In December 2015, many changes were made to the ACA that have an impact on when and how an employer complies with this complex and dynamic legislation.

In This Webinar We Covered:

  • Status of Cadillac Tax, and Impact on Employers
  • Common and dangerous fiduciary myths
  • A Look Ahead at 2016 and 2017


Sarah Friend, Employee Benefits Consultant of The Partners Group Employee Benefits Division

Sarah has a wealth of healthcare experience after spending over 20 years working in the industry. Sarah has worked with TPG as an Employee Benefits Consultant since 2007, in which she specializes in working with large, complex employers. She also worked with one of Oregon’s leading health plans for 11 years in a variety of sales, operations and management positions. Sarah has been frequently featured in the media as an expert resource, and possesses a strong reputation for her commitment to service and a unique ability to communicate complex messages effectively to a broad audience. Sarah enjoys building long-term relationships with her clients and partnering with them to create sustainable and valued employee benefit programs, custom incentives to promote employee health and wellness, and strategies to ensure compliance in a dynamic regulatory environment. She graduated from Western Oregon University with a degree in Communications and Business. Sarah is an active board member of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and volunteers frequently in the community. More details on Sarah.

Iris Tilley, Partner with Barran Liebman LLP

Iris Tilley is a Partner with Barran Liebman LLP, where she advises employers in all aspects of employee benefits, including the design, administration, and termination of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and health and welfare plans. She also regularly advises employers on issues related to COBRA and HIPAA. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Portland and her J.D. and M.B.A. from Seattle University School of Law and Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics, respectively. Iris is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington and often speaks and writes about employee benefits topics, including health care reform.

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