January 6, 2014

Ceridian Hosts Session On Affordable Care Act Compliance Outlook For Retailers At The National Retail Federation Conference & Expo

Jim O'Connell, Leading Expert And Advisor On Compliance Highlights ACA Challenges & Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

Minneapolis, MN, January 6, 2014 – Ceridian announces Jim O’Connell – executive consultant, Ceridian Corporation, Washington D.C. – will present Reading The Tea Leaves: Forecasting ACA Compliance for Retailers, during NRF 2014 in New York City. During the session Mr. O’Connell will outline major ACA compliance challenges for 2014-2015, including employer “play or pay” mandate; explain why the healthcare reform law in its present form is structurally unstable; evaluate possible ACA legislative and regulatory scenarios and forecast prospects for 2015 and beyond. The session will conclude with a snapshot of human capital management strategies in response to ACA cost and compliance pressures.

"Uncertainty about Affordable Care Act costs and compliance is a central concern of retail employers,” says O’Connell. “Now is the time for employers to take a closer look at their human capital management topography and start re-evaluating employee health benefit strategies well before mandates take effect.”

What:   Reading The Tea Leaves: Forecasting ACA Compliance for Retailers

Who:    Jim O’Connell, executive consultant, Ceridian Corporation, Washington D.C.

When:  Monday, January 13, 2014 (1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET)

Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Big Ideas Room 2, Level 1 Expo Hall, New York City

To book a media briefing with Jim O’Connell about Forecasting ACA Compliance for Retailers, contact Elissa Zaks.

Demonstrations of Dayforce HCM - a single application for human capital management that can help alleviate compliance concerns associated with ACA - will take place at the National Retail Federation Annual Convention & Expo (NRF) on January 13 – 14, 2014 at booth #3355 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. While visiting the Ceridian booth, NRF attendees can complete an HCM survey and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 3 Vespas or a spin bike.

About Jim O'Connell:

Jim O’Connell is a Washington, D.C. Executive Consultant aligned with Ceridian since 1982. With more than 35 years of experience in federal, legislative and regulatory affairs, he closely monitors and understands what's happening on Capitol Hill related to health care reform, compliance requirements and workforce trends. He's an adjunct professor at Georgetown, a 2012 APA Citation of Merit winner and his work has been published by several leading industry magazines. You can read his latest blog posts about upcoming legislation, policy changes, employment law and compliance issues here.


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