The past few weeks have delivered a few more hints on how benefit plans may be impacted by developments in Washington. Despite the fog, one thing is clear—Changing benefits-related laws and regulations is quite complicated.

In this month’s Talking Benefits podcast episode, you’ll hear about the latest developments, including a summary of the newly released American Health Care Act (AHCA) bill proposal. Listen in as our hosts will help you iron out the complications (or at least explain why things have to be so complicated!).

Talking Benefits Episode 3: It's Complicated

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This month’s show—Episode 3: It’s Complicated
(Recorded live on March 7, 2017; Length: 24:14)

In this episode, Julie, Kelli and Justin will help you sort through the complications of the latest benefits developments:

  • Update on Department nominations
  • MPRA and PBGC applications
  • Presidental Address—ACA Repeal and Replace Hints
  • Provisions of the newly proposed New American Health Care Plan Act
  • Fiduciary Rule status update
  • New State Paid Leave Laws
  • National Employee Benefits Day—Our special guest shares why you need to celebrate on April 3!

Resources mentioned in this episode
ACA Central
HRAs, HSAs and FSAs – The Benefits, Their Rules, Their Interaction and Their Maximization by Stacking
Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) Resources
Future of Paid Parental Leave Under President-Elect Trump
National Employee Benefits Day

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Ann Godsell, CEBS
Social Business Strategist at the International Foundation


Social Business Strategist at the International Foundation

Favorite Foundation service/product: Face to face conferences.

Benefit topics that grab her: Benefit communication, preventive health, health care cost management, workflex

Favorite Foundation conference moments: Meeting Dr. Andrew Weil at the Annual Employee Benefits Conference was a cherished opportunity. She also loves the times when she and a member recognize each other at a conference because of interacting on Twitter!

Personal Insight: Known around the office as “appropriately paranoid,” Ann is usually prepared for a variety of potential outcomes in most every situation.

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