Employee Benefits Legislative Update ∙ May 7-8, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Washington Legislative Update

When: May 7-8, 2012

Where: The Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

The Washington Legislative Update is designed to keep benefits professionals abreast of the latest employee benefits legislative and regulatory changes. Attendees will hear from Washington insiders on how current events, including the upcoming presidential election, will impact the employee benefits industry.

Approximately 200 trustees, administrators and professional advisors serving multiemployer, single employer and public sector benefit plans

Contact: Brenda Hofmann, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans— brendah@ifebp.org or (262) 373-7756

Featured Sessions


DOL Update – Phyllis C. Borzi, J.D., M.A., Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor, will present an overview of the DOL’s regulatory agenda, guidance issued and enforcement activities.

Analysis of the Fall Elections – Jim VandeHei, Co-Founder and Executive Editor, POLITICO, will cover the key issues that are driving the electorate and explore the messages and strategies that are in play.


Retirement Security: Intergenerational Changes – Paul S. Hewitt, VP, Research, Council for Affordable Health Coverage, and Sylvester J. Schieber, Ph.D., Private Consultant, will review the generational challenges to achieving a secure retirement and potential solutions.


Other Key Sessions

Health Care Reform Update
– An in-depth look at the implementation of PPACA, including recent guidance, a time line of what’s to come and the implications for plan sponsors.

Implications of the Election on the Benefits World– Experts from the multiemployer, public and corporate sectors will discuss the election’s impact on employee benefits.

Status of Legal Changes to PPACA – A review of the legal challenges to PPACA, including severability, individual mandate and state initiatives.

Pension Legislative Update – An interpretation of recent and proposed legislation and regulations including transparency, PPA updates and funding improvements.

A full program schedule can be viewed online at www.ifebp.org/washington.

Members of the press may request a complimentary press pass by contacting Brenda Hofmann at brendah@ifebp.org or (262) 373-7756.




    The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to being a leading objective and independent global source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information. Total membership includes more than 35,000 individuals representing over 8,300 trust funds, corporations, public employee groups and professional advisory firms in the United States and Canada. For additional information, visit www.ifebp.org.