• 2022 Annual Conference

    September 17-21, 2022

    We are excited to welcome you back to the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida this fall. Our conference will take place beginning with a pre-conference workshop on Saturday, September 17, taking a deep dive into a current topic of interest to multiemployer plans. Sunday, September 18 will feature our charity golf tournament benefiting Dad’s Day and our opening reception in the evening. Plenary and breakout sessions on Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20 will focus on the most pressing issues of the day affecting multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans. And our conference will close on Wednesday, September 21 with presentations from representatives of the Federal Agencies with jurisdiction over our plans.

    There is a lot to talk about this year! From the special financial assistance program for deeply troubled multiemployer plans, to withdrawal liability court decisions and forthcoming regulations affecting all multiemployer pension plans, to the clear focus of the Department of Labor on mental health parity and other issues.

    We are pleased to announce that registration and sponsorship opportunities are now open! Please click below to register or for more information on sponsorship options.

    Program information available below.

    Full program available for download here.

    Please note that due to a last minute schedule change after the program went to print, Secretary Walsh will be speaking on Monday, September 19 (rather than Tuesday as indicated in the pdf program), and Acting Assistant Secretary for EBSA Khawar will be speaking on Tuesday, September 20 (rather than Monday as indicated in the pdf program. The electronic days/times shown below are correct.

    If you have registered for the event please click here to visit our conference page to view speaker profiles and hotel information, interact with our great sponsors, and view sessions.

    If you have not yet registered for the event, please click here to register.

     

    Agenda

    Saturday, September 17

    Change is Coming - Earthshaking PBGC Regulations

    1:00-4:00

    1:00-1:15

    Hon. George Miller
    CEO, GM Strategies and Former Congressman

    1:15-2:00

    Jim Donofrio
    Chief Negotiating Actuary, PBGC

    Ben Kelly
    Deputy Assistant General Counsel, PBGC

    2:00-2:45

    Mary Ann Dunleavy
    Consulting Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Services

    Ben Ablin
    Consulting Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Services

    David Pazamickas
    Consulting Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Services

    2:45-3:00 – Break

    3:00-4:00

    Anthony Cacace
    Partner, Proskauer

    Jason Russell
    Senior Vice President and Actuary, East Region Retirement Practice Leader, Segal

     

     

    Sunday, September 18

    NCCMP Charity Golf Event Benefitting the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

    7:00-2:00

    2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

    7:00-8:00 – Golf Registration and Breakfast

    8:30-12:30 – NCCMP Dad’s Day Golf Outing

    12:30 – 2:00 – Golf Awards & Luncheon

    Conference Registration

    2:30-4:30

    Hotel Lower Lobby

    Welcome Reception

    5:30-8:30

    South Palm Court

    Join your friends and colleagues on the patio for our annual welcome reception featuring dinner and refreshments.

    Monday, September 19

    Conference Registration

    7:00-12:00

    Grand Registration

    Breakfast

    7:00-8:00

    Grand Ballroom East

    Opening Ceremony and Opening Remarks

    8:00-8:20

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director, NCCMP

    Sean McGarvey
    President, North Americas Building Trades Unions
    Chairman, NCCMP Board of Directors

    Keynote Speaker - U.S. Secretary of Labor

    8:20-8:40

    Hon. Marty Walsh
    U.S. Secretary of Labor, DOL

    Keynote Speaker - Director of the PBGC

    8:45-9:15

    Hon. Gordon Hartogensis
    Director, PBGC

     

    Strategies for Investment of SFA Assets Under PBGC's Final Rule

    9:15-10:15

    Moderator:

    Johnathan Siegel
    VP, Director of Taft-Hartley Eastern & Central Regions, Loomis Sayles

    Panelists:

    David Pazamickas
    Consulting Actuary, Horizon Actuarial Services

    Sue Crotty
    Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Segal Marco Advisors

    Michael Buchenholz
    Head of U.S. Pension Strategy, JP Morgan Asset Management

    Martin Jaugietis
    Co-Head of Americas Pensions Group within Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS), Blackrock

    Danielle Singer
    Head of North America Pension Solutions, Invesco

     

    Break

    10:15-10:30

    Grand Ballroom East

    Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Job Creation, and Labor Friendly Investment Partners

    10:30-11:30

    Moderator:

    Daniel Pedrotty
    Director of Capital Strategies, NABTU

    Panelists:

    Jim Brewer
    Legislative Director, NABTU

    Sonia Axter
    Managing Director, Infrastructure Investments, Ullico Investment Advisors

    Jorge Ramirez
    Managing Director, Labor & Government Strategies, GCM Grosvenor

    John Elliot
    Partner, NEPC

     

    Updates on Withdrawal Liability for All Plans

    11:30-12:30

    Anthony Cacace
    Partner, Proskauer

    Jason Russell
    Senior Vice President and Actuary, East Region Retirement Practice Leader, Segal

     

    Break for Lunch

    12:30-1:15

    Boxed lunches available

    Seminar 1 Option 1 - Contemporary Compliance Issues

    1:15-2:00

    Kathy Bakich
    Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader, Segal

    Paul Green
    Attorney, Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy and Welch

     

    Seminar 1 Option 2 - Cybersecurity: What You Need to be Doing to Protect Participant Data

    1:15-2:30

    Michael Stoyanovich
    Vice President, Senior Consultant, Segal

     

    Seminar 2 Option 1 - Lawyers and Administrators Meeting

    2:45-4:00

    Lori Wood
    Executive Director, Sheet Metal Workers National Pension Fund

    Adam Boston
    Chief Legal Officer, International Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund

    Seminar 2 Option 2 - Special Financial Assistance: A Plan Perspective

    2:45-4:00

    Kevin McCaffrey
    President, Teamsters Local 707

    Rob Projansky
    Partner, Proskauer

    Susan Boyle
    Senior Vice President, Actuary, and Multiemployer Retirement Practice Leader, Segal

     

    Reception

    5:00-6:00

    Grand Ballroom East

    Tuesday, September 21

    Registration

    7:00-12:00

    Grand Registration

    Breakfast

    7:00-7:45

    Grand Ballroom East

    Healthcare Legislative and Regulatory Update

    7:45-8:45

    Kathy Bakich
    Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader, Segal

    Carolyn Smith
    Counsel, Alston & Bird

     

    Keynote - Acting Assistant Secretary for EBSA

    8:45-9:15

    Ali Khawar
    Acting Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor

    Promoting Mental Health and Combating Substance Abuse

    9:15-10:15

    Moderator:

    David Brenner
    Senior Vice President, National Director of Multiemployer Consulting, Segal

    Panelists:

    Elena Lynett
    Vice President, Segal

    Aldo Zambetti
    Administrator, Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust

    Andy Johnson
    Fund Administrator, Teamster Center Services Fund

     

    Break

    10:15-10:30

    Grand Ballroom East

    Understanding the Dobbs Decision for Multiemployer Plans

    10:30-11:30

    Carolyn Smith
    Counsel, Alston & Bird

    Joanna Balogh-Reynolds
    Vice President, Segal

     

    Addressing the Opioid and Mental Health Crisis

    11:30-12:30

    Aelish Baig
    Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

    Chris Cain
    Executive Director, CPWR
    Director of Safety & Health, NABTU

     

    George Meany Awards Luncheon

    12:30-1:15

    Presentation:

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director, NCCMP

    Acceptance:

    Joseph Sellers
    General President, SMART Union

    Seminar 3 - Mental Health Parity Nuts and Bolts: Making Sure You're In Compliance

    1:15-2:30

    Elena Lynett
    Vice President, Segal

    Viv Hunter-Turner
    Principal, Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Groom Law Group

     

    Seminar 4 Option 1 - Ask the Regulators

    2:30-4:00

    Moderator:

    Paul Green
    Attorney, Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy and Welch

    Panelists:

    Darren French
    Senior Actuary, PBGC

    John Ginsberg
    Assistant General Counsel, PBGC

    Ben Kelly
    Deputy Assistant General Counsel, PBGC

    Rossi Marcelin
    Director, Plan Compliance, PBGC

    Bruce Perlin
    Assistant Chief Counsel, PBGC

    Carol Weiser
    Benefits Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury

    Harlan Weller
    Actuary, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury

    Colin Goldfinch
    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Amber Rivers
    Director Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, U.S. Department of Labor

     

    Seminar 4 Option 2 - Price Comparison Tools: What to Know When Selecting a Provider

    2:45-4:00

    Kathy Bakich
    Senior Vice President, Health Compliance Practice Leader, Segal

    David Gieselman
    Shared Claims Processing – Labor Division, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

    Terri Dickson
    Director, CareFirst BCBS

     

    Wednesday, September 21

    Conference Registration

    7:30-10:00

    Grand Registration

    Breakfast

    7:30-9:00

    Grand Ballroom East

    Agency Updates

    9:00-11:30

    Moderator:

    Mariah Becker
    Director of Research and Education, NCCMP

    Session 1: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

    Bruce Perlin
    Assistant Chief Counsel, PBGC

    Ben Kelly
    Deputy Assistant General Counsel, PBGC

    Session 2: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Special Financial Assistance Program

    Jim Donofrio
    Chief Negotiating Actuary

    Rossi Marcelin
    Director, Plan Compliance Department Office of Negotiations and Restructuring, PBGC

    Session 3: Department of the Treasury

    Carol Weiser
    Benefits Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury

    Harlan Weller
    Actuary, Office of Tax Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury

    Session 4: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Colin Goldfinch
    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Session 5: Department of Labor

    Amber Rivers
    Director, Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, U.S. Department of Labor

     

     

    Open Forum

    11:30-12:00

    Moderator:

    Mariah Becker
    Director of Research and Education, NCCMP

    Closing Remarks and Adjournment

    12:00

    Michael Scott
    Executive Director, NCCMP

    Thanks to our sponsors!

    Title Sponsor

    Platinum Sponsor

    Ruby Sponsor

    Welcome Reception Sponsors

    George Meany Award Sponosrs

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