Spring is in the air. Birds singing, temperatures rising, baseball season in full swing . . . and a whole new crop of benefits developments have been popping up.

International Foundation resident benefits gurus Julie, Kelli and Justin are back to talk about the latest benefits news in a new episode of Talking Benefits.

Talking Benefits Episode 4: Benefits Curveballs
This month’s show—Episode 4: Benefits Curve Balls
(Recorded live on April 7, 2017; Length: 21:37)

In this episode, we provide a play-by-play on all the action in the benefits industry:

    • Updates on Department and Supreme Court nominations, paid sick leave, MPRA and the fiduciary rule
    • American Health Care Act—What went wrong? What’s next?
    • Health insurance exchanges—Status of insurer participation
    • House v. Price—Case formerly known as House v. Burwell
    • State-sponsored retirement programs—How they work, lineup of states offering
    • Opioids—What employers can do to fight the epidemic.

Resources mentioned in this episode
Trump’s 100-Day Look Back: Labor and Employment Law Update
Benefits Transition Tracker
Opioid Abuse Posts on Word on Benefits
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits: 2016 Survey Results

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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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