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Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

  • September 10, 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center, Fargo ND


(depends on selected options)

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Please note date change due to Labor Day holiday!

Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Panel Participants:


Shannon Breuer, Eide Bailly

Lisa Carlson, Sanford Health Plan

Dan LaRock, SilverStone Group

Rhonda Loberg, Rhonda Loberg Insurance Agency

Mike Potts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND

Casey Sanders, YMCA of Cass & Clay Counties


Program Summary:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to have us all a little confused. With the recent mandate delays and major provisions coming effective in 2014 - are you and your organization as ready as you can be? Join our panel participants and other attendees in a group discussion to help us navigate together the current knowns and unknowns of the ACA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recent mandate delays
  • Review reporting, compliance, financial, and tax issues
  • Critical timelines for major provisions
  • Employer classifications and requirements
  • Progress of Health Care Exchanges
  • ACA’s impact on employee benefit offerings
  • Where to go for additional help

Speaker Biographies:

Shannon Breuer, CPA, CEBS, Partner

Eide Bailly –

Shannon is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist. She has nearly 15 years public accounting experience working with federal and state income-tax incentives for rehabilitation projects and affordable housing/multi-family dwellings. She concentrates in the areas of partnership taxation and employee benefit plans and sits on the AICPA Partnership Technical Resource Panel. She also serves as a health reform office champion. She received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University.


Lisa Carlson, Director of Planning & Regulation

Sanford Health Plan –

For 12 years Lisa has served a variety of roles at the health plan which, today, includes compliance, provider contracting, public policy, and oversight of Medicare and federal product lines. On a daily basis she works with four different State Divisions of Insurance and Departments of Commerce in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Iowa. Lisa received her B.S. degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and her Master’s in Health Services Administration at the University of Kansas. Prior to the health plan she worked in the fields of occupational medicine and academic research.


Dan LaRock, Vice President, Group Benefits

SilverStone Group

Dan joined SilverStone Group in 2006 and specializes in working with employers who have complicated funding arrangements and large, multi-site locations. His wealth of experience includes professional public relations, fundraising, consulting, and management. Dan’s communication skills and relationships with benefit carriers and the vendor marketplace helps his clients to achieve the most competitive pricing and highest levels of customer service. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mass Communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead and is a graduate of the Leadership Sioux Falls program.


Rhonda Loberg, Independent Insurance Agent

Rhonda Loberg Insurance Agnecy

Rhonda focuses on assisting individuals, families, seniors, and employer groups in securing affordable and reliable health insurance coverage. She is an independent insurance agent representing multiple carriers and a former regional account executive for Medica. She also owns Starboard Consulting, which offers meeting facilitation and consulting services in strategic planning and program development for healthcare and community-based organizations. Rhonda has a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of MN, Twin Cities.

Mike Potts, Director of Employee Consulting & Wellness Services

Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND –

Mike has been with BCBS of ND for over 22 years. He brings a diversity of experiences to his current role, providing direction to a dedicated consulting team that supports employer groups and provides value-added analysis of data to identify improvement opportunities. Prior to his current position, he spent 14 years overseeing the Provider Relations department at BCBS of ND. Mike holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of Mary. 


Casey J. Sanders, Membership Coordinator

YMCA of Cass & Clay Counties

Casey joined the YMCA in 2010. She works with the current MilOne Program, Y-match program, and Healthy Moves Employee Wellness Program, among others. She received her B.A. in Communication from UND and an A.S. in Human Resources from MSCTC. She is veteran of the Minnesota Army NG and served one tour in Iraq during 2009-10. Additionally, Casey has worked in customer service positions, with youth, and has held several volunteer positions at other non-profit organizations in the F-M Community.


Re-certification Credit:


This session is pending approval for 1.0 General credit hours toward PHR/SPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute. 




Burgundy beef jardiniere, grilled asparagus with hollandaise, mashed potatoes with gravy, Caesar salad, dinner rolls, cookies, and beverages.





Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & students, $20 for non-members & guests.

Guests must also register and submit payment by the Tuesday prior to the meeting.



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