PANEL TO DISCUSS THE HARD CHOICES REGARDING HEALTHCARE
WITHIN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

by Lore McFadden / lore.mcfadden@desales.edu / March 1, 2014

(Center Valley, PA) The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014, in the DeSales University Center on the Center Valley campus. This event, titled; ‘Benefiting Employees – the Hard Choice for Employers’ (within the affordable care act) will feature special guest speakers Kevin Flemming, president and chief executive officer of Integrity Personnel; Bill Royer, vice president of human resources & government relations for JAFLO, Inc.; and Dan Bonstein, partner with Equinox. Paul Kane, vice president underwriting with Independence Blue Cross, will moderate.

Flemming serves on the Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; the DeSales University President’s Council; and the board of directors of the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace. Kevin advises leading employers and institutions on workforce strategy and economic development policy. He’s authored several articles and reports on the region’s economics and previously served on the boards of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the GLVCC Foundation.

Royer has been enabling organizations and individuals to increase their sales, profits, performance, productivity and morale for over 30 years; empowering them to attain results beyond their expectations.  This includes increasing stagnated or flat lined sales and profits. He has a contagious entrepreneurial leadership style that makes things happen where they have not happened before. Bill has particular expertise in human resources, labor relations; resource and organization alignment, outplacement, and team building. 

Bonstein is a principal partner with the Equinox Agency which has over 75 years of combined experience in the health insurance industry. Equinox has worked in various departments at Capital Blue Cross and Highmark Blue Shield specializing in sales and customer service. They have also handled billing and claims processing. Equinox believes that the service they provide does not end at the quoting or renewal process. In fact, we believe it is only the start. Equinox has a continuous retention of clients based on our “Service after the Sale” attitude. Bonstein previously worked as a principal partner and co-founder of COBRA-Care Advisors, Inc., and as an account executive with Capital Blue Cross.
 
Breakfast attendees will have an opportunity to interact with the presenter and engage with others on the topic. Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast and table discussions based on the keynote address. There will be a book sale and signing following the event. Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8.

Those wishing to attend can register online at www.desales.edu/salesian (scroll to Ethics icon) or send a check made out to the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace c/o Lore McFadden, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034. For more information, call the Salesian Center at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244, or email ethics.workplace@desales.edu.
              
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a partnership institution of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University on January 1, 2006. The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture was established in 2000 to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values.

By its collaboration with the Forum, the Salesian Center is able to extend its mission of social engagement into the corporate world and is able to capitalize on the working relationships that the Forum has already established in the business community. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs.