Course Instructors

Ruthann Laswick

Ruthann Laswick

President of Blue Water Benefits Consulting

The president of Blue Water Benefits Consulting, Ruthann’s career in human resource and employee benefits spans 38 years working from both the consulting side of benefits and the employer’s side. As a compensation and benefits manager for a large international employer, she had first-hand experience working with compliance requirements in both the U.S., Canada and several European countries.

For the past few years much of her time has been spent working on healthcare reform. Since the passage of the ACA, Ruthann has also been teaching courses for insurance agents and accountants on the components and impact of healthcare reform. A noted expert, Ruthann speaks throughout the country on the ACA to employers and has partnered large insurance carriers to consult on healthcare reform. She currently serves on several ACA advisory groups and is the ACA compliance consultant to a number of national employer associations.In addition to presenting courses on the ACA, Ruthann has written and presents courses on ERISA compliance, Medicare, reform and risk management, and HIPAA/HiTech.


Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification
Self-Funded Certification
Advanced Self-Funded Certification