Washington Legislative Update


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) this program is being canceled. If you have immediate concerns, please reach out to us directly at (888)334-3327, option 2 or email at edreg@ifebp.org

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Washington Legislative Update, May 17-18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. All 2021 program registration will open this summer. 

How will the 2020 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 the 2020 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

The Washington Legislative Update provided alternative views of issues in my industry. I really enjoyed it.

​Eduardo VargasSr. Vice President​Aon Hewitt​

​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.

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.


  • Kathryn L. Bakich Senior Vice President, National Director, Health Care Compliance Segal Consulting
  • Diana M. Bardes Partner Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, P.C.
  • Marc Goldwein Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • James A. Klein President American Benefits Council
  • Neal S. Schelberg Partner Proskauer LLP
  • Katie E. Spiker Senior Federal Policy Analyst National Skills Coalition


Speakers for the 2020 conference will be announced shortly. Please check back soon.

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Continuing Education

​Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE)​ web page. 

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.

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