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Staying out of Jail and the Poor House

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Mile High SHRM PDG featuring Kristen Russell and Dean Heizer
Thursday, June 25th, 3-5 pm
CSU Downtown, 475 17th Street Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203

There are so many laws driving your practices regarding HR and Benefits, that it's getting tougher and tougher to keep track of them all. Yet with the threat of significant fines and even jail time for violations, you’ve got to stay on top of the most important ones.

Join us for a high energy and entertaining pick-me-up to the end of your day as we review the most common mistakes that land an HR person in trouble, especially regarding your employee benefits.  We'll cover what you thought you knew, but might be surprised about, on the following topics:

  • ERISA – it’s not just for retirement plans, as the DOL is auditing more and more health plans.  We’ll cover some classic retirement plan blunders, but also what you need to do on your health plan – and why so many employers are out of compliance!
  • HIPAA Discrimination Rules and how to keep your wellness program legal based on all the latest guidance (click here for more topics and to register)
  • The ADA as it impacts wellness and workers comp and wellness programs;
  • COBRA goofs you might just have made at one time or another; and 
  • Tricky situations under disability leave and the FMLA.

Towards the end we'll have time for sharing best practices among peers, and networking, accompanied by some adult refreshments. Who knew Happy Hour could be so fun AND educational??  This program is free for Mile High SHRM members, and very affordable for others.  Register here.


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Kristen Russell

Kristen founded Fall River Employee Benefits as the culmination of her insurance industry career as an actuary, underwriting executive & consultant. As an Assistant Vice President at Great-West Healthcare (now part of CIGNA), she managed a $1 Billion block of health insurance. She also worked as a Senior Consultant at Reden & Anders, consulting to insurance companies and large employers throughout the country. Ms. Russell received a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration in Actuarial Science, is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and achieved Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries through a rigorous nine-year series of exams.

Kristen grew up in Iowa but has lived in Colorado since 1993, currently living near our office in the Lower Highlands neighborhood near downtown Denver.  She enjoys bicycling, hiking, traveling and has a special passion for non-profit volunteering. She is married to an incredibly talented photojournalist, has two adult stepdaughters and an adorable Border Collie/Lab mix named Chaco.