Register for AssuredPartners of Michigan Ask Me Anything: Employee Benefits Compliance and Laws Edition

Join a compliance and legal expert, Jennifer Young, Compliance Director for AssuredPartners of Michigan (formerly JS Clark Agency) and James M. Reid, IV, Employment Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, for a live Q&A on employee benefits laws and regulations.

Everything is up for discussion including, but not limited to:

• Affordable Care Act (ACA)
• American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)
• Cafeteria Plans – Section 125
• Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA)
• Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
• COVID-19 and ADA – GINA
• COVID-19 and Employee Benefits
• COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives
• COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
• COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates under OSHA
• Employee Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and more
• Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
• Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
• High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)
• Any other Employee Benefit related question you may have!

Submit your questions in advance or ask them live during the virtual event! Register at http://bit.ly/AskMeAnythingEmployeeBenefits

JS Clark Agency is Now AssuredPartners of Michigan

JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, a leading benefit broker in Southeast Michigan is proud to reveal a rebranding that reflects the strong partnership with its parent company AssuredPartners. JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company is now AssuredPartners of Michigan.

While this change means the agency has national resources available, it still operates locally offering the personal touch that organizations have come to expect. JS Clark Agency joined AssuredPartners in November 2018.

”We’re excited to continue providing the best-in-class service and products as it relates to employee benefits, while also offering additional resources like business insurance, personal lines coverage, government contracting models, all with specialized knowledge and boutique service operations, said Amy Hall, Agency President of AssuredPartners of Michigan.

The rebrand includes a redesign of the agency’s website, logo, visuals, and informational materials as well as the agency’s popular bi-annual seminars and periodic webinars.

AssuredPartners of Michigan (formerly JS Clark Agency) is committed to providing Power through Partnership. Learn more at: https://www.assuredpartners.com/SouthfieldMI.

ABOUT ASSUREDPARTNERS OF MICHIGAN
AssuredPartners of Michigan, is a full-service employee benefits firm located in Southfield, Michigan. The agency specializes in the design, communication, administration, compliance and overall management of group benefit programs. Learn more at: assuredpartners.com/SouthfieldMI.

ABOUT ASSUREDPARTNERS, INC
Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, AssuredPartners is a full-service insurance broker providing commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and personal lines through consulting and services. With over 8,000 employees located in offices throughout North America, London, Belgium and Scotland, AssuredPartners is in the business of building relationships. While cementing powerful, lasting relationships built on trust earned from working openly and honestly with our partners. That’s what we call, Power through Partnership. For more information, visit http://www.assuredpartners.com.

Registration Now Open for JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company’s Virtual Fall Seminar: What’s Next? The Path Forward After COVID-19

Join the JS Clark team on Monday, September 13, 2021, for JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company’s Virtual Fall Seminar: What’s Next? The Path Forward After COVID-19.

This seminar will provide employers with professional guidance and insights for managing challenges and changes during and after the pandemic. The seminar will take a deep dive into rapidly changing regulations due to COVID-19; highlight diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to human resource professionals and much more! The seminar qualifies for HRCI and SHRM credit!

Don’t miss it!

Registration Now Open for JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company’s Virtual Fall Seminar: What’s Next? The Path Forward After COVID-19

Join the JS Clark team on Monday, September 13, 2021, for JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company’s Virtual Fall Seminar: What’s Next? The Path Forward After COVID-19.

This seminar will provide employers with professional guidance and insights for managing challenges and changes during and after the pandemic. The seminar will take a deep dive into rapidly changing regulations due to COVID-19; highlight diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to human resource professionals and much more! The seminar qualifies for HRCI and SHRM credit!

Don’t miss it!

Amy Hall Named President of JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company

AssuredPartners is proud to announce that effective June 1, Amy Hall has become the Agency President for JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company. Amy started at AssuredPartners in 2012 as a Sales Executive. With more than 25 years of experience in the health care and employee benefits industries, she services one of the largest blocks for the agency.

Amy specializes in financial and benefit evaluation of employer-sponsored medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, as well as the coordination of tax shelters available in employer-sponsored programs. She is active in several local and regional industry associations and boards, including Priority Health’s Agency Advisory Board, Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters (MDAHU) and National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

Her dedication to clients as well as her background in operations positions her to excel in the oversight of clients and the agency service delivery model. Outside of leading the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, especially when it’s on the ski slopes of northern Michigan.

This role will report into AssuredPartners Regional President, Todd Stocksdale, who stated, “Amy’s passion for client-centric service is second to none. With her leadership, Amy will continue to push this region into even greater success.”

About JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company
JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, is a full-service employee benefits firm located in Southfield, Michigan.  Since 1987, JS Clark has been providing employee benefit services to more than 300 clients. The agency specializes in the design, communication, administration, compliance and overall management of group benefit programs. Learn more at https://www.assuredpartners.com/SouthfieldMI.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.
Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, AssuredPartners is a full-service insurance broker providing commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and personal lines through consulting and services. With over 8,000 employees located in offices throughout North America, London, Belgium and Scotland, AssuredPartners is in the business of building relationships. While cementing powerful, lasting relationships built on trust earned from working openly and honestly with our partners. That’s what we call, Power through Partnership. For more information, visit www.assuredpartners.com.

Amy Hall Named President of JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company

AssuredPartners is proud to announce that effective June 1, Amy Hall has become the Agency President for JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company. Amy started at AssuredPartners in 2012 as a Sales Executive. With more than 25 years of experience in the health care and employee benefits industries, she services one of the largest blocks for the agency.

Amy specializes in financial and benefit evaluation of employer-sponsored medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, as well as the coordination of tax shelters available in employer-sponsored programs. She is active in several local and regional industry associations and boards, including Priority Health’s Agency Advisory Board, Metro Detroit Association of Health Underwriters (MDAHU) and National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

Her dedication to clients as well as her background in operations positions her to excel in the oversight of clients and the agency service delivery model. Outside of leading the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, especially when it’s on the ski slopes of northern Michigan.

This role will report into AssuredPartners Regional President, Todd Stocksdale, who stated, “Amy’s passion for client-centric service is second to none. With her leadership, Amy will continue to push this region into even greater success.”

About JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company
JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, is a full-service employee benefits firm located in Southfield, Michigan.  Since 1987, JS Clark has been providing employee benefit services to more than 300 clients. The agency specializes in the design, communication, administration, compliance and overall management of group benefit programs. Learn more at https://www.assuredpartners.com/SouthfieldMI.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.
Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, AssuredPartners is a full-service insurance broker providing commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and personal lines through consulting and services. With over 8,000 employees located in offices throughout North America, London, Belgium and Scotland, AssuredPartners is in the business of building relationships. While cementing powerful, lasting relationships built on trust earned from working openly and honestly with our partners. That’s what we call, Power through Partnership. For more information, visit www.assuredpartners.com.

JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, Welcomes Three New Sales Executives

JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, welcomes three new sales executives to the agency’s sales team: Carter Bundy, Bill Brown and Jace Clark.

Carter Bundy is a Flint native turned Detroiter. He joined JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, as a Sales Executive in 2020. With a background in government, technology, start-ups and non-profits, Carter brings a unique skillset and passion to his work with clients.

His creative approach allows for the delivery of comprehensive and cost-effective benefit solutions every time. A proud graduate of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, Carter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. Carter has a true passion for service and enjoys bringing that enthusiasm to various community organizations. He is currently Chair of the Board for the Detroit Young Professionals and serves on the Board for the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit. Carter can be reached at 248.663.1043 or at carter@jsclarkagency.com.

Bill Brown joined JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, as a Sales Executive in 2020. Bill has previous experience with worksite and voluntary benefits, as well as experience working as a business consultant. His professional background is an asset to his role at JS Clark where he manages a portfolio of health and welfare employee benefit plans.

His experience handling multi-state enrollment processes allows him to identify employee education needs and the planning/direction needed to ensure a smooth open enrollment process. Although he works across industries, Bill has specific insights and knowledge in startups, tech companies, and enterprises within the transportation sector. Bill can be reached at 248.663.1044 or at bill@jsclarkagency.com.

Jace Clark joined JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, as a Sales Executive in 2020. His history with the agency spans several years. Jace worked as an intern at JS Clark Agency every summer from 2007-2012 during his high school career before leaving to attend and graduate from Michigan State University (MSU).

After receiving his degree from MSU, Jace joined Blue Care Network as an underwriter for both small and large groups. After some time away, Jace is excited to be back at the agency helping organizations create successful employee benefit plans. Jace can be reached at 248.996.1830 or at jace@jsclarkagency.com.

JS Clark Agency, An AssuredPartners Company, is a full-service employee benefits firm located in Southfield, Michigan. Since 1987, JS Clark has been providing employee benefit services to more than 300 clients. The agency specializes in the design, communication, administration, compliance and overall management of group benefit programs. Learn more at jsclarkagency.com.

Butzel Long is hosting its 32nd Annual Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Forum on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. – Human resources professionals, general counsel, business owners and all who deal with employees, must hit the ground running each day to keep up with a maze of labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration law issues. Butzel Long’s 32nd Annual Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and Immigration Law Forum will focus on key legal matters on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, located at 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

The seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $190 registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials. The program is pending approval for both 4 (HR (General)) recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute as well as 4 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

“Labor, employment, benefits and immigration issues change constantly,” said Daniel B. Tukel, Chair of Butzel Long’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Department. “We have developed 12 workshops to address some of the top workplace issues employers face today.”

Workshop session topics include:

• Recent Changes in Immigration: Impact on Employers and their Foreign National Employees

• Workplace Violence and the Mentally Challenged Employee

• Employee Benefits Issues Worth Losing Sleep Over – A Roundtable Discussion

• Marijuana in the Workplace

• Challenges in Business Immigration: Strategies for Employers of Foreign National Employees

• Leaves and Other Workplace Accommodation Issues

• EMERGENCY! What to do When Your Company’s Valuable Assets are at Risk

• FMLA Issues

• How the NLRB Affects Your Non-Union Employees

• Politics in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

• FLSA Updates

• Labor and Employment Compliance: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

A highlight will be a lunchtime program describing Employment Best Practices featuring a panel of Butzel Long attorneys and prominent business representatives who will discuss their company’s best employment-related practices in areas including diversity and employee retention, to name a few.

For more information or to register online, visit https://www.butzel.com/event. For inquiries, contact Nairi Chopjian at 313-225-7012 or chopjian@butzel.com.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as alliance offices in Beijing and Shanghai. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting www.butzel.com or follow Butzel Long on Twitter: https://twitter.com/butzel_long

Marsh & McLennan Agency Welcomes Geoff Brieden as Vice President, Health & Benefits

Troy, Michigan – February 11, 2019 – Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) recently appointed Geoff Brieden as a vice president with the health and benefits practice in Troy, Mich. In his new position, Brieden identifies best practices and strategic solutions that optimally fit his clients’ group benefit needs.

Prior to joining MMA, Brieden owned Kane Atwood Group Services for over ten years, assisting employers with their benefits strategies. During this time, he developed a particular affinity for and understanding of the unique needs of the health care industry. Before starting his own firm, Brieden garnered thirteen years of experience with a third party administrator.

As a vice president of health & benefits with MMA, Brieden will leverage his extensive background to help employers design strategic benefits plans that meet their business management goals as well as help achieve their talent recruitment and engagement goals.

“We are honored to welcome Geoff to our team: his entrepreneurial spirit and thoughtful approach are a great addition to MMA. Geoff understands the complex and changing needs of mid-size and larger employers and takes a thorough approach to addressing those challenges,” said Rebecca A. McLaughlan, president & ceo of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC’s Michigan Health & Benefits operations.

“I chose to join MMA because of the energy and intelligence of the people, and the resources that MMA brings to the table. I am excited for what the future holds,” added Brieden.

Brieden received his BA in Business & Economics from Kalamazoo College and an MBA in Business & Finance from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. A competitive sailor, Brieden is also an active supporter of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Wreaths Across America, and the LivLife Foundation.

If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Bowers at (248)822-6231 or rbowers@mma-mi.com.