• 2019 Lawyers and Administrators Meeting

    April 11, 2019

    We invite you to attend our 2019 Annual Lawyers and Administrators Meeting.

    Our Lawyers and Administrators Meeting brings together technical experts and plan professionals on multiemployer health and pension plan topics to discuss the cutting edge issues facing our plans. Our program will feature forums with representatives from the government agencies with jurisdiction over our plans to foster open dialogue between the multiemployer community and agency representatives on issues important to you.

    Our agenda for this year will include sessions on
    – A readout on the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans, lessons learned from the process, and a look forward at the outlook for multiemployer reform in the coming year
    – An update on current issues in healthcare, including the various Medicare for All proposals
    – A report on the current funded status of the PBGC, including the latest deficit projections, and estimated insolvency
    – Speakers from the Government Agencies with jurisdiction over our plans, including Treasury, DOL, and PBGC

    And many more—Full online agenda and materials for download available below!

    Download the Program Agenda

    Agenda

    Thursday, April 11

    Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Remarks

    9:00 - 9:30

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP

    Update from the PBGC

    9:30-10:00

    Bruce Perlin
    Assistant General Counsel
    PBGC

    Darren French
    Actuary
    PBGC

     

    Update from the DOL

    10:00-10:30

    Jeanne Klinefelter Wilson
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy
    Employee Benefits Security Administration

    MPRA Applications: Update from Treasury

    10:30-11:00

    Danielle Norris
    MPRA Program Director
    Department of the Treasury

    Break

    11:00-11:15

     

     

    After the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans—What happened? And what happens next?

    11:15-11:45

    The Honorable George Miller
    CEO
    GM Strategies, LLC
    Former Congressman (D-CA)

    Michael Kreps
    Principal
    The Groom Law Group

    Views from the Hill—Multiemployer Solvency and Reform in the 116th Congress

    11:45-12:15

    Chris Allen
    Senior Adviser, Benefits and Exempt Organizations
    Senate Committee on Finance

    Andy Banducci
    Labor and Pensions Policy Director
    Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

    Kendra Isaacson
    Senior Counsel, Pensions
    Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

    Kevin McDermott
    Senior Adviser, Labor Policy
    House Committee on Education and Labor

    And Additional Invited Speakers

    Lunch

    12:15-1:15

     

     

    What's New with Withdrawal Liability?

    1:15-2:00

    Dave Pazamickas
    Consulting Actuary
    Horizon Actuarial

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

    Tammy Dixon
    Vice President and Actuary
    The Segal Group

     

    Views from the Hill—Healthcare in the 116th Congress

    2:00-2:30

    Josh Jorgensen
    Legislative Aide
    Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD)

    Maria Costigan
    Legislative Assistant
    Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT)

    Melanie Egorin
    Majority Staff
    House Subcommittee on Health

    And Additional Invited Speakers

    Managing Prescription Drug Costs

    2:30-3:15

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

    Robert Betts
    Executive Director
    National Elevator Industry Pension Plan

     

    Healthcare Update

    3:30-4:15

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

    Carolyn Smith
    Counsel
    Alston and Bird LLP

     

    Zooming in on ZIP codes—Mapping Longevity to Strengthen Liability Management

    4:15-4:45

    Douglas Anderson
    Founder
    Club Vita

    Erik Pickett
    Longevity Consultant
    Club Vita

     

    Open Forum

    4:45-5:15

    Mariah Becker
    Director of Research and Education
    NCCMP

    Closing and Adjournment

    5:15

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP

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    2018 Lawyers and Administrators Meeting

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    2017 Lawyers and Administrators Meeting

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    2016 Lawyers and Administrators Meeting

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