Friday, October 13, 2017
8:00 - 9:30am
Security National Bank
101st and Pacific Streets
HRAM will be offering quarterly series of Strategic-Business Sessions in conjunction with Lockton Companies.
Rory Akers, ERISA Compliance Attorney, Lockton Companies
"Strategies to Combat the Fear of Department of Labor Audits"
TOPIC: What to expect and how to prepare when the Department of Labor comes knocking. Practical tips, helpful hints and insider insight to help navigate the audit process and reduce the amount of time and stress that goes into it.
2017 Series Remaining Dates:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Title: "2018 Hot Topics for the HR Professional"
HRAM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
This Program has been submitted for 1.5 hours of Business CREDIT from the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
Registration cancellation and deadline is October 8, 2017 to receive a full refund.
RORY KANE AKERS, JD
ERISA Compliance Attorney
Rory brings nearly nine years of legal experience to her current position as a compliance attorney. At Lockton, Rory works with team members and Lockton clients to better understand ERISA-related compliance through publications, presentations, and day-to-day support. She answers questions and collaborates with the Compliance Services team to determine the best approach for clients with ERISA-related questions and issues.
Before joining Lockton in June 2016, Rory worked as a Senior Investigator for the US Department of Labor – Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). During her time with EBSA, Rory conducted complex investigations involving employee benefit plans, service providers, third-party administrators, and other financial institutions to determine compliance with civil and criminal statutes. Rory’s previous work has given her extensive experience in the application and interpretation of applicable provisions of ERISA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws related to employee benefit plans, plan investments, and financial transactions.
In her role as Senior Investigator, Rory served as the Kansas City Regional Coordinator for the Health Benefits Security Project, as the Kansas City Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement Regional Coordinator, and as a member of the EBSA National Health Development Team.