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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 the conversation with Tracy Watts, Health Policy Leader at Mercer, 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:

  • Recent activity in Washington:  Surprise medical bills, drug prices, HSA enhancements.
  • The future of the ACA:  Cadillac tax, employer mandate, reporting relief 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.
  • Impact of upcoming elections
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Tracy Watts, Senior partner,