Meeting/Event Information

The Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, exclusive of January. The cost is $20.00 for members and $28.00 for non-members for each meeting and includes a dinner choice. A meeting notice is distributed, via e-mail, prior to each meeting. Past topics have included, but is not limited to, Friend of the Court, Wage and Hour Laws, Expatriates and Garnishments. Check out our Future Meetings Calendar to see what topics will be discussed at upcoming meetings. 


June 14, 2017

June West Michigan APA Meeting
DOL & ERISA The Future of Health Care Reporting

June 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Railside Golf Club
2500 76th St SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

$28.00 Guest

$20.00 Member

Please join us on June 14th where our speaker Joe Aitchison, Vice President From BASIC, a HR service company will present on the DOL & ERISA Audits and The Future of Health Care Benefits Reporting. 

Overview of Program:

Review of DOL & ERISA Audits from the employer’s perspective. Topics discussed will include an overview of the DOL Audit process as viewed by the employer and how the employer can achieve a favorable outcome. Presentation will also include an overview of ACA employer reporting – what changes can we expect.

Topics Include:

  • General overview of a DOL & ERISA Audit       and other types of DOL Audits
  • What is expected and issues if employer is not prepared
  • What’s the Risk of an Employer/ DOL Audit ... Do we really have to be concerned about this?
  • Meeting the Requirements of an Audit – What employers need to do and present
  • Employer Best Practice Strategies & Guidelines
  • The future of Health Care Benefit Reporting


Mr. Aitchison has obtained a lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and is certified by the Society of Human Resources as a Senior Certified Professional. Additionally, Mr. Aitchison has obtained professional certification as a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist by the Healthcare Reform Center and Policy Institute.   He has thirty years of human resource, business management and consulting experience working with international automotive manufacturing, commercial manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, transportation, retail, gaming & hospitality, food processing, health care, legal, financial, engineering & scientific professional services, public sector and not for profit organizations. Positions held include: CEO/President, senior executive, operations management and company director. Mr. Aitchison serves as a board member on several profit and not for profit boards.