Washington Legislative Update

Monday, May 23 - Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Hilton Washington DC National Mall - The Wharf, Washington, DC

The Washington Legislative Update will be held May 23-24, 2022. Schedule details coming soon. 

Developed in partnership with an elite group of Washington insiders, the Washington Legislative Update is a unique opportunity for plan sponsors to access a direct pipeline to what's happening on the Hill. 

Conference attendees will receive the latest need-to-know information on legislative changes impacting plans and plan participants, and the tools to prepare for what's ahead. 

Don't miss this opportunity to hear straight from the experts, collaborate with your peers, and lead your organization with confidence. 


2021 sessions included:

  • Benefits Landscape—Drivers of Change
  • Benefits Policy and Its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Impact
  • DOL Update
  • Election 2020—A Look Back and What It Means Going Forward
  • Government Spending Priorities
  • Multiemployer Challenges and Opportunities
  • Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
  • Public Sector Challenges and Opportunities
  • Single Employer Challenges and Opportunities
  • The Economics of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • The Health Care Landscape Under the Biden Administration
  • Update on Labor and Employment Law
  • Available in person
  • Available virtually
  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Canadian
  • General

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

​Eduardo Vargas Sr. 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.

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 Health Compliance Practice Leader Segal
  • Diana M. Bardes Partner Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, P.C.
  • Mariah M. Becker, ACA, EA, MAAA Director of Research and Education National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans
  • Alex Brown Research Manager National Association of State Retirement Administrators
  • Christopher D. Carroll Senior Public Health Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • David P. Dorsey, CPA Partner WithumSmith+Brown, PC
  • Lynn D. Dudley Senior Vice President, Policy American Benefits Council
  • Jeffrey S. Endick Principal Slevin & Hart P.C.
  • Karen Friedman Executive Director Pension Rights Center
  • Nathan Gonzales
  • Katherine A. Hesse, CEBS Compliant, ISCEBS-Fellow Partner Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP
  • Joseph F. Hicks, Jr., EA, FCA, MAAA Senior Vice President CBIZ Retirement Plan Services
  • Diann Howland Vice President, Legislative Affairs American Benefits Council
  • Michael D. Joyce, Esq., CEBS, ISCEBS-Fellow Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Consultant Segal Marco Advisors
  • Ali S. Khawar Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor Employee Benefits Service Administration, United States Department of Labor
  • James A. Klein President American Benefits Council
  • Michael P. Kreps Principal Groom Law Group, Chartered
  • Christopher M. Leins Principal Slevin & Hart
  • Valerie T. McGee, CEBS, CEBS Compliant Director Benefits & Wellness American Medical Association
  • Jamaca Mitchell Consultant, Health Compliance Practice The Segal Company
  • John E. Mossberg, Esq. Partner Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
  • Jeannine Markoe Raymond Director of Federal Relations National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
  • Rene Redwood CEO Redwood Enterprises LLC
  • Neal S. Schelberg, Esq. Partner Proskauer LLP
  • Julie M. Stich, CEBS Vice President, Content International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


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.

​COVID-19 Safety Protocols

We’re excited to be bringing this meeting back to an in-person experience. See our safety protocol for details.

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Registration Information

Registration Information
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Through 4/11/2022 US $1,325.00 US $1,545.00
After 4/11/2022 US $1,625.00 US $1,845.00

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