Talking Benefits Podcast Episode 12: Holiday Hustle and Bustle

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . tax reform! We’re in a holiday season rush to deliver the latest employee benefits news to you in the newest episode of the Talking Benefits Podcast. Listen in as we unwrap the tax reform bills, tear into the latest ACA developments and share a few important updates on multiemployer retirement plans.

Talking Benefits Podcast Episode 12: Holiday Hustle and Bustle

This month’s show—Episode 11: Holiday Hustle and Bustle
(Recorded December 4, 2017, 1:30 p.m. CST)

Ho, ho, ho and away we go! Talking Benefits hosts, Julie, Kelli and Justin made their list of benefits news and have checked it twice. In this episode, they deliver a flurry of updates without a moment to spare:

  • Justin’s two-minute update: HHS Secretary and EBSA assistant secretary nominations, state-sponsored retirement savings programs and news on the conflict of interest/fiduciary rule
  • Tax Reform: Details on the recently passed Senate bill and what must happen next for tax reform to become law
  • Health care news
  • MPRA news
  • Office holiday celebrations—a walk down memory lane.

Resources related to this episode:
Benefits Transition Tracker—Tax Reform
ACA University
ACA Strategy: Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Webcast
ACA and Play or Pay—IRS Letters 226J Are On the Way
MPRA Resources
Trustees and Administrators Institutes
Word on Benefits—Holiday Office Parties Worth Celebrating

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Julie wonders if she has seen producer Ann’s dress before. Maybe a couple decades ago?
What to wear, what to wear? Justin chooses his favorite holiday bling.
Kelli, ready to jingle all the way through this episode!
Producer Rose inspired by the puns used in this episode.
Happy Holidays from the Talking Benefits team!


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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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