Catching up on the latest employee benefits updates—Are they are light read or a page turner? Looking back on the developments over the last month, you’ll likely go with the latter. Dive into the newest episode of the Talking Benefits podcast. This one has all the makings of a good novel . . . suspense, conflict, an interesting cast of characters, unexpected plot twists, a few cliffhangers and even a sprinkling of irony.

Talking Benefits Episode 6: The Plot Thickens

This month’s show—Episode 6: The Plot Thickens
(Length: 26:04)

In this month’s episode, Julie, Kelli, Justin and a special guest will have you riveted as they discuss the latest on these benefits issues: 

  • State-sponsored retirements savings programs
  • Paid sick leave and family leave laws
  • American Health Care Act (AHCA)
  • House v. Price—Cost sharing subsidies for insurers
  • Fiduciary Rule
  • Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA)
  • The Honey Badgers—the International Foundation’s staff softball team!

Resources mentioned in this episode
Future of ACA
Fiduciary Responsibilities for ERISA Plans E-Learning Course
Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA)
Pension Rehabilitation Corporation
Advanced Trustees and Administrators Institute

Podcast Newbie? Don’t worry—It’s easy to start listening! Download a podcast app to your smartphone or tablet. We recommend the Apple podcast app (Apple products only) and Stitcher. Then, search “Talking Benefits” and click “Subscribe.” The app will automatically download new episodes as they come out. Want to listen on your computer? Search “Talking Benefits” in iTunes and subscribe, or check back every month for new episodes posted on our webpage.

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Recording on game day! Our hosts show their team spirit for Foundation softball team, the Honey Badgers.
Talking Benefits hosts with fan of the month, Justin’s dad, at the staff softball game.

Ann Godsell, CEBS
Director, Social Media and Content Marketing at the International Foundation


Director, Social Media and Content Marketing 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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