** This event has been postponed **
Tuesday, August 27
TribU: The Affordable Care Act and Your Small Business
Are you worried or confused about how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will affect you as a business owner or an employee? Join Tribune heath care reporter Peter Frost as he and a panel of health care experts work through the complexities of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois and discuss the logistics and likely outcomes of the new requirements. Peter will be joined by Larry Boress, president and CEO of the Midwest Business Group on Health and Sarah Millar, vice chair of Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group.
$15, 6 p.m. Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
Click here to read Peter Frost’s Chicago Tribune story titled, “Employers' health care reprieve won't affect individual mandate.”
Peter Frost joined the Tribune in January 2012 after a four-year stint covering military shipbuilding, international trade and economics for the Daily Press of Newport News, Virginia. Before becoming a journalist, he worked for three years as an analyst in the corporate buying office of the department store chain Marshall Field’s in Minneapolis. A native of Minnesota and long-suffering Minnesota sports fan, Peter has a marketing degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a graduate degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Oak Park with his wife, Joey, and their two kids, Anna (5) and Oliver (2.)
Sarah Millar is a partner in and vice chair of Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group. Millar’s core practice centers on counseling public, private and nonprofit companies and organizations on optimal solutions in managing and administering health and welfare benefits, retirement plans, and non-qualified plans. Millar provides advice on fiduciary governance matters, including current best practices and the implications of the prohibited transaction rules. She is a leader for the practice group’s Health Care Reform Team which assists clients across industry sectors in developing strategies related to compliance with the Affordable Care Act (health care reform). Millar has been an active member of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago since 2002, has been a member of the club’s board of directors since 2004 and currently serves as immediate past president of the club. She serves as a lector at St. Getrude’s parish and is a regular volunteer at her children’s elementary school in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.
Larry Boress is president and CEO of the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH). He joined MBGH in 1991 and became its president in 2006. Mr. Boress oversees MBGH’s research, educational, networking, group purchasing and advocacy activities. He assists member companies in formulating benefit designs, measuring the performance of providers and health plans, and worksite wellness and incentive programs. He leads MBGH’s community initiatives, including the Leapfrog Group’s patient safety activities in Illinois, efforts to reduce unnecessary early deliveries, assisting employers in their smoking cessation strategies and helping patients avoid adverse events. Boress received a master’s in Public Administration from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining MBGH in 1991, he spent 17 years at the Illinois State Medical Society.
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