Meeting/Event Information


September 20, 2017

September 2017 Chapter Meeting
September 20, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Rose Quarter - Private Dining Room
One Center Court
Portland, OR 97227
The Latest in Health Care Reform

$25.00 Member Ticket

$30.00 Guest Meeting ticket

PMPA monthly meetings are a fun and educational. Meetings cover a diverse range of topics that payroll professionals will find beneficial.

Come join us! Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM with our speaker, Allison Jacobsen of Barran Liebman LLP. Allison will be speaking on the latest in health care reform including:

The Basics of the Affordable Care Act
A. What is the ACA?
B. Employer Shared Responsibility
a. Counting Basics
b. Large Employer Considerations
c. Small Employer Considerations
C. Offer of Coverage
D. Grandfathered Plans
E. Mandates in Effect
F. Reporting Obligations

II. The ACA: What We’re Still Waiting On
A. Nondiscrimination Testing
B. Cadillac Tax

III. The Future of the ACA
A. Trump’s Executive Order
B. A Recap of Recent Events
C. What the Proposed Bills Looked Like
D. What Employers Should Do Now

Allison Jacobsen practices in the area of employee benefits, working with employers, management, and business owners to design, implement, and terminate various compensation and benefits plans. She also counsels clients on health care issues, including COBRA and HIPAA compliance. Her diverse background of handling disputes in contracts, business litigation, insurance coverage, and disability law offers clients efficient and proactive legal solutions that take into account the broader needs of each organization. Allison graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law, where she served as the Managing Editor of Gonzaga Journal of International Law. She earned her B.A. at the University of Southern California and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Illinois.

As always, your meeting registration fee includes breakfast, raffle prizes, and 1 Continuing Professional Education credit. Breakfast menu: Morning egg scramble with cheddar cheese and chives, Rose city yogurt parfait bar, breakfast breads and muffins, seasonal fruits and berries, orange and cranberry juices, coffee and hot teas.


Season pass holders: In order to track your attendance for CPP credits, please let us know you are coming. Just register as usual, but use the option to pay with a "voucher."


This month we will meet in the Moda Center's Private Dining Room, which is located on the 4th floor (Club Level).

By car: Free parking is available in the Garden Garage (attached to the north end of the Moda Center) on levels 4 -6. Level 4 is the meeting room level. Enter through the double doors from the garage. On the left are two additional doors, once inside follow the signs to the Private Dining Room (located on your left).

By public transportation: The Moda Center is located next to two MAX Light Rail Stations. The Rose Quarter Transit Center is located on the red, blue and green lines, and is located south of the arena. The Interstate/Rose Quarter station is located on the western side of the Rose Quarter campus and serves riders on the yellow line. Enter the Moda Center through the entrance across from the box office, take the elevator up one floor to level 4, and follow the signs to the Private Dining Room (located through the double doors on the left).