Talking Benefits Episode 7: Hot News in the Summertime

Summertime. Typically a little quieter at work as vacations commence and a lot quieter in Washington, D.C. Not so much this summer. There is plenty to talk about in this month’s Talking Benefits Podcast. Chill out with a new episode, packed full as station wagon ready for a family road trip.

Talking Benefits Episode 7: Hot News in the Summertime

This month’s show—Episode 7: Hot News in the Summertime
(Recorded July 11, 2017, 2:30 p.m. CST)

Grab a tall glass of iced tea and tune in to this month’s episode. Julie, Kelli, Justin and a special guest heat things up with a discussion on these benefits issues: 

  • Justin’s “two-minute” update
    • Healthy California Act—Single payer bill
    • State-sponsored retirement savings programs
    • Conflict of Interest Rule
    • Paid sick leave
  • Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) comparison to ACA and AHCA
  • Future of ACA survey findings—What employers support and oppose
  • Update on the health insurance industry and ACA
  • New legal case on same-sex spousal benefit coverage
  • Executive order to expand apprenticeship programs
  • True Story— Our special guest talks about how coordination of benefits can get tricky.

Resources mentioned in this episode
ACA University
Employer Pulse Check: The Future of ACA
International Foundation Research
Apprenticeship Resources
Financial Tools for the Trades

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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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