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    Alaska Employer's Survival Guide for Health Care Reform Webinar

    Date: November 2, 2012, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
    Complimentary Webinar
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    Program Description

    This webinar will specifically target the issues that Alaska employers of all sizes are dealing with in regards to employee benefits, specifically medical. We will talk about the current state of medical costs in Alaska and look at some of the causes. There will a discussion on what an employer needs to know about PPACA and some of the repercussions. The primary emphasis of this webinar will be on how an employer can minimize costs and navigate the stormy waters of health care benefits while still being able to offer the services to their employees. Surprising enough, many ways to assist in this is already available in HRs bag of tricks!


    K. Michael Ward, SPHR, GPHR, Employee Benefits Advisor

    Michael was born and raised in Hawaii but calls Alaska her home after 17 years. She brings more than 14 years of human resources management experience to The Wilson Agency. Throughout her career, Michael has gained experience in all aspects of Human Resources, including benefits. Recently she was the Human Resources Manager for an Alaskan Native Corporation's 8 subsidiaries. Past experience also includes work in the construction, oil & gas support, government contract, health, retail, non-profit and manufacturing industries. Her tenure in the human resources field has allowed her to gain valuable knowledge and experience on the needs of our customers, taking a proactive approach to issues. Michael graduated with honors from the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a Master's Degree in Public Health, Administration and Planning, and from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. She is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), as well as, a Global Professional of Human Resources (GPHR). Michael is an active member in the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) with the local Anchorage Chapter, as well as with other non-profit organizations in Alaska. >