Seminars

Our Seminar Series begins in March and concludes in October. Seminars are hosted in both the Metro Detroit and Grand Rapids area. All seminars are free.  In many cases attendees to our seminars earn continuing education credits toward their PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification. The core agenda and locations for every seminar is as follows:
8:00am    Registration, Networking and FREE Breakfast
9:00am    Seminar Begins
Noon       Seminar Concludes
Calvin College, Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids
Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center, Livonia
Walsh College, Troy
If you are interested in attending an MMA Michigan Seminar, please contact Linda Vance, 248-822-6273.

2016 Seminars:

February 2016 – Chapman Institute Wellness Certification Course

MMA Michigan was proud to host the Chapman Institute’s WellCert worksite wellness certification program.  This is the first time that the Institute has conducted a training program in Michigan. Program founder Larry Chapman will conduct a two-day training session at MMA Michigan’s offices in Troy, Michigan. Attendees to the Level 1 program will earn the designation of Certified Wellness Program Coordinator (CWPC) and will lay the foundation for future WellCert certifications. Critical skills covered include: building strong senior management support; assessing employees’ wellness needs; using a health risk assessment; setting a wellness strategy; designing a health management process; and more.

March 2016 – Yes you can! Health Plan Cost Control Innovation in a Post ACA World

MMA Michigan’s first seminar of 2016 provided HR professionals with insight into the current state of the market, the ACA, and its influence on employer plans. We also provided an overview of the Cadillac Tax and the impact on employer-sponsored benefits. Given these challenges, is it possible to offer a benefits plan that is both cost efficient and valued by your workforce? Yes, it is! Our MMA health and benefits experts provided attendees with strategic health care cost control options and identify how these align employers’ regulatory obligations.

May/June 2016 – Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey Results

We will share the results of our thirteenth annual Mid-Market Group Benefit Survey.  The timely analysis content will  include: health plan benchmarks such as co-pays and deductibles; how Michigan employers have adapted to the requirements of Health Care Reform; new insight into voluntary and work-site benefits offered by local employers; new overview of absence management practices and processes; Wellness, cost control concepts, and more.  Attendees receive a Key Indicator Report comparing you plans to industry peers as well as the entire dataset.  Our goal is to equip you with timely, pertinent benchmarks to use as you develop your organization’s 2016 and 2017 group benefits plan.
  • Tuesday, May 24 – Schoolcraft College, Livonia
  • Wednesday, May 25 – Schoolcraft College, Livonia
  • Wednesday, June 1 – Walsh College, Troy
  • Thursday, June 2 – Walsh College, Troy

September 2016 – Compliance Catch-Up

With today’s complex regulatory environment, it is good to take a step back from time to time and review some key HR topics. Specifically, this compliance ‘recap’ session will focus on: determining full-time employee status; health savings account (HSA) rules; and other timely issues that arise throughout 2016.

2015 Seminars:

September 2015 – Managing Leaves of Absence: Compliance & Best Practices

Every employer deals with tracking sick leave, vacation leave, disability, and local and federal legislative compliance issues. The absence management process is becoming increasingly complex. Are you equipped to handle it? Does your process encompass everything it should? Are you confident your organization is in compliance? MMA Michigan’s upcoming seminar will help HR professionals navigate this matrix of rules in its Managing Leaves of Absence seminar. This seminar will address: FMLA and ADA; state law and its different requirements; best practices for absence administration; resources to help improve your process.

June 2015 – Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey Results

We will share the results of our twelfth annual Mid-Market Group Benefit Survey.  Topics to be covered include: health plan benchmarks such as co-pays and deductibles; how Michigan employers have adapted to the requirements of Health Care Reform; how organizations are addressing Wellness; cost control concepts; and more.  Attendees receive a Key Indicator Report comparing their plans to industry peers as well as entire dataset.  Our goal is to equip you with timely, pertinent benchmarks to use as you develop your organization’s 2015 and 2016 group benefits plan.

April/May 2015 – Improving the Process: Benefit Plan Administration

Benefit Plan Administration and reporting are a timely and sensitive topic.  In order to comply with ACA, employers are asked to track and provide more employee (and dependent) data than ever before.  Employers and executive leadership are looking at their existing teams, resources and systems to determine how to meet their organization’s growing compliance, payroll, and benefit administration needs.

In this seminar, we took a step back, identified how the process is changing and how it can be improved to meet your goals.   Our cross-functional team of experts focused on helping HR professionals gain a better understanding of the big picture, review traditional approaches, and examine the options including Private Exchanges, Benefit Administration Systems, payroll systems and HRIS modules.   Our goal is to help you identify factors to consider when determining the best strategy for your organization.

March 2015 – The Future of Employee Health Management

To control future health cost increases, almost all employers indicate that “managing employee health” is one of their top priorities.  At the same time, employee health program issues are dominating industry publications.  Major studies have conflicting messages about the effectiveness of wellness programs.  The EEOC is fining employers who appear to comply with issued regulations.  The vendor market has exploded with options for program design.

How will your organization move forward on employee health?  In our first seminar of 2015, our team will focus on helping HR professionals gain a better understanding of: the state of the industry; the shift in thinking and the impact of big data; program design principles; employee health management in action; and compliance.  Our goal is to help you determine your organization’s future health management approach and equip you to advise your C-suite on this key cost management strategy.

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What impresses me most about MMA Michigan is their strong attention to detail. Their analysis is well thought-out, well-prepared, very sophisticated, and very helpful to us in the decision-making process.

— Hospice of Michigan