Q: Patti as 2016 NOARK President we would like to know what keeps you up at night?

A: Having recently changed jobs, my foremost concern is what I don't know about pending deadlines and learning about being a self-insured employer under the ACA. It is approaching the deadline time for 5500 filings. Do we have the forms? Who prepares the report? Is there an annual 401 K audit? When is it time to select benefit options for the coming plan year? Believe me, my list is much longer. I know I will get a handle on this. I have a great team, who are very knowledgeable and on top of things. However, until I know the answer to these questions, it keeps me awake at night.