SHA to Co-host National HR in Hospitality Conference

National HR in Hospitality Conference—which is produced by Human Resource Executive® magazine and LRP Publications in partnership with the SHA, Center for Hospitality Research, and ILR School—will help professionals create an effective strategy to meet the Affordable Care Act requirements while delivering cost-effective health plans to employees. The conference will feature an inside view from Loews Corporation and Aon Hewitt executives on how organizations can creatively develop health, wellness, and benefits programs at reasonable costs while upholding the requirements of the Act. At the March 11-13, 2013 event at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, attendees will learn how innovative healthcare strategies can help their business achieve compliance, healthier employees, and better financial results.

The session, Lowering Healthcare Costs After the Affordable Healthcare Act, will be presented by Alan Momeyer, Loews Corporation’s vice president of human resources, and Lee Reichenbach, Aon Hewitt Health & Benefits Consulting’s senior vice president. They’ll discuss how their companies worked together to produce Loews’ creative benefit designs, wellness initiatives, and other programs to drive healthy employee behaviors. Plus, attendees will hear how to facilitate the delivery of comprehensive benefits at a reasonable cost.

“The HR in Hospitality Conference features innovative speakers who are seeing successful results by creating new solutions and addressing healthcare reform strategically,” said JoAnne Kruse, HR in Hospitality program chair. “Every employer must comply with the Affordable Care Act. It’s truly worth the investment for all leaders to discover how advanced healthcare strategies can help achieve top results without eating away at their bottom line.”

The United States spends more money on healthcare than any other country, but those expenditures haven’t necessarily produced better outcomes. The Affordable Care Act will require employers to comply with new regulations while offering healthcare to its employees. By 2014 more than 15 provisions will be required, including mandates for both individuals and employers. The conference healthcare reform session is designed to help hospitality employers successfully provide quality and affordable healthcare.

In addition to Lowering Healthcare Costs After the Affordable Healthcare Act, the HR in Hospitality Conference will feature sessions examining innovations in HR technology, new regulations and interpretations impacting how businesses hire, changes in sexual harassment case law, and much more. SHA faculty members who are participating in the conference are David Sherwyn, the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources, J. Bruce Tracey, associate professor of human resources management, and Paul Wagner, adjunct assistant professor of law. For details, please visit to view the full program or download the 2013 brochure. To register, please visit or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227.