• 2018 Lawyers and Administrators Meeting

    April 12, 2018

    Our 2018 Lawyers and Administrators Meeting took place on April 12, 2018 at the Almas Shrine Temple in Washington, DC. Our speakers contributed their substantial experience and knowledge of Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plan, the MPRA application and review process, federal credit and the implications for any multiemployer rescue loan program, and what we might expect in the way of government regulations over the next year.

    The full Program Agenda is available for download here: Download Program Agenda and all materials are available for download below.

    We hope that you will join us next spring for our 2019 Lawyers and Administrators meeting.

    Agenda

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Facilitators

    Lori Wood
    Executive Director, Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund

    Paul Green
    Attorney, Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch P.C

    Welcome and Introductions

    9:00 - 9:10

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP

    Remarks on Joint Select Committee - Bobby Scott

    9:10 - 9:30

    The Honorable Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
    Ranking Member, House Committee on Education and the Workforce
    Member, Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

    Remarks on Joint Select Committee - Dr. Phil Roe

    9:30 - 10:00

    The Honorable Phil Roe, M.D.
    Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
    Member, Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

    Remarks on Joint Select Committee - Chris Allen and Gideon Bragin

    10:00 - 10:30

    Chris Allen
    Senior Advisor for Benefits and Exempt Organizations
    U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

    Gideon Bragin
    Senior Policy Advisor
    Senator Sherrod Brown

    Responding to the Multiemployer Pension Crisis

    10:30 - 11:00

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP

    Break

    11:00 - 11:15

    Status and Funding of the PBGC

    11:15 - 11:45

    The Honorable W. Thomas Reeder
    Director
    PBGC

     

    Update from the PBGC

    11:45 - 12:15

    Bruce Perlin
    Assistant Chief Counsel
    Office of Chief Counsel
    PBGC

    Daniel Liebman
    Deputy Assistant General Counsel
    Office of Chief Counsel
    PBGC

     

    Lunch Seminar: Keeping Healthy Plans Healthy

    12:15 - 1:00

    Jason Russell
    Senior Vice President and Actuary
    The Segal Group

     

    Update from HHS

    1:00 - 1:30

    Nicholas P. Heesters, Jr., JD, CIPP
    Health Information Privacy & Security Specialist
    HIPAA Compliance & Enforcement
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

     

    MPRA Application Experiences – The Agency Perspective

    1:30 - 2:30

    Sam Alberts
    Special Master to the Treasury

    Jim Donofrio
    Chief Negotiating Actuary

    PBGC

    Julie Cameron
    Negotiations and Restructuring Actuarial Division

    PBGC

     

    MPRA Application Experiences – The Plan Perspective

    2:30 - 3:00

    Paul Bullock
    Vice President
    United Actuarial Services

    Peter Leff
    Attorney
    Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch P.C

     

    Healthcare Update

    3:00 - 3:30

    Kathryn Bakich
    Senior Vice President and National Health Compliance Practice Leader
    The Segal Group

    Earl Pomeroy
    Senior Counsel
    Alston and Bird LLP

    Carolyn Smith
    Counsel
    Alston and Bird LLP

     

    Break

    3:30 - 3:45

    Federal Credit Primer and Implications for Multiemployer Loan Programs

    3:45 - 4:30

    Anthony Curcio
    Partner
    Summit Consulting

     

    Open Forum

    4:30 - 5:00

    Mariah Becker
    Director of Research and Education
    NCCMP

    Closing and Adjournment

    5:00

    Michael D Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP

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