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Benefits Policy Crystal Ball: A Conversation with Washington Insiders
Westgate Ballroom C
Tuesday 06/25/2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Critical Evaluation, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
From the perspective of current issues, gain insights into the future of benefits-related policy issues at the federal level. 

Keeping up with the latest policy issues in Washington, D.C. is always challenging. Join a conversation with a panel of Washington insiders to get an update on benefits-related policy issues at the federal level, as well as thoughts on what the future might bring—and what that means to employers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Impact of the 2018 midterm elections on benefit policies in 2019.
  • The future of the ACA and what state flexibility means to employers.
  • Expanded Medicare and Medicare for all and whether change is likely.
  • Mandated time-off benefits and what it will take to get a safe harbor.
  • Wellness program compliance and the need for clarity.
  • Future expectations for employer-sponsored health and benefit plans.
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