in which they are utilized by the employer, and reviews current timekeeping and recordkeeping practices and makes recommendations to ensure appropriate tracking abilities. 

Mr. Lowe additionally analyzes employee data and information in order to identify existing compliance issues or areas of concern, provides guidance on the financial impacts of the “play or pay” decision, and makes recommendations regarding the most beneficial measurement periods, administrative periods, and stability periods to ensure employers are implementing the effective ACA strategy for their organization.  Mr. Lowe also provides training on ACA compliance to human resources personnel and managers, and educates union leadership with respect to the ACA’s impact on current benefit arrangements. 

In addition, Mr. Lowe assists employers with, tracking employee hours during measurement periods, the preparation of necessary reports and disclosures, updates on regulatory and legislative changes, the development of employee communication plans to address pending/future ACA related issues, and performing annual reassessments to determine whether new factors warrant a change in implementation strategy.   

Mr. Lowe holds a JD from Albany Law School and a BA from State University of New York at Stony Brook.  

Obe Roundtree

Owner, Full Circle Training

Obe Roundtree, Owner of Full Circle Training, is a personal trainer, motivational speaker and an expert when it comes to the health of your body and your mind. Obe will take a few minutes to talk about stress, the negative effects it has on your body and how you can prevent stress and better cope in the future. 

Obe believes “Each person is an individual with individual struggles, beliefs and backgrounds, strengthen your mind and your body will follow.” This is a concept he uses both in and outside the gym.  

Attendee Bonus!  

BSI Corporate Benefits will give the first 50 LVBCH registered attendees at  the ACA Reporting Seminar four (4) FREE BSI Dugout suite tickets to see the first preseason baseball game at Coca-Cola Park.  The game between the IronPigs and the Reading Phillies will take place the evening of 4/7/15 (the same day as the ACA Reporting seminar), so plan to return to the ball park at the end of the day with your family (or friends) and enjoy the game compliments of BSI! 


  • Enjoy a preseason Baseball Game on 4/7/15 at 6:30 pm
  • 4 FREE tickets to the newly renovated BSI Dugout suites
  • IronPigs vs. Reading Phillies
  • Full Buffet
  • Open Bar 
  • VIP early access to Coca-Cola Park (at 5:00 pm before gates open)
    to catch batting practice, etc.
Suite tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to registered seminar attendees the morning of the ACA Seminar during the registration process.  After the first 50 attendee suite tickets are distributed, BSI will provide other registered attendees general admission tickets to the April 7th game.  Only LVBCH members who REGISTER and ATTEND the ACA Seminar will be eligible for the FREE baseball tickets.

Registration Information

  • Cost to attend the seminar is FREE.
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
  • Space is limited, you must register to attend this event. 
  • Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.

Event Sponsor

This event is sponsored by BSI Corporate Benefits

BSI Corporate Benefits is an independent employee benefits consulting firm representing over 100 corporate clients across the US and Canada.  BSI is licensed with over 50 insurance carriers nationwide.  BSI’s current service team consists of health care professionals with nationwide and international experience in the Health Care Industry.  They represent over 200 years of combined expertise. BSI provides additional support by giving access to six Actuaries, two Labor Attorneys (HIPAA, ERISA, etc.) and a Health Care Reform Attorney.

BSI Corporate Benefits is committed to proactively supporting their clients with Health Care Reform (HCR) Compliance.  BSI develops specific action plans for each client based on their current benefits program.  As an employer’s benefits consultant, BSI takes responsibility to ensure they understand the laws to confirm their clients’ companies are compliant.

BSI has offices in two locations in the United States: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Southfield, Michigan.  BSI specializing in all aspects of employee benefits including: health insurance, dental Insurance, vision insurance, prescription coverage, life insurance, short and long term disability, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance, wellness and health care reform compliance.

To get more information about BSI, visit their website: