SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7:30 - 8:00 am -Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 am - Introduction
SESSION I: 8:05 – 8:55 A.M.
GETTING TO KNOW FMLA
Mark Williams, MetLife
• Overview of Federal FMLA, State FMLA, and their
• Non-FMLA leaves
• Company leaves
• Burdens employers face (administration, compliance,
litigation, lost productivity)
SESSION II: 8:55 – 9:45 A.M.
TRANSPARENCY, PANDEMIC WIND-DOWN, AND OTHER KEY COMPLIANCE TOPICS FOR 2023 AND BEYOND
Mandy Bartoshesky, Gallagher
• Group health plan transparency provisions for pricing,
coverage and claims:
• 2010’s Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act
• Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2011 (CAA)
• End of COVID-19 requirements
• Compliance issues for employers in the coming months
SESSION III: 10:00 – 10:50 A.M.
MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AND ADDICTION EQUITY ACT
David Anthony and Jackie Peele, Willis Towers Watson
• MHPAEA legislative background and current
• Compliance obligations required by MHPAEA
• Identifying and evaluating Nonquantitative Treatment
• Identifying and evaluating Quantitative Treatment
SESSION IV: 10:50 – 11:40 A.M.
HOW CAN EMPLOYERS SUPPORT CHILDCARE NEEDS?
Chris Athanas, Bright Horizons
• State of childcare today
• Employer responsibility?
• How are employers helping to solve problems?
SESSION V: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
WHAT’S NEW IN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING?
Stephen Doyle, UPMC WorkPartners
• Overview of the scope for population health and
• Current state of well-being marketplace trends
• Review of the research and future directions
SESSION VI: 1:50 - 2:40 PM
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
David Johnson, Bolton
• Why focus on DEI in benefit plans
• Barriers to overcome in enhancing DEI
• Key opportunities to enhance DEI
• Measuring impact of DEI strategies
SESSION VII: 2:50 - 3:40 PM
HOW SECURE ACT 2.0 MAY IMPACT YOUR ORGANIZATION
Julia Zuckerman, Segal
• Changes to required minimum distribution rates
• Emergency savings provisions
• Expanded eligibility for part-time employees
• Matching employer contributions for student loan
• Higher catch-up contributions for older workers
• Allowance for 403(b) multiple employer plans (MEPs)
and 403(b) pooled employer plans (PEPs)
SESSION VIII: 3:40 - 4:30 PM
PHARMACY BENEFITS: A PRESCRIPTION FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Nick Miller, Highmark
• Current market overview
• The specialty pharmaceutical landscape
• What can an employer do?
• Contractual terms and conditions
• Ask the right questions!
Pennsylvania insurance has been approved for 8 general credits.
HRCI has been approved for 6.5 general credits.
SHRM has been approved for 6.5 PDCs.
For cancellations on or before May 15, 2023, an administrative fee of $15 will apply. For cancellations after May 15, 2023, an administrative fee of $25 will apply. In the unlikely event that the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of ISCEBS would need to cancel this event, a full refund minus a small administrative fee will be refunded within 15 business days.
Sponsored by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit specialists (ISCEBS), a non-profit organization that serves as an educational resource for Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and others in the employee benefits community.
2023 CHAPTER OFFICERS
President: Theresa Pudik Card, CEBS Compliant, American Benefits Consulting LLC
Vice President: Gloria Mathe, JD, CEBS, Delta Dental
Secretary/Treasurer: Melissa Musarra, CEBS Compliant, Utz Quality Foods
Mark Franchak, CEBS, Highmark
Julia Gleason, GBA, UPMC Health Plan
Roni McDonough, CEBS Compliant, Electronics for Imaging
Chrysta McIntire, CEBS, ArcelorMittal