Register Today for ERIC's Fall 2012 Meetings Featuring an All-Star Lineup of Speakers
The Changing Landscape for Health and Retirement Benefits in an Era of Budgetary and Fiscal Restraint
Wednesday, October 24:
10/25/2012-ERIC's Fall 2012 Committee and Membership Meetings
Wednesday, October 24 - Thursday, October 25, 2012
12:00 PM 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch
1:00 PM 4:15 PM: Health Policy and Retirement Security Committee Meetings
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM: Networking Reception (All attendees & guests invited)
Thursday, October 25:
8:30 AM 9:30 AM: Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM 3:30 PM: ERIC Membership Meeting
ERIC Appreciates the Sponsorship of the Fall Meetings by:
The meetings will be held at:
Covington & Burling LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
The evening reception on October 24 will be at Del Frisco Grille
in the lobby of Covington & Burlings building.
We have put together an agenda that covers all the angles with a full range of timely retirement and health benefit topics. With the November elections fast approaching and the possibility of major changes to the employee benefits landscape on the horizon, you do not want to miss ERIC's Fall 2012 meetings. Employee benefits are once again in the cross hairs as the new President and Congress are likely to embark on a major deficit reduction and tax reform effort following the elections.
Confirmed Speakers Include:
, Principal, Capitol Counsel
, Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
, Director, Government Relations Tax and Benefits, The Dow Chemical Company
, Chief Counsel/Pension Policy Director, Senate HELP Committee
Suzanne F. Delbanco
, Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment Reform
, Program Leader, Health Care Initiatives, General Electric Company
, Deputy Director, Office of Health Reform, Department of Health & Human Services
, Managing Principal, National Retirement Practices, Aon Hewitt
, Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Tax Policy, Department of Treasury
, Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution
, Vice President, Fidelity Investments
James Paretti, Jr.
, Special Assistant to Commissioner Victoria Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
, Managing Director Knowledge Resources, Buck Consultants
, FSA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Buck Consultants
, Staff Director, Senate Finance Committee
On October 24 our Retirement and Health Policy Committee meetings
will start with a joint "Ask the Regulators" session with key Administration policymakers, followed by separate committee meetings. The Health Policy Committee
will address recent regulatory developments with the Affordable Care Act and will include an informative session on workforce strategies that employers may consider in light of the ACA.
The Retirement Security Committee
will review the latest regulatory and legislative developments related to pension plans and 401(k) plans. In addition, we will hear from advocacy experts on the risk for retirement benefits during the 2012 lame duck session of Congress. The day will conclude with an evening reception at Del Frisco Grille in the lobby of Covington & Burlings building.
The full-day General Membership meeting on October 25
will kick off with two Hill staffers, Russ Sullivan
and Greg Dean
, who will be major players in the benefit deliberations during the Lame Duck session of Congress this year as well as the new session of Congress starting in 2013. Phyllis Borzi
, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and a longtime friend of ERIC, will update members and answer questions on the latest regulatory developments affecting employee benefit plans.
Our keynote luncheon speaker will be Mark McClellan
, one of the most sought-after thought leaders in the area of health reform. Topics to be addressed by the day's panels will include leveraging the power of large employers to effect health care cost containment and a panel that will examine strategies to address the rising costs of benefits for employers as well as for their retirees.
To register for the meetings, click on the Register Now
link at the top of this page and follow the directions to register.
If you have any questions or need assistance with registering or with hotel accommodations, please call Adreanne Cooper or Peggy Ross at the ERIC offices (202-789-1400) or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on October 24 and 25!