Washington Legislative Update

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

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  • 2 days
  • in person

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


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Who should attend

The content of this program is designed for trustees, administrators and plan professionals in the following areas:

  • Those whose roles require a keen knowledge of legislative and governmental activity
  • Employee benefit representatives who are responsible for strategic change
  • Others serving multiemployer, single employer and public sector benefit plans.

About the course

How will presidential election impact our health care system and retirement structure?

Your pipeline to what is happening on the Hill, the Washington Legislative Update will address potential changes to tax policy, entitlement programs, health care and retirement. Hear from Washington insiders and experts in their fields at a time when the legislative and regulatory agenda is evolving.


  • ​​How Elections Will Impact the Employee Benefits Industry
  • The Impact of a Soaring Deficit on Federal Programs
  • Paid Leave
  • Single/Multiemployer/Public Sector Challenges and Opportunities
  • Current Issues for Apprenticeship Funds
  • Health Care Plan Issues and Developments
  • Benefits Megatrends
  • Update on Labor and Employment Law
  • Retirement Plan Issues and Developments
  • Legal and Fiduciary Update
  • Public Opinion on Employee Benefits
  • Agency Update

Benefits of Attending

  • Access a direct pipeline to what's happening on the Hill and in key agencies.
  • Hear from expert speakers about the issues, trends and future direction of the industry.
  • Prepare for the future and learn how your plans may be impacted by the new administration as well as recently enacted and proposed legislation and regulations
  • Network with peers facing similar challenges
  • Take away creative ideas and solutions that work
  • Have your voice heard - Meet with your elected representatives immediately following the conference.


Neal Schelberg

Neal serves as legal counsel to numerous pension and welfare benefit plans subject to ERISA. His clients span a wide variety of industries, including professional sports, teamsters, building and construction, health care, industrial, wholesale and retail food and newspaper publishing. He has part...

Marc Goldwein

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he guides and conducts research on a wide array of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget. He is frequently quoted in a number of major media outlets and...

Diana Bardes

Diana Bardes' practice is primarily devoted to advising unions in both the private and public sector on a wide array of labor and employment issues, including local, intermediate and international unions. She also represents individuals and tax-exempt organizations in various employment matters a...

James Klein

James A. Klein is President of the American Benefits Council, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. representing primarily Fortune 500 companies that either sponsor or administer health and retirement benefits covering more than 100 million Americans. Jim is frequently quoted in both the ...

Katie Spiker

Katie Spiker is Director of Government Affairs with National Skills Coalition, working to advance NSC’s Washington-based policy efforts through federal legislation, agency regulation and national funding initiatives. In this capacity, Katie provides in-depth analyses of proposed and existing fede...

Kathryn Bakich

Kathryn Bakich is a Senior Vice President in Segal’s Washington, DC office with over 20 years of experience in health care compliance. She is the firm’s National Health Compliance Practice Leader. Kathryn is one of the country’s leading experts on employer sponsored health coverage. She special...

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